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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
Digital Display None Yes
Case Material Styrofoam Styrofoam
Window Size 4x6 Full
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"
Sanitation Liner Included Included
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.