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Anyone's Ecoglow 20 wall plug feel really hot- is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Chat, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new Ecoglow 20 just arrived yesterday and I plugged it in last night for a test run. It was maybe on for an hour or two. The bottom heat plate seemed to be a lot hotter than I thought it would be. I can leave my fingers on it but it is kind of uncomfortable hot. I thought maybe I'm just being a baby and worrying about it too much until I went to unplug from the wall. The plug-in seemed really hot. I have a brisnea incubator running at the moment and I went to feel it's plug-in which is similar and the incubator that has been running for several weeks wasn't nearly as warm as the brooder. Is this normal? Maybe it's just that it is new...[​IMG]
     
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  2. VeggieGoneEggie

    VeggieGoneEggie Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is pretty warm too, but not quite hot enough that I can't keep my hand on it indefinitely.

    The EcoGlow itself is pretty warm. Chicks were primarily sleeping just outside from under it, so I wonder if it's a little too hot for them? I just shoved more shavings/bedding under one side of it to prop it he one side up a little. Wil see if more air space under the heat panel feels better for the babies?
     
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, VeggieGoneEggie, I can keep my hand on it, it just feels warmer than the incubators transformer which I found out is the same transformer as the Ecoglow uses. Good to know that yours gets pretty warm as well, sounds like it is normal. I am borrowing one of those point and shoot digital temperature things from a friend to see what the plate is reading. It seems too warm for chicks to be touching. I know a normal chicken body temp runs somewhere around 105 and 107 so it would feel hotter to us, but I just want to make sure there isn't a malfunction going on and risk burning my chicks that are scheduled to hatch Monday.
     

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