Home made incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by axen321, May 4, 2017.

  1. axen321

    axen321 Just Hatched

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    So I made a homemade incubator and it's working out pretty well. I just hatched 23 out of 25 eggs. So I decided to buy an egg turner for it off of eBay. Link below. It says the motor takes 110v and rotates once per hour. I hooked it up and it was rotating 3x a minute and the motor was getting pretty warm. What am I missing here


    http://m.ebay.com/itm/332164798282?...3De11050.m43.l1123%26rvr_id%3D0&ul_noapp=true
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It says in the ad in writing that it makes full rotation every two hours but goes on to say depending on the settings of the controller in your incubator. Then lower in the specifications it says motor: 2.5/3r/min. That clearly says 3 revolutions per minute.

    Contact the seller. Ask about the discrepancy and about how to adjust the settings on controller. If it can't be remedied then ask to return the item. Motors do get warm but it's not a huge problem. Small adjustment to the thermostat may be needed.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  3. axen321

    axen321 Just Hatched

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    So I found the same turner on amazon. in the description it said it needed a pcb controller? Anyone know any thing about them? am I better off just buying a different motor for it?
     
  4. LLranch

    LLranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe PCB stands for printed circuit board which is a very generic term and does not really describe the controller you would need I think you're better off getting a different motor
     

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