Fan for Bator...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SamG347, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    Can I just use the PC fans from Radio Shack for my incubator? And what else would I need to get?
  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I am putting a pc fan on my incubator at this very moment! You will need a 12V adapter that plugs into the wall. We found one from one of my boys silly toys. And then wire the fan and mount it.

    Radio Shack Fan is the kind I have.
  3. Cowboy Joe

    Cowboy Joe Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2009
    Western NY
    I bought a still air, styrofoam LG incubator years back and added an old fan from a PC. As mudfarm said, you'll probably need a 12Vdc adapter (aka wall wart). Check the fan, it should have the power requirement written on the label.

    From what I'm hearing, most of the incubators with air circulation only turn on the fan when the heater goes on. Mine stays on all the time as this provides more uniform temp. Plus, I didn't have to concern myself with connections to the heat controller.
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is the direction I'm going, a pc fan with 12 v adapter. The fan that is going to go into our incubator is from the pc dump. Why buy new when you can recycle.
    I'd like to know where you are going to mount this fan. I am wondering how and the where....
    Good luck to you!!!
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    As long as the fan doesn't blow directly on the eggs, it doesn't really matter where you out the fan at. In the homemade bators most people put them on the side.

    Just be careful, if the fan is too big it can make your temp go up. You might want to think about using a 9v adapter instead. And most incubators that have fans that I know of, the fan stays on all the time.
  6. Swamp Roo

    Swamp Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2008
    SW FL
    Check thrift stores/garage sales/flea markets for a cheap($.50-$1) power supply.


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