Fan/Heater Unit for IncuKit™ XL
Fan Heater Combo Unit for the IncuKit™ XL. 125 Watt Heater and High Power Circulated Air Fan. 110V AC Power Click here to see the 220V International Version.
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Regarding the incukit xl heater: which wires do what? I would like to use it for a homemade incubator that already has a temp controller. What kind of power supply does the heater and fan need? 110 volt?
There are four wires for this unit. The ones coming from the heating element are typcially red and blue. The ones for the fan are typcially both brown. Both the heating element and fan operate on 110v power.
Does the hot air flow through the fan?
The fan actually blows up and over the heating element.
What is the physical size of this?
The size of this heater/fan unit is (5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 3/4").
How do I determine what wattage of heating element I will need for my incubator?
One of the simplest ways to determine what size of heating element you need in an incubator is what we call the light bulb test. To perform this test, you simply place a light bulb(s) in the incubator with the approximate wattage that you think will work. If this heats the incubator to or a little above the desired set temperature approximately the same wattage of heating element will also work. If it goes over by a lot than you will want a lower wattage heating element. If it takes a long time to heat up or never reaches the desired temp you will need a larger heating element.
What size of an incubator will the IncuKit heat?
There is not a predetermined size that the IncuKit will work for. This is because each incubator is built different and it is impossible to know which IncuKit will work for each design. There are several factors that will affect which IncuKit you will need to consider. A couple of these are the size, dimensions, and insulation. A good general rule of thumb for each size IncuKit is:
IncuKit XL With 1 x Heater/Fan – Approximately an incubator the size of an apartment refrigerator
IncuKit XL With 2 x Heater/Fans – Approximately the size of a GQF Sportsman Cabinet incubator
Before selecting an IncuKit we recommend performing a light bulb test to determine what wattage of heating element you will need. Click here to learn about the light bulb test.