OvaEasy 190 380 580 Advance Series 2 GB2

OvaEasy 190 380 580 Advance Series 2 GB2
MJ1923 GB Issue 01
OVA-EASY ADVANCE
User Instructions
Models Covered - (OE190, OE380, OE580)
Contents
Section
Subject
Page
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Introduction
Unpacking
Location and Installation
Quick Reference
Digital Control System
Storage of eggs
Temperature
Humidity and Ventilation
Egg Turning
Egg Setting
Periodic Incubation Cooling
Hatching
Cleaning up
Troubleshooting
Servicing and Calibration
Specifications
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1 Introduction
Read the instructions before use.
These instructions detail the operation of your new Ova Easy Advance Series II Digital Cabinet Egg
Incubator with programmable automatic egg turning system. Please read these instructions carefully before
setting up your machine to achieve best results and keep these instructions safe for future reference. This
document includes recommended procedures for successful hatching but incubation involves the control and
manipulation of a large number of factors and in certain circumstances different procedures may be
necessary. Your incubator is designed to allow the user to vary the incubation conditions to suit a wide range
of species in different ambient conditions and the specific set-up for every situation is beyond the scope of
these instructions.
There is a range of books available covering incubation techniques, for more information or to request a
book list please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Ova-Easy Advance incubators are available with the option of the Advance Humidity Pump for
automatic humidity control. Operating instructions for this module are supplied separately.
Fig. 1 Functional Features of the Ova-Easy Series II Advance Cabinet Incubators with Programmable
Automatic Turning.
Digital
Display
Control
Buttons
Output for
optional
Advance
Humidity
Pump
Ventilation
Control
Removable
Water
Evaporation
Tray
Setting Shelves with
Programmable
Automatic Egg
Turning
Insulated Panels
Hatching Tray(s)
with Cover
(OE190, OE380 only)
Clear Door
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2 Unpacking & Assembly
2.1
Your incubator has been supplied in protective packaging. Please remove all tape, strapping and
packing from the incubator parts. Retain the carton and packing materials to enable the unit to be
repacked. Please check that parts are all present and undamaged. Damaged appliances shall not
be used.
2.2
Check that the electrical supply matches the machine’s requirements (marked on the technical label
on the outside of the box and on the top cover of the Incubator). The power cord set must be an
appropriately rated and approved cord-set in accordance with the regulations of the country it is used
in.
2.3
To register your new Brinsea product please visit www.brinsea.co.uk and follow the link on the right
hand side of the home page to qualify for your free 2 year guarantee.
2.4
Go to www.Brinsea.co.uk and register as a free member of the Brinsea Email Group to receive the
latest news and information such as advance notice about new products, special offers, exclusive
competitions and much more.
3 Location and Installation
THE INCUBATOR MUST BE PLACED IN AN INDOOR AREA NOT SUBJECT TO SPLASHES OF WATER
OR WET CONDITIONS AND OUT OF REACH OF ANIMALS AND CHILDREN.
3.1
Your incubator will give best results in a room free from wide temperature variations and with
generous ventilation – particularly if several incubators are running at the same time. Ensure that the
room temperature cannot drop on a cold night. Ideally thermostatically control the room at between 20
and 25°C (68 and 77°F). Never allow the room temperature to drop below 15°C (59°F) and ensure
that the incubator cannot be exposed to direct sunlight.
3.2
Always place the incubator upright on a flat level surface off the floor. Ensure the surface is adequate
to support the weight of the machine and contents. See weight specifications at the end of this
document.
3.3
Open the door, slide out the Evaporation Tray and fill with 1:200 mix of water and Brinsea disinfectant
solution. The water level should be no higher than approx. 1” (2.5cm) from the top. The evaporating
block is not normally needed unless very high humidity levels (e.g. for hatching) are required or the
optional Advance Humidity Pump is being used. Close the door.
3.4
Plug the incubator supply cable into a suitable outlet ensuring that the cable is not pulled tight. The
incubator fans will start, the buzzer sound and the LCD display will show the air temperature and
humidity.
