OVA-Easy Advance Humidity Pump

Average User Rating:
3.66667/5,
  • Brand:
    Brinsea
    Manufacturer:
    Brinsea
    Product Price:
    179.95
    Buy URL:
    https://www.amazon.com/Brinsea-OVA-Easy-Advance-Humidity-Pump/dp/B0050I4MO2/?tag=backy-20
    Humidity is a crucial factor in the success (or otherwise) of eggs and the EX versions of the OvaEasy 190 and 380 Advance incubators put accurate control of humidity in the hands of the user. The standard OvaEasy 190 and 380 Advance egg incubators provide a continuous readout of incubation humidity but requires the user to alter humidity to achieve the ideal average level. The EX version with the Humidity Pump effectively maintains the humidity level precisely at the level the user sets irrespective of changes in room humidity and so overcomes problems that can commonly lead to eggs failing to hatch รข?" especially in the latest stages of incubation. The Humidity Pump includes an external water reservoir eliminating the chances of water in the incubator harbouring bacteria. The Humidity Pump module is designed to work seamlessly with the OvaEasy Advance egg incubators and can be purchased later as an upgrade from Advance to Advance EX status.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Yorkshire Coop
    4/5,
    "Must have for the octagon advance models"
    Pros - Fully automatic does all the humidity monitoring for you
    Cons - Price if bought separate from the incubator
    This pump takes all the worry out of humidity management during incubation. Relatively easy to set up once you have the knack of it. Priming the pump helps sucking the water through the tube before connecting to the incubator. Set your desired humidity level on your incubator and away you go no more having to add water.
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    Overall:
    4.5
  2. Silseb
    4/5,
    "very good"
    Pros - automatic
    Cons - check the tubing once in a while
    Excellent and a must for sebright eggs. Much better humidity control.
    Overall:
    4.5
  3. Makomd
    3/5,
    "OVA EASY HUMIDITY PUMP"
    Pros - supposed to be automatic
    Cons - they charge 2 different prices
    This of course is only for the humidity pump, but I could leave one for the OVA EASY as well. This humidity pump is the same humidity pump for the Octagons. They appear exact in shape size, everything. Customer service will tell you that the tubing is different, but I had both at the same time and there is no difference what so ever. Buy the cheaper one if you must. The humidity pumps are nice on the smaller incubators, but horrible when using with the larger Ova Easy 190 or 360, just can not pump enough water fast enough to get humidity up above 65% and that is with the vents closed (which is not recommended according to the manual but CS will suggest you to do).

    Update:11/23/12 For the last 3 months I have made some small modifcations that have greatly improved this humidity pump. Using fish tank tubing and connectors have allowed a lot more water flow and the tubing is 100 times more durabable and available then the tubing that comes with the machine.

    After being a fan of Brinsea with the Octagon 20 Advance and moving up to the Ova Easy 190 w/ humidty control, this will be the last Brinsea product I will ever buy. ****Edited**** Since posting this I have gotten some good service from Brinsea in regards to the OvaEasy and hopefully gotten it repaired with no cost to me. Update:11/23/12 Has been perfect since getting the new motor.

    Update: 5/9/13 I have had no issues with the Humidity pump or Ova Easy since the last review. The simple modifications made to the exterior of the humidity pump have been working great and still no need to replace tubing. The OvaEasy has been working flawless since the new motor, very pleased. Changed my rating to 3.5 stars for the humidity pump, it is still undersized for the large incubators and without modifications it runs non stop and never getting over 45-50%. A few extra changes made at the manufacturer could easily be a 5 star rating and usable product.

    Update 12/28/13 After the initial issues with the turning motor and making the modifications to the humidity pump, I have been very pleased with this incubator. We hatched eggs pretty much from Jan-Oct and have been very pleased with the performance and consistency of this incubator.
    Overall:
    3.5
    Purchase Price:
    1000.00
    Purchase Date:
    2012-02-28

User Comments

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  1. buckbye
    Why do you need to check the tubing?
  2. ChipotleChick
    There was a problem last year with the Brinsea humidity pump working with the Ova Easy. I have been told that when a pump stalled it could cause injury to the control board in the Ova Easy. I gave up on fixing the humidity last year because I couldn't risk the down time. This year I am trying to work with Brinsea to get my unit working properly. I have returned my pump for a modification that prevents injury to the Ova Easy control board. When I get the pump back I will have to mark it as the Ova Easy pump. Because as noted above there is no obvious difference in appearance. By the way, I bought a GQF incubator and hatcher in the mean time.
  3. Makomd
    My hatches have been fairly successful even at 60% humidity, but that has been chicken eggs and I currently am incubating some duck eggs as well. This past weekend I purchased 2 Two way plastic valves that have outlets probably 3-4 times larger than the original tubing and uses aquarium hoses. I placed this large tubing just around the pump area and it moves much more water this way and was actually hold around 65% most of the time. If I could only get the right answers on why this auto turner wants to fault every seeming second I might like it. Customer service has been very poor at best and quite frankly I am considering a return to Brinsea for refund. I'm not sure whats happened recently but its not hard to see with just a little looking that many people of recent are having problems with brand new Brinseas.
  4. The Sheriff
    I am in total agreement. I too moved up from the Brinsea Octagon Advance EX and kept the pump because I was certain it was the same as the one they are selling for the Ova-Easy. I am still convinced that it is the same. I have not been able to get the humidity above 60% using the pump no matter what I do. The tank holds a small amount of water and must be filed several times a day. After a few disastrous hatches of expensive eggs, I decided to use the Ova-Easy as an incubator only. The pump will do a fairly decent job of maintaining a 30% humidity and I only have to fill the tank once or twice a day. On Day 18 I move the eggs to a cheap Chinese made tabletop incubator for hatching. It has a much more reliable digital humidity reading. I attach a big syringe with tubing through a vent and add water as needed to keep the humidity at 65%. This system has worked much better. Sadly an incubator selling for close to $1000.00 should allow you to hatch a chick in it!

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