Can I cut the controller off my heater?

Edward Smith

New member
For heaters such as this one: Heater

Can I just cut the controller off, attach a male electrical adapter and connect it to my reefkeeper?

I know how to manage it the traditional way, I would just prefer not to have an extra unnecessary piece of equipment attached to the setup.



User and Abuser
Provided that box doesn't change the voltage sent to the heater.... (which I don't see any reason it would) , I don't see a problem with it.


New member
You might want to leave it, set a touch higher than the outlet on your Reefkeeper. Outlets "sticking" on is not unheard of (I have had it happen to two different PC4s) and that would provide you a backup "off" method... if the controller doesn't turn it off, the thermostat should.