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225 Watt Cabinet IncuKit | Incubator Thermostat Fan Heater

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225 Watt Cabinet IncuKit | Incubator Thermostat Fan Heater
$149.99

Availability: In stock

Features:

  • All-in-one thermostat, heater, fan control unit
  • For cabinet incubators
  • Proportional digital electronic pre-set (99.5 F) thermostat
  • Digital display
  • Adjustable fan speed
  • Hatch timer
  • 225 watt quick-heat Nichrome heating element
  • Large high output axial fan with safety guard
  • Egg turner motor power port provides motor control
  • Mounting hardware & operating instructions included

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Many people prefer to build their own incubators. This is a fun do-it-yourself project. We’ve found that the biggest difficulty people run into while developing their incubators is being able to find a reliable heat source and thermostat. We’ve solved this problem by creating the IncuKit™ series thermostat, fan and heater units.

The 225 Watt IncuKit™ is an all-in-one kit designed to be the heart and brains of a homemade cabinet incubator. It allows you to convert a cabinet-sized enclosure into an incubator! To make your incubator, you can use anything from an old refrigerator to a custom built cabinet! Simply choose your enclosure and install your IncuKit™ unit inside.

Proportional Digital Electronic Thermostat:

This device lets you add a sophisticated control module to your cabinet (or larger-style) egg incubator. This is designed to control the temperature, air circulation, and automatic turner motors in your incubator.

Key Features:

  • Proportional thermostat – minimizes temperature swings
  • Pre-set to 99.5 degrees F (adjustable if desired)
  • Electronically controlled
  • Digital display
  • Controls the heater, fan, and egg turner motor(s)
  • Controls the fan speed
  • Hatch timer
  • Temperature calibration enabled
  • Remote sensor for accurate temperature reading
  • Easily mounts into your incubator (see video below)
  • 110/120V and 220/240V models available (select your model above)


What is the difference between a proportional thermostat and an on/off thermostat?

An on/off style thermostat turns the heater on full power when the temperature gets too low. Then it turns it completely off when the temperature gets too high. This style creates a wider swing in temperature because the temperature has to get too high or low before the thermostat responds. The proportional style thermostat adjusts the power up and down as the temperature starts getting close to the set-point (your target temperature). It will reduce the amount of power going to the heater as the temperature starts getting close to the set-point. Then it will increase the power as the temperature starts falling away from the set-point. This allows the temperature swing to be much less than the on/off style thermostat. When incubating eggs, precision counts! This is why a proportional style thermostat is typically preferred.

As always, all of our products are covered by our One-year Hassle-free Guarantee. Purchase today with no worries and experience the 225 Watt Cabinet IncuKit™ for yourself.

How to determine the appropriate size container for the 225 Watt IncuKit:

There are several factors that determine how much power will be required to heat your container up to the appropriate temperature to hatch eggs.  The size of the container, how well it is insulated, the room temperature and how much the room temperature fluctuates will all have a significant impact.  The 225W IncuKit™ will generate a little over 225 watts of power. So if a 200 watt light bulb will heat your enclosure to your desired temperature, this version of the IncuKit™ will as well. The buyer is responsible for determining if this will generate sufficient heat for your enclosure. As a reference point, 225 watts is the same amount of wattage as a GQF 1502 Sportsman Incubator.

Note: If your incubator needs more power than 225 watts, you have the option of using a heater that is always on in order to bump up the entire wattage inside the incubator. For example, if you think you will need about 300 watts for your incubator, you can put a 75 watt light bulb (or heater) inside the incubator that is always on. Then when the heater that you are regulating with the thermostat is on, you will have enough power in your incubator. Feel free to contact us if you would like further clarifications about this option.

If you find that your particular incubator needs more air circulation (a common issue in larger incubators), we offer additional AC Axial fans that can be added to increase air circulation. 

Select your voltage above in the drop down box (110V AC or 220/240V AC). 110V AC is for North America and a small number of other countries. 220/240V AC is for most places outside of North America.

Caution: This is an AC powered device that you will be mounting in your incubator yourself. You must use a great deal of common sense when dealing with electrical devices. Electricity is wonderful but can be very dangerous. Use caution, common sense and if in doubt, ASK AN EXPERT!

 

See the video below for a simple demonstration on how to install and use this IncuKit (This video shows the OLD thermostat type, but the concept is the same, we will be updating this video soon).
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Additional Information

Add'l Information

SKU 225INCUKIT
Condition New
Country of Origin Multiple, Assembled in USA
Dimensions 4.75"x4.75"x4" - Fan/Heater Unit 3"x3"x1" - Thermostat Unit
Circulated Air Yes
Material Metal, Plastic, Multiple
Model 225W IncuKit
Style IncuKit
Battery No
Capacity No
Sanitation Liner No
Thermostat Type No
Window Size No
Watts 225
Reviews

Customer Reviews 7 item(s)