4 Quick Reference (please read relevant section for detail)
This quick reference is intended to allow users to quickly set up the incubator and learn the key features of
the control system. Please read the rest of the instructions to obtain a full understanding of each feature.
PRESS BOTH BUTTONS TO UNLOCK THE MAIN MENU
SELECT THE OPTION / RETURN TO THE MENU.
GO FORWARD ONE SCREEN / INCREASE THE VALUE / DISPLAY IN CELSIUS.
GO BACK ONE SCREEN / DECREASE THE VALUE / DISPLAY IN FAHRENHEIT.
PRESS BOTH BUTTONS TO SET THE TRAYS LEVEL, FROM LEFT OR RIGHT
TO HORIZONTAL.
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MAIN MENU – QUICK REFERENCE
TEMP
OK  
37.5C
OK -
+
INCUBATION TEMPERATURE.
RANGE 20.0 – 40.0°C (68.0- 104.0°F).
DEFAULT 37.5°C (99.5°F).
RH%
OK  
RH 20%
EX ONLY
RELATIVE HUMIDITY.
RANGE 20% – 80%.
DEFAULT 20%.
ONLY FOR EX VERSION WITH
ADVANCE HUMIDITY PUMP – SEE
SECTION 8.
TURN 0/1
OK  
TURN 1
OK - +
AUTOMATIC TURNING STATUS.
SWITCHES THE AUTOMATIC TURNING
SYSTEM ON (1) OR OFF (0).
DEFAULT OFF (0).
TURN INT
OK  
MINS 30
OK - +
TURNING INTERVAL.
SETS THE DELAY BETWEEN TURNS.
RANGE 30 – 180 MINUTES.
DEFAULT 45 MINUTES.
ALARM HI
OK  
HI
OK
2.0C
- +
HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM. RANGE
1.0 – 5.0°C (1.8 – 9.0°F) ABOVE SET
INCUBATION TEMPERATURE.
DEFAULT 2.0°C (3.6°F).
ALARM LO
OK  
LOW 3.0C
OK - +
LOW TEMPERATURE ALARM. RANGE
1.0 – 5.0°C (1.8 – 9.0°F) BELOW SET
INCUBATION TEMPERATURE.
DEFAULT 3.0°C (5.4°F).
COOLING
OK  
MINS OFF
OK - +
PERIODIC INCUBATION COOLING.
SWITCHES HEATER OFF FOR A TIMED
PERIOD ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS (SEE
SECTION 11).
RANGE 60 – 360 MINUTES.
DEFAULT - OFF.
C/F
OK  
DISP C
OK C F
CELSIUS / FAHRENHEIT DISPLAY.
SWITCHES ALL TEMPERATURE
FIGURES BETWEEN °C AND °F.
DEFAULT °C.
SAVE.
ALL CHANGES ARE SAVED. RETURN TO
NORMAL OPERATION SCREEN.
SAVE
OK  
CANCEL.
ALL CHANGES ARE IGNORED. RETURN
TO NORMAL OPERATION SCREEN.
CANCEL
OK  
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5 DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM
T*37.5C
H*45% /
The Ova-Easy Advance control system utilises highly accurate, individually calibrated sensors for
temperature and humidity. Be cautious of low cost analogue or digital thermometers and hygrometers when
comparing them with the incubator display readings.
5.1
NORMAL OPERATION – Temperature and relative humidity are continuously displayed. Turning
status indicator shows if automatic turning is switched on or off.
The asterisk "*" adjacent to the temperature reading shows when the heater power is on. When
warming the asterisk will be continuously on, once warmed up the asterisk will slowly flash as the
heater is pulsed to maintain the correct temperature.
When reducing the temperature setting the asterisk may go off, this is normal. During periodic
incubation cooling (see section 11) the asterisk will be replaced by an arrow: “↓”.
