Incubator Parts

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rollandwasteland, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Rollandwasteland

    Rollandwasteland Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could tell me briefly about various parts of the incubator. What is a wafer? What is a microswitch?

    Thanks,
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  3. Rollandwasteland

    Rollandwasteland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the picture. Let me re-phrase my question. What does each of the items do? What is the function of the wafer?
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    The wafer expands with heat , making the micro swith which turns off the heating unit.
     
  5. Rollandwasteland

    Rollandwasteland Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Deerman.
     
  6. dave27889

    dave27889 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wafer expands( thats the copper colored unit) as it heats up. When the wafer expands enough it hits the microswitch. The switch is then pushed in and cuts the circiut for the heating system off. It will also cut off anything else in that circuit. When the wafer cools down it contracts and releases the microswitch and the unit cuts back on. I hope that helps. Later, Dave27889
     

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