fault in incubator thermometer

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  1. Daniel-ir-74

    Daniel-ir-74 New Egg

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    hi everybody
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    I'm planning to setup an incubator that I got from a friend, the incubator model is JN5-60.
    I also have a thermometer for showing the humidity ( it also shows the temperature).
    from what I have been reading, I'm supposed to set the temperature to 37.5 C for the first 18 days but when I turn the incubator on and set the temperature to 37.5 my other thermometer shows 4 C higher (42) and I have to set the temperature to 34 for my thermometer to shows the temperature 37.5-38

    my question is which thermometer I can trust ? (incubator thermometer or my other thermometer)

    thank you.




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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    You will need to calibrate the thermometers to determine which, if either, is accurate. There are several methods to do this - you can find information here on BYC with a search or on the wider web as well and decide which method is best suited to you and the devices you are testing.
     
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  3. tammytickle

    tammytickle New Egg

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    I have one of those digital hygrometer/thermometers... and I don't believe the reading on them at all... I got a mercury thermometer and it reads the same as my incubator [​IMG] good luck.
     
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