Originally Posted by moetrout
This is my pile-o-stuff that will soon become my incubator. I really like wattsjadajoe's full view lid. Joe, how do you like it? Does the lid get flimsy at all? If not I will try to make mine as big as I can with the plexiglass I have. I had another idea. How about a built on candler? Has anyone done it? I've never candled an egg in my life. If I attached one to my incubator should it be mounted inside or outside? I would probably use another one of those small 15 watt twist socket lights mounted inside a piece of pvc with a switch and then attach the whole thing to the side of the coolerbator. Waddaya think?
The full view lid is great!! The plexiglass is mounted with liquid nail and mirror holders. The lid on the bator is very sturdy. I like it and it is working great.
As for amps.....amps are amps no mater ac or dc. Most all normal wire you will get is rated for 600volts, so voltage should not be a concern.
It can all be calculated with Ohm's law. P=IxE (P is Power, I is amps, E is Voltage) So 300 watts at 110 volts is 2.7 amps. 300 watts at 12volts is 25 amps. Same thing holds true is the amps remains the same......the voltage or power must change...
The most important issue that most people overlook is the wire size! The wire size must be correct for the amps. Hope this helps.
As far as the candler....I would not install it on the inside. Candling can be done better and easier on the outside of the bator....JMO!