I got a PC fan and put it in the bator and.......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RooptyDoo, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LG incubator that has been holding temps well. It has been around 100-101.5. I bought a PC fan yesterday and wired it up and stuck in there (I was planning on putting the eggs in there tonight). I went and checked on the bator and... Are you ready for this all 3 of my thermometers said.... 138.8 degrees [​IMG]. Why is it so high? It was just fine without the fan in it. I just don't get it. So I dont think that I will be using a fan in that incubator.
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Did you wire the fan to a 12 volt power source or did you use the bators wiring?
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    just turn the heat down.. your motor is probably adding heat.
     
  4. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We wired it to a 12 volt power source.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The fan motor is probably creating the heat. You will probably have to take the fan out if it's making that much heat. I don't think you could turn it down enough to make a difference.

    You could also try hooking it up to a lower volt adapter, that would make it run slower, thus decreasing the heat output..
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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