What are the differences in HOVA models?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rbar, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009
    Dayton, Tennessee
    I wish to buy another Hova incubator w/turner; I can use my old round one for hatching only. (I don't think an egg turner will fit in it...)
    I'd like a chicken AND quail auto turner with this one. I am looking at the 1602N with the 1610 turner...is this what I want?

    But, I am a bit confused...1588 and the 1610M are "12 volt DC", could they be run of 12 v DC battery if the power goes off?
    THAT would be really cool.
    That would certainly justify the extra expense to me, as the power to my house is not absolutely dependable. A circulated air model woud be nice too...with the turner.

    Can someone educate me on the differences in these models, voltages, etc.?
    I have emailed GQF twice, but as of yet no response...

    (Next question: Does anyone offer a "package deal" on the items?)

    Thanks in advance! Roy
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I dont know which model is which but I do know they make one that plugs in the acc/cigarette lighter in your car(12V DC). If you got that one you could get a booster pack(for boosting of cars) with the acc/cigarette lighter plug on it an use it as a power supply and battery backup.
  3. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2009
    Washington County, NY
    If you can afford the extra money I would go for the 1588 w/12volt dc turner.That way you have the circulated air and electronic temperature control.I think some of the hatcheries and poultry supply houses may offer a package deal.I have the 1588 and love it.Good luck [​IMG]
  4. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009
    Dayton, Tennessee
    Ok, found an item at Randall Burkey that allows the 1588 "to be attached to a 12 volt battery"...
    Will the 1610M turner will work off the same, need a separate adaptor, or have to revert to manual turning unon power outage?
    Can ANYONE help further on this point?


  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Heard so much good things about the hova bator
    genesis 1588 with the auto- matic turner 1610 or 1611 which ever u prefer.
    I have one coming from cutlers.supply. they seem to the be
    the least expensive.
    all that have them are happy with them.
    check out Cutlers..
  6. rbar

    rbar Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 17, 2009
    Dayton, Tennessee
    I'd prefer the 1610 or 1610M but do not know the difference in the models.
    GQF says it is "12VAC"...confusing...did they mean 12VDC, to go with the 1588 backup 12 V DC option?
    Yes, good deal at Cutlers...will probably buy from them, I cannot get GQF to answer any of my emails...funny, had excellent service from them in the past.


  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    My 1588 w/ the 1611 ran me $191 total w/ shipping... Savanna, GA to Phoenix from the folks who make it at GQF.

    1588 The Genesis Hova-Bator

    BTW... they answered my e-mail that I sent on a Friday by the following Monday... but it did take them over a week to process the order.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009

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