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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KYBOY, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. tiedyechick

    tiedyechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    tiedyechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. tiedyechick

    tiedyechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Jim121898

    Jim121898 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it has been a while sense this post but I'm curious as to how it all worked out? I just bought a new Genisis 1588 digital unit and appear to be having similar issues. I have to set mine at 98.7 to get my calibrated thermometer to read 100. If I don't and leave the preset temp which is 100 my thermometer reads 101.2. It also appears the humidity is roughly 10% low on the digital read out as well. So I'm curious to see how yours ended up working out. Thanks
     
  8. tiedyechick

    tiedyechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went with what my trusted thermometer was reading and My hatchs have been pretty great.
     
  9. Jim121898

    Jim121898 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great news thank you!
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I have the same incubator and do only go off the programmed temp and the recommended humidity...100% hatch rate......


    Cheers!
     

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