The Hova-Bator egg incubator was invented by G.Q.F Manufacturing Company in the mid 1960's. The Hovabator was special because it was low-cost, low-wattage, and most of all thermostat controlled. In 1980 the patented Hova Bator continuous turning egg turner was introduced, another breakthrough in the egg incubation realm. There are 2 main Hova-Bator Incubator models, the Hova Bator 1602N & the HovaBator 1588.
HovaBator 1602N vs 1588 Comparison Table
|HovaBator 1602N||HovaBator 1588|
|Price||~$45 (w/o Fan)||$145|
|Circulated Air||Optional (~$70 Incubator + Fan)||Yes|
|Thermostat Type||Bi-metal - ON/OFF||Digital Electronic ON/OFF|
|Thermostat Display||None||Temperature & Humidity|
|Egg Turner Racks||Universal, Quail, Goose||Universal, Quail, Goose|
|Egg Capacity||41, 120, 9||41, 120, 9|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||18.5" x 18.5" x 9"||18.5" x 18.5" x 9"|
|Voltage||110 Volt AC||12 Volt DC|
Hova-Bator Incubators are often misspelled as Hovabator or Hova Bator. GQF Manufacturing is the manufacturer of the Hova-Bator and they have determined that the official spelling is Hova-Bator (Not Hovabator or Hova Bator). A search of the GQF Manufacturing's website returns at least 4 uses of the term HovaBator, and it is hard to determine the use of Hova Bator because the search engines treat Hova Bator & Hova-Bator as the same terms. These examples show that even the manufacturer of the Hova-Bator doesn't always get the spelling right.