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Anyone else with a 1588 that reads "off" on the digital display?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Just curious, we have a couple of 1588's. One is the newer type with the digital display..Ours reads 100.0° but is actually about 98.6° according to a Cooper, a brinsea spot check and a type K thermocouple thermometer so I trust that is actually lower than the displays says..

 Do you think this may be in part due to the thermostat taking temp from the top of the incubator?

post #2 of 6

Im having issues with mine. i just got it and all three of my thermometers are reading high but the display says 100F.

I just posted about it. im fairly new to hatching so i have no idea what to do i have eggs coming tomorrow   

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

how high are they reading? if you trust they are accurate then you can lower your incubator temp..

post #4 of 6

The break down of my issue:

 

Digital display reads that its set to 37.7C (99.9F) and is displaying that the incubator is at  37.7C (99.9F) 

 

 

Thermometer 1 - 37.9  (100.2F) (is a probe through the vent hole sitting just above the egg turner 

 

Thermometer 2 - 38.5 (101.3F)  (Mercury Thermometer sitting on the egg turner)

 

Thermometer 3 -  39C (102.2)  (Shitty $3 canadian tire Thermometer that i used as a sole thermometer in my cooler bator last year with a hatch rate of 7 out of 10 With it reading about a steady 37.4 C (99.3F ) 

 

 

 

I calibrated thermometer 1 & 2 in ice water they should be reading accurate.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Well if you trust those thermometers then I might try adjusting it down a little..I know its dosnt help you right now but Ive found over the years that your hatch is a better measure of your temp than a thermometer is..As much as we all hate it even the best thermometers can be off..Ive even read more than a couple of posts about people testing their brinsea spot checks and having them be off..they are suppose to be the best and even they are not immune to it.

post #6 of 6
Well the eggs are in. Fingers crossed. Now I wait. I did lower the temp in the digital display to 99.4 I figure a bit too low is better than a bit too high.
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