Will PC fan work for incubator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazzzymike13, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little giant foam incubator. I don't want to pay 30 something dollars for a fan. Will a pc computer fan work?? If so how do you hook it up? I need some advice on this because my temperature fluctuates too much. Thank you.

    Mike
     
  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would its what every one uses in there home made bators but see if any one else chimes in
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    That is what my DH used in the bator he just built for me. It works great! I have 5 two day old fuzzy butts to prove it! [​IMG] I do not know how he hooked it up though. If nobody else can tell you I will have him post when he gets home.
     
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I used too!
    ~Rebecca
     
  5. ladrifter

    ladrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hook the fan to a 12 volt dc power supply
    larry
     
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  6. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:PC fans are 12V DC... NOT AC
     
  7. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took three out of my computer and they work great. Easy to hook up.
     
  8. tofuranch

    tofuranch What Came First????

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    I have got to do this

    Has anyone replaced a fan that died with a computer fan, in one of my bators, the fan just died
     
  9. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a local Radio Shack nearby..go there. They have an assortment of small, quiet pc fans....they carry the 12 volt fans, and you can buy a "humpback" dc adaptor plug to fire it up with...or you can also buy small 120vac fans as well, that you can wire up and plug right into your wall with out a converter. All the ones I saw were under $22.00

    Hope that helps.

    Dan
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:PC fans are 12V DC... NOT AC

    Not all of them [​IMG] Check.
     

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