Works Great
Building my own cabinet hatcher was so easy with this kit. The whole system is plug and play and installs in minutes. It holds the temp as good or better than my sportsman. The proportional thermostat seems to be the key to the accuracy. All I had to do was figure out what size water pan to use to get the right humidity. I plan on buying another to build another incubator
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Review by Mike W / (Posted on 8/19/2014)
Excellent product
I purchased this unit for my homemade cabinet incubator and it works amazingy by far the best money I spent on building the incubator! Only flaw is no humidity sensor and I'm sure incubator warehouse will fix that problem in the future.
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Review by ddunn214 / (Posted on 5/21/2014)
Could be better for the price
I built my own incubator out of an old "min" fridge/freezer. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/770361/converting-my-old-king-fridge-freezer-into-a-nice-sized-incubator

Pros:
Compact
Efficient
Accurate

Cons:
Wires too short
Humidity not monitored within "This is an all-in-one kit" (have to buy a humidity monitor separately)
Egg turner settings not clarified for the auto egg turners IW sells to be used with this unit

I was excited to get my IncuKit and get everything connected to start hatching some Quail and Chicken eggs. I was pleased with the unit until I started placing everything where it needed to be and noticed that the wiring was too short to reach everything properly. I think that for the price, IW could have at least made the cords about a foot longer, including the temp probe.

After configuring everything so it would fit within the constraints of the wiring, I powered the unit on. After going through all of the options I was a little disappointed that there was not a humidity reading. What this means to me is that there is another expense to "complete" the incubator setup. Seeing that humidity is a NECESSITY to incubate ANY type of egg AND the very first line of the 225w IncuKit says "This is an all-in-one kit designed to be the heart and brains of your cabinet incubator.", I was honestly expecting it to be a reading on the display :(

I also purchased the egg turner to use with this unit and no where in the instructions does it tell you what settings to use for the specific automatic egg turners. The default settings are: Turner-100%, Trn On T-4s and TrnFullC-12m. I had my turner connected for hours and did not notice ANY movement! I do know that the Hova-Bator and Little Giant auto egg turners are a complete cycle every 4 hrs so those settings do not seem to be correct for those models that they sell..

All in all, I must admit, this unit DOES heat up very quickly and with a few adjustments to the settings, it holds FIRM at 99.5F! I gave it 4 stars for everything due to the small issues I feel as though could and SHOULD be fixed for the next version of this unit! If they are, I would happily give it 5 stars across the board!
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Review by Aaron / (Posted on 4/22/2013)
Good item but lacking options
I built my own incubator out of an old "min" fridge/freezer. http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/770361/converting-my-old-king-fridge-freezer-into-a-nice-sized-incubator

Pros:
Compact
Efficient
Accurate

Cons:
Wires too short
Humidity not monitored within "This is an all-in-one kit" (have to buy a humidity monitor separately)
Egg turner settings not clarified for the auto egg turners IW sells to be used with this unit

I was excited to get my IncuKit and get everything connected to start hatching some Quail and Chicken eggs. I was pleased with the unit until I started placing everything where it needed to be and noticed that the wiring was too short to reach everything properly. I think that for the price, IW could have at least made the cords about a foot longer, including the temp probe.

After configuring everything so it would fit within the constraints of the wiring, I powered the unit on. After going through all of the options I was a little disappointed that there was not a humidity reading. What this means to me is that there is another expense to "complete" the incubator setup. Seeing that humidity is a NECESSITY to incubate ANY type of egg AND the very first line of the 225w IncuKit says "This is an all-in-one kit designed to be the heart and brains of your cabinet incubator.", I was honestly expecting it to be a reading on the display :(

I also purchased the egg turner to use with this unit and no where in the instructions does it tell you what settings to use for the specific automatic egg turners. The default settings are: Turner-100%, Trn On T-4s and TrnFullC-12m. I had my turner connected for hours and did not notice ANY movement! I do know that the Hova-Bator and Little Giant auto egg turners are a complete cycle every 4 hrs so those settings do not seem to be correct for those models that they sell..

All in all, I must admit, this unit DOES heat up very quickly and with a few adjustments to the settings, it holds FIRM at 99.5F! I gave it 4 stars for everything due to the small issues I feel as though could and SHOULD be fixed for the next version of this unit! If they are, I would happily give it 5 stars across the board!
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Review by Aaron Widmer / (Posted on 4/20/2013)
great buy
bought this to put in my custom built incubators that i build and sell. I gave to say that this purchase was the very best i have found. Heats up really fast and stays constant temps, very quite will be using in all my incubators from now on. Thanks incubator warehouse for such a great product.
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Review by rudy / (Posted on 5/6/2012)
Great for older Redwood bators
If you are looking to update / replace the thermostat and heating element in an older redwood cabinet, this combo is perfect. The heating element keeps my Leahy 400 egg incubator right at 99.5. I mounted the thermostat outside the cabinet along with a Brinsea spot check thermometer. Highly recommend.
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Review by cchoate / (Posted on 4/1/2012)
Exelant thermostat
Using 225 Watt in 4ft high well insulated home made incubator. It holds the temp. at set temp very well.
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Review by Otto / (Posted on 1/9/2012)