My hova bator 1602n is starting to screw up. and I have eggs coming on Monday. It is going through big temp swings. I added a fan to it so it's a forced air incubator. The temp is set up to 99.5 f. It goes to 100 f then down to 97 f. Please help. I have checked the wafer and it rises fine but I don't know. What could it be? Thank you
I am starting to worry now. Please help.
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that's a normal temp swing for a wafer type thermostat. adding mass to the incubator will help control the swing. if it's full of eggs you don't need anything additional but while setting it up and tweaking a few bottles of water serve the purpose. a water bottle is also helpful if you don't have a full set of eggs.
what you want is to have the swing average around your desired temp of 99.5. with your 3 degree swing that would be 98-101, that will give you an internal egg temp of pretty close to 99.5
Edited by JetCat - 11/23/15 at 3:15pm