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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johndeere96, Feb 26, 2012.
Does anyone know?
this guy has helped me alot with my homemade incubator
You use it as a switch so splice it to (interrupt) the black wire that goes to the light. Black wire to switch and from switch, wafer should have two wires..
Double check to make sure your thermostat can take the amps of the (light/heater/etc) you are wiring in place. If not (and the preferred method) is to use a relay.
The relay has two sides, each is a switch. The larger amps side is for the load (whatever you are running) and the other side would be your thermostat. The only difference is that the thermostat circuit will power a small electromagnet (most common and cheapest type of relay) that closes the mechanical (internal) switch on the load side.
This is how small circuits can run large loads without damage.
I don't know your design, but thought I'd add this quick note. BTW, relays are often only a few dollars.
Hope this helps.
I got it! Finally!
congrats and good luck, did you build your own?
Yes I built one out of a mini fridge but I'm not quite done.
Here is a diagram I made. I use this one for water heater thermostat, and I have used it for wafer thermostats, as well as Bi-metal thermostats.
Would love to see pics! I have a mini fridge I would love to make into an incubator.
thanks for the relay advice, i'm converting a small under the counter freezer into a bator . and have noticed the wafer thermostats are 2 amp. and was wondering if i was gonna fry a 20 dollar piece plugging in a 5 dollar bulb