incubator light

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Got the Hova-bator 1602 decided to start it up to see how it heats up. When it plugged in the little red light went on then after a few minutes off the wafer felt does the light go off then go on when it stabalizes or is it always suppose to be lit
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    It should come on to let you know that the thermostat has kicked on and it's heating the incubator. It turns off when the element kicks off. When your temp is perfect with no fluctuations, it should flicker (mind you this rarely happens consistently, unless it's in a COMPLETELY draftless room). [​IMG]
  3. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    how long does it take to bring the temperature up. So it will kick on and off to bring the temp up? I'm sorry I'm paranoid
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I am not familiar with the 1602 specifically, however for us, when using a foam bator we give it 24 hours to stabilize. Then we address temperature, vey small changes in the setting, allowing couple of hours for stabilizing each adjustment.

    Try not to pay too much attention to the light, it can mislead you.

    Good luck.
  5. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    Dover, Ohio
    you'll know if the temp is stable by using the thermometer that came with it... i also suggest you go buy one of the digital hygrometer/thermometers from walmart ... and monitor both.. when we got our 1602 it didnt kick on like it was supposed to.. one easy call to the manufacturer and we were all set...

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