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.
- 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.
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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!
|Country of Origin||Multiple, Assembled in USA|
|Dimensions||4.75"x4.75"x4" - Fan/Heater Unit 3"x3"x1" - Thermostat Unit|
|Material||Metal, Plastic, Multiple|