Digital incubator thermostat for redwood incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragon30276, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2014
    Senoia, GA
    I recently purchased a Leahy Favorite 1650 Redwood Incubator. It is rated at 445 watts. I was wondering is there a digital thermostat that I can upgrade to that will handle the 445 - 500 watts (if I upgrade the heat strips). all I have been able to find are the digital ones on Incubator Warehouse and the highest they are rated is 350 Watts. Please help if you can
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 30, 2013
    Pottstown, PA
  3. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2011
    North Florida
    Use a separate solid state relay to handle the higher wattage of the heat elements. Thermostat will cycle only the relay, which requires almost no wattage to function. This way you can use almost any thermostat to control higher wattage elements.. You will need to match up the control voltage of the relay ( ac or dc ) with the out put of the thermostat.

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