For successful incubation of egg clutches, it is necessary to maintain a constantly high temperature in an enclosed space for a long time. In this case, almost any heater can act as a source of heat. And, maintaining the specified parameters is provided by thermostats . They are the ones who can turn on and off the heating elements in a timely manner so that the laying of eggs is guaranteed to give offspring in the form of chickens.
Features of equipment connection
The device itself must be located outside the incubator so that it is not affected by high operating temperatures and excessive humidity. Never mount the device outdoors. Most structures cannot resist rain. In addition, you need to pay attention to the correct location of the thermal sensor:
- The sensor must be inside the incubator.
- Do not touch the top clutch of eggs.
- At least 50 mm below the top heating elements.
- Make sure that all conditions are maintained during operation.
Important: so that the sensor does not distort the readings inside the incubator, it should not be directly influenced by heating elements and circulating fans. Only secondary airflow reflected from the walls or egg-laying.
Do not connect the thermostat to a single incandescent lamp used to maintain the required temperature. In the event of accidental burnout, eggs will be at high risk of death. If the incubator cannot be restored within a few hours in a timely manner.
It will be safer for this purpose to use a parallel connection of several TEN or lamps. Burning out one will allow you to maintain the required temperature in a confined space. Until the malfunction is corrected, without any risk to the masonry.
Advantages of the thermostat
In fact, the principle of the device is simple. Made from quality components, the regulator will be a reliable assistant in your incubator. You can add to the main advantages:
- automatic work without a person;
- maintains humidity levels;
- saving electrical resources;
- visual control of indicators.
Reliable controller for incubator at the end of the incubation period will give a high percentage brood of birds. Will completely eliminate the situation of a sharp temperature drop.