incubater question...thermostat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsengeseth, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do i want the one for single or double element??
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not sure, but probably depends on how it is going to be applied and wired.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Double element thermostats are common in hot water heaters which have
    two heating elements.

    In a bator you only need a single element but it should be the most precise
    one you can find. You want one with a narrow differential, which is the range
    it turns on and off.

    For example, most Lowe/Home Depot type tstats may turn on at 95 then off at 105.
    You want one that turns on at 98 and off at 101. The temps I list are examples
    and may need to be changed for your bator.

    I hope this makes sense from a half asleep electrical geek.
     

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