The SA-TCS-8 is suitable for rodents such as rats.
The SA-TCS-8 includes:
The K-type thermocouple(TC) is typically used for setting the temperature. The heated bed includes a thermiostor which measures the temperature of the bed, and this thermistor can be used as an temperature set point in the absense of the thermocouple.
A temperature analog output can be used to record the temperature with a data acquisition system.