The asterisk "*" adjacent to the relative humidity display is only on when the pump control output is on
(see section 8) and is only applicable when using the optional Brinsea Advance Humidity Management
Module.
If automatic turning is switched off "=" is shown in the corner of the display.
If automatic turning is switched on a line "/" symbol is shown revolving in the corner of the display.
5.2
POWER LOSS DISPLAY – If power has been interrupted due to a power cut (or when first switching
on) a “P” is shown flashing on the bottom line of the display. Press OK for 2 or more seconds to clear
the indicator. If the reason for the power loss is not known check the power cable connections are
secure.
Once the “P” indicator has been cleared, it is advisable to candle eggs a number of times to check for
losses.
T*37.5C
H 45% P/
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5.3
HIGH TEMPERATURE ALARM DISPLAY – If the measured temperature goes up by more than the
figure in the ALARM HI screen, the alarm will sound immediately and “+T” will be displayed. Press OK
to silence the alarm for 30 minutes.
If the high temperature problem rectifies itself the “+T” remains on the display to show this has
happened. Press OK to clear the indicator. Check the incubator is not (and has not been) in direct
sunlight or too near a heat source such as a room heater. It is advisable to candle eggs a number of
times after this event to check for losses.
T 39.8C
H 45%+T/
5.4
LOW TEMPERATURE ALARM DISPLAY – If the measured temperature goes down by more than the
figure in the ALARM LO screen, after 60 minutes “-T” will be displayed and the alarm will sound. Press
OK to silence the alarm for 30 minutes.
If the low temperature problem rectifies itself the “-T” remains on the display to show this has
happened. Press OK to clear the indicator. Check the incubator is not (and has not been) in a cold
draught or that the room temperature has dropped significantly. It is advisable to candle eggs a
number of times after this event to check for losses.
T*32.1C
H 45%-T/
5.5
LOW ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM – If the calculated room temperature remains too low for
optimum results for more than 1 hour a warning is displayed “-RM” and an alarm will sound. Press OK
to silence the alarm for 30 minutes.
If the low temperature problem rectifies itself the “-RM” remains on the display to show this has
happened. Press OK to clear the indicator. Check the incubator is not (and has not been) in a cold
draught or that the room temperature has dropped significantly. It is advisable to candle eggs a
number of times after this event to check for losses.
T*37.5C
-RM
/
5.6
HIGH ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM – If the calculated room temperature remains too high for
optimum results for more than 1 hour a warning is displayed “+RM” and an alarm will sound. Press OK
to silence the alarm for 30 minutes.
If the high temperature problem rectifies itself the “+RM” remains on the display to show this has
happened. Press OK to clear the indicator. Check the incubator is not (and has not been) in direct
sunlight or too near a heat source such as a room heater. The eggs themselves create significant
metabolic heating at later stages of incubation and may contribute to this if room temperature is high it
is advisable to candle eggs a number of times after this event to check for losses.
T*37.5C
+RM
/
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5.7
AUTOMATIC SHELF LEVELING
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF POSSIBLE INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE MECHANISM NEVER
INITIATE A TURN WITH THE DOOR OPEN. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR WHILE THE SHELVES
ARE MOVING.
AN ALARM SOUNDS AT THE START OF EACH TURN TO WARN THE OPERATOR. THE
SHELVES MAY BE STOPPED BY PRESSING ANY BUTTON ONCE.

To make the shelves level for a short time when loading or inspecting eggs:
Automatic turning must be set to on (I) in the Main Menu.
Press the OK and – buttons at the same time. The control system starts the shelves turning and
stops them when they are level. The automatic turning system will be left in “pause” mode.
A button must be pressed to resume automatic turning again. The shelves will move to the side
position and normal automatic turning will be restarted. If it is not restarted within 30 minutes an
alarm sounds to remind the operator.
If a button is pressed at any time while the shelves are turning the motor is stopped and the
system will be left in “pause” mode. A button must be pressed to resume automatic turning again.
If it is not restarted within 30 minutes an alarm sounds to remind the operator.
