All incubators allow for temperature adjustment, different models have different ranges of adjustment, see min and max on the table below. It is important that your incubator is located in a room with a stable temperature to ensure optimum conditions for incubation. Incubators should be located in a room free from draughts and out of direct sunlight. The room ‘min’ temperatures vary according to the incubator, see table below.

Min = the minimum incubation temperature setting on the incubator control. The actual minimum temperature that can be reliably maintained in practice is always approximately 3°C (5.4°F) above the ambient room temperature. For example, if your room is very warm, e.g. 35°C (95°F), the minimum incubation temperature will be 38°C (100.4°F), even if the setting is lower. The incubator fans and the eggs themselves create some heat.

Max = the maximum incubation temperature setting on the incubator control. Maximum temperature is limited by ambient conditions. If the room temperature falls below the room minimum your incubator might struggle to reach the set incubation temperature and the temperature around the eggs will not be as even as it should be.

Many Brinsea incubators are fitted with ambient temperature alarms that warn if the room temperature is getting too high or too low for the incubation temperature to be reliably maintained, see the table below.

MODELCONTROLROOM TEMP
ALARM
MIN °CMAX °CROOM
MIN °C
MIN °FMAX °FROOM
MIN °F
Mini II EcoAnalogue36.539.51797.7103.162.6
Mini II AdvanceDigitalYes2040176810462.6
Mini II EXDigitalYes2040176810462.6
Maxi II EcoAnalogue36.539.51797.7103.162.6
Maxi II AdvanceDigitalYes2040176810462.6
Maxi II EXDigitalYes2040176810462.6
Ovations - all modelsDigitalYes2040106810450
OvaEasy Series II - all modelsDigitalYes2040156810459
EcoGlow Safety chick brooders- all modelsN/A1050
Z6Digital25411577105.859
Z7 Contact IncubatorDigitalYes25411577105.859
K7 DigitalYes25411577105.859
X3Digital25411577105.859
X8Digital25411577105.859
Mini EcoAnalogue36.539.51797.7103.162.6
Mini AdvanceDigital2040176810462.6
Mini Advance EXDigital2040176810462.6
Octagon 20 EcoAnalogue2040106810450
Octagon 20 AdvanceDigital2040106810450
Octagon 40 EcoAnalogue2040106810450
Octagon 40 AdvanceDigital2040106810450
OvaEasy Pre-CoolingDigital2040156810459
Hatchmaker (red spindle)Analogue2540107710450
Polyhatch (red spindle)Analogue2540107710450
Hatchmaster (red spindle)Analogue2540107710450
EcoGlow 20 & 50 chick broodersN/A
TLC-30 Eco & Vetario S30Analogue20381568100.459
TLC-30 Advance and Vetario T30DigitalYes20381568100.459
TLC-40/50 & Vetario S40/50Digital2040156810459
Vetario T40M/50MDigital203820-2568100.438-77

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