The commercial style Maru 190 Deluxe cabinet incubator is the next size up after the Rcom 50 range and can hold three (3) egg trays at a time so it is ideal for staggered incubation by setting one tray of eggs each week. It has an automatic turning function and a jog dial, digital temperature and humidity control. It includes an internal light and door sensing function for temperature compensation, an improved insulation board and updated humidifier. It is still essential to use distilled/demineralised water only.
Rain water, tank water, boiled water, or even “purified” water are not the same as distilled water and anything other than distilled water will void the warranty and damage the machine. It is also essential that the water container is never above the machine as it will flood it.
Larger egg incubators like the Maru series are for setting eggs only (incubating them up till the last three days, or before lock down. They require a separate hatcher, which is why Bellsouth offers a small discount on the Bellsouth 100 Manual version for hatching. (Plus, it is an excellent back up) Attempting to hatch in the machine can cause disease and damage to the machine. The plus side of a separate hatcher is the ability to stagger incubation for constant hatching.
As with all incubators, you must use a surge protection power plug or UPS (uninterrupted power supply) to protect the internal digital parts against power spikes and brown outs.
Throughout incubation, always ensure the ambient conditions in incubation room are within the machines operational range. This means between 20C and 25C, below 20C it will struggle to maintain temperature and below 15C it will likely be damaged trying to compensate or shut down completely. Over 25C and you risk overheating and over 30C in the room is dangerous. You should also be mindful that fire places or air conditioners can have a significant impact on the ambient humidity. The machine can only increase and sustain humidity, it cannot decrease it.
Dimensions: 440mm(wide) x 425mm(deep) x 838mm(high)
Egg Setting Capacity
With 42 egg Australian Chicken trays (honeycomb style)
3 x 42 egg setting trays 126 eggs
Using 25 egg Australian Duck/Turkey Trays
3 x 25 egg setting trays 75 eggs
Using 36 egg Australian Chicken trays
3 x 36 egg setting trays 108 eggs
Using 46 egg Pheasant/Bantam trays*
3 x 46 egg setting trays 138 eggs
Using 95 egg Quail trays*
3 x 95 eggs setting tray 285 eggs
*Different egg trays require slightly different set ups in the machine so you will need to confirm your choice of egg trays. The chicken and duck trays are price inclusive, but the pheasant/bantam and Quail trays are a slightly additional cost.
Notes: Picture shows universal egg trays. Bellsouth supply the Maru Cabinet series with Australian standard setter chicken trays as people generally prefer to know exactly how many eggs are in the tray and also fixed egg location means candling is that much easier
External water tank is not supplied. Simply use your demineralised water bottle with a hole made in the lid for the silicon tube (beside the machine only; never above).
Delivery of cabinet incubators can only be done on a pallet with a forklift so a forklift must be available for unloading at your chosen delivery address.
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