Hova incubator fan will not turn off.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieTime, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I got a used Hova Bator Modle 1602N incubator with the turner then ordered a new turbo fan for it. When I ordered it they said that this fan will work with my incubator. My DH put the fan on like he though he was supost to but the fan does not cut off when the heating element goes off. Can we fix this or will it keep the eggs from hatching? Burn something up or something else that would not be good for the eggs and or our safety?
     
  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    The fan is supposed to stay on to circulate the air. Only the heat turns on and off.
     
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Really? I have another Hova incubator that came with the turner and fan but the fan goes off when the heater goes off, it works very well. I've had 3 hatches out of it. There's eggs in the one that the fan goes off every time the heater goes off right now. Good then I can go to bed and feel safe. Night, night.
    Thank you mac in abilene.
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Your other one isn't wired properly. The fan shouldn't be connected to the thermostat.
     
  5. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    yes the fan is supposed to stay on as long as the incubator is plugged in. You see, your fan is connected to your power cord and thus if the power cord is plugged in the fan will run. In a forced air bator the fan is always supposed to run. Always. So it's okay and you will probably find that the bator works better than your other one.
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Oh no............fan is supposed to be 24/7!
     
  7. novaman

    novaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I could never understand why the fan would be wired to shut off with the thermostat. Your temps will be for more static if the fan is constantly moving air across the thermostat. If the fan shuts off the thermostat is not going to be recieving a true temp of the whole incubator.
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just bought a used hova bator too mine is a 1602n mine did not come with a fan I added a 120v/12v adapter and a salvaged computer power supply fan I wired mine to run all the time, this is how most seem to do it. On the advice of someone who has hatched a few more then myself I turned the fan off during lockdown out of 20 quail eggs I had 10 hatch on day 16 6 hatch on day 17 one pipped but did not make it out one did not pip and 2 hatched on day 18 this is the best hatch so far for me. I plan on trying the fan turning off with the thermostat at some point too see how that works. These eggs were not shipped they are from my coturnix
     
  9. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Very good to know. I'll have my DH fix the first one when the hatch is over. It is a little to late now bucause I am 14 days in to the hatch. My other three hatches came out OK with this incubator so I'm not going to both them now. I'm just glad I was able to go to bed last night feeling safe. With out BYC I would be lost a long time ago. [​IMG]
     

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