Purpose of a relay in homemade bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missfire, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. missfire

    missfire In the Brooder

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    I see on the parts list for several incubators that a "Relay" is listed, what does this accomplish, I have seen where no one seems to use them on their homemade bators. I'm confused as usual. [​IMG]
     

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    The relay is to use a low power thermostat to run a high power heat element. Like if you use a home thermostat(tiny wires) to run a 1800watt hair dryer like I do in one of my incubators.
     
  3. missfire

    missfire In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info I'll be running a gqf heating element with either a
    Gqf wafer thermostat or a gqf electronic thermostat. In your opinion would
    I need to use a relay? Thanks again
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    No your fine without one.
     

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