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Test run on my DIY incubator .

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I made a test run tonight. It come up to temp in about 15 minutes settled in with a .2 swing. Now the bad news the thermostat on the Incukit minni is set at 99.5 and it stays between 98.8 - 99.7 which is ok but my second thermometer a Incutherm Plus says 101.1-101.3 so one thermometer is off so I grabbed the wife's medical thermometer and it agrees with the Incutherm plus. The good news is I can't find hot or cold spots. That stated my question is does anyone know how to calibrate Incukit minni thermometer.
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A bad pic of my bator
Edited by shawn54 - 3/3/16 at 8:25pm
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I made a test run tonight. It come up to temp in about 15 minutes settled in with a .2 swing. Now the bad news the thermostat on the Incukit minni is set at 99.5 and it stays between 98.8 - 99.7 which is ok but my second thermometer a Incutherm Plus says 101.1-101.3 so one thermometer is off so I grabbed the wife's medical thermometer and it agrees with the Incutherm plus. The good news is I can't find hot or cold spots. That stated my question is does anyone know how to calibrate Incukit minni thermometer.

 

IF, and that's questionable, your Incutherm plus and wife's thermometer are accurate/calibrated then you have more issues then just calibration with the Incukit Mini as it's a 0.9 degree swing you stated not 0.2

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I questioned that with incubatorwarehouse when I first hooked it up they reassured me that what loss and gain in temp was being magnified buy sensitivity of the thermometer and that other devices would not pick it up and with others it was not more than .2 or .3.
I also got my meat thermometer which I did test in ice water and read 32.2 and it stays almost the same as Incutherm. I did find a .5 degree difference between top and bottom if I put probe on very bottom. But if probe stays above tray it is same.
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