T*37.5C
PAUSE =

To make the shelves level for a long time (e.g. when using the whole incubator as a
hatcher):
Automatic turning must be is set to off (0) in the Main Menu.
Press the OK and – buttons at the same time. The control system starts the shelves turning and
stops them when they are level. No further action is taken until automatic turning is switched back
on in the main menu.
If a button is pressed at any time while the shelves are turning the motor is stopped and the
system will be left in “pause” mode. A button must be pressed to resume turning again. If it is not
restarted within 30 minutes an alarm sounds to remind the operator.
5.8
TURN SYSTEM FAULT ALARM - If the shelves become jammed by debris or incorrectly loaded trays
the motor is switched off and an alarm sounds. The display shows "FAULT". Automatic turning is also
temporarily set to off (0) in the Main Menu to prevent the turn restarting. Always check trays are
loaded to the back of each shelf as damage may occur if the shelves are jammed by trays placed too
far forward.
T*37.5C
FAULT =
5.9
CHANGING SETTINGS – The Main Menu allows the various settings to be modified and saved. All
changes are retained in the event of a power cut.
To access the Main Menu press the + and – buttons simultaneously to unlock the display. For full
details of menu settings please refer to the guide on page 4.
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6 Storage of eggs
6.1
Store eggs in cool, damp conditions. Most species may be safely stored for up to 14 days before
serious reductions in hatch rates are likely. Daily turning of stored eggs also helps maintain
hatchability.
6.2
Discard cracked, mis-shaped and heavily soiled eggs (if possible). Only wash soiled eggs using a
brand egg wash solution following the manufacturer’s instructions. It is essential to wash eggs in
solution which is significantly warmer than the egg. Bear in mind that all solutions will remove the outer
cuticle from the egg as well as the dirt and may leave the egg at greater risk from bacterial
contamination in the future.
7 Temperature
Stable and correct temperature is essential for good results. Adjust with care.
7.1
Note: your incubator may not be set to the correct temperature from the factory and the following
procedure must be followed before setting eggs.
7.2
As the incubator warms up and approaches its control setting the heater on asterisk “*” will change
from continuously on to flashing. Allow the incubator to stabilise for at least an hour before adjusting
the temperature.
7.3
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE
Press the - and + buttons simultaneously to unlock the Main Menu.
Press OK to select the temperature screen and adjust as necessary using the + and – buttons.
Press OK to return to the Main Menu and then scroll down to SAVE. Press OK to save the changes.
When reducing temperature the asterisk may go out while the incubator cools – this is normal.
7.4
Refer to the digital temperature display to check temperature. The display shows the air temperature
in increments of 0.1°. Adjust temperature with care – small differences have large effects on hatching
performance.
7.5
The Display can be switched to show all temperature settings in degrees Fahrenheit. Press the - and
+ buttons simultaneously to unlock the Main Menu. Scroll to the C/F option and press OK to select the
C/F display screen. Press the + button to select °F or the – button to select °C. Press OK to return to
the Main Menu and then scroll down to Save. Press OK to save the changes.
7.6
Recommended temperatures:
Hens
Pheasant
Quail
Ducks
Geese
37.4 – 37.6°C
37.6 – 37.8°C
37.6 – 37.8°C
37.4 – 37.6°C
37.4 – 37.6°C
Typical incubation period:
99.3 – 99.6°F
99.6 - 100°F
99.6 - 100°F
99.3 – 99.6°F
99.3 – 99.6°F
21 days
23-27 days
16-23 days
28 days
28-32 days
7.7
Developing embryos are fairly tolerant of short term temperature drops and the user need not be
concerned about cooling that occurs when inspecting eggs. Temperatures above ideal can quickly
have a serious detrimental effect on hatch rates and must be avoided.
7.8
Ova-Easy Advance incubators have a built-in temperature alarm which warns of high or low incubation
temperature and room temperature. See section 5 for details.
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8 Humidity and Ventilation
