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Old 11-08-2020, 09:39 AM
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Good morning everyone

Just wondering if anyone can help me

Iíve been downstairs since 6am and duffle my herp nursery ll has started bleeping and the temperature wonít go any higher the 5 degrees

Iíve opene the top panel and cleaner the little electric bored up but still just beeps and wonít go above 5 degrees

Any suggestions before i just chuck it out as itís bloodier Annoying


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Old 11-08-2020, 03:35 PM
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Quick google and it seem these things fail fairly regularly...

Looks like its a trip to the tip and time to make or buy a new incubator
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Old 15-08-2020, 02:15 PM
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Mine packed up too. When it worked it was great. Mine lasted about 5 years I think. The electrics packed up on it, beeping erratically and temperature all over the place.
They dont last for ever.
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Old 15-08-2020, 05:48 PM
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I would have thought that these would be easy enough to modify to use a normal pulse stat and remove the internal electrics, presuming the thing retains heat OK, which as I'n used his for 5 years would suggest they otherwise perform OK.
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Old 16-08-2020, 12:19 AM
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I would have thought that these would be easy enough to modify to use a normal pulse stat and remove the internal electrics, presuming the thing retains heat OK, which as I'n used his for 5 years would suggest they otherwise perform OK.
I'm sure, if you know what you are doing with it.
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Old 16-08-2020, 12:27 AM
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I'm sure, if you know what you are doing with it.
What form of heater do they use? - can't be any harder than cutting the two wires from the element / mat, extending them and fitting a 13amp plug on the end to connect to a dimmer thermostat. I'm sure most people are capable of wiring a plug, or joining two wires together
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:45 AM
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I got one the same in the garage. had the same recurring fault with these when I had a shop and used to sell them, when the fan is on all the time and preventing heat rising to the required temperature. . I suspect it is the thermistor. Unfortunately never found anywhere you could get spare or anybody to repair them.
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I got one the same in the garage. had the same recurring fault with these when I had a shop and used to sell them, when the fan is on all the time and preventing heat rising to the required temperature. . I suspect it is the thermistor. Unfortunately never found anywhere you could get spare or anybody to repair them.
The problem is that if they use a thermistor, which given how cheap they are is probably the case, if its gone open circuit then you can't measure its resistance to get some idea of a replacement.

If these incubators otherwise work well, then it could easily be modified using a normal pulse proportional stat. You wouldn't have the fancy display, but by adding a cheap module from e-bay you could display the temperature and humidity.
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:30 AM
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Try you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnMo6SoohhE
There is somebody showing how to fix an exo terra model whh as far as I am aware uses same mechanical process.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:08 AM
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OMG... relying on a Peltier Module to heat or chill... no wonder why they fail so often !
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