Pc Fan to circulate the air, how do you do it???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LunarRayne, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2011
    SW Arkansas
    I was just wondering how you do this. I can not find a fan that I can get an adapter for. I have a Little Giant Still Air Incubator. I have seen people talking about this before. How do you take a computer fan and hook it up to the incubator.
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Everyone wires the PC fans to old 12V adapters. Not sure of another way...
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you want to connect the fan to the top of the bator? If so you'll need some bolts, washers, and nuts. If you just want to have the comp fan inside and/or just asking about how to power it, then as the above posted stated, you'll just have to find an old cell phone charger or similar small volt/amp plug adaptor that you don't want or use and some electrical tape, then just cut and splice the power adaptor to your comp fan.
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    This is a homemade incubator/hatcher I made with the original fan I put in. I have changed the fan location since this picture was taken but it still works the same.
  5. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    NW minnesota
    you can get a 12volt direct current power supply from any 2nd hand thrift store. the fan can come from any old computer. i have two of the lg's and the hold temps better than my hovabator. just make sure the fan blows up toward the top of the bator.
  6. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    You can find fans and the power supply in a junk computer sitting around your house or anywhere else. To control the fan speed, you could use a "dimmer" switch from you local hardware store. Just be careful with the power supply and not get it wet or set it on paper.

    I just looked at my hovabartor and it seems the fan on it, is directly hooked up to the power cord. you might go to a local electronics shop and ask for a fan that works off 110 volt. Then splice it in to your power supply.

    Any other questions about using a pc fan, feel free to message me.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011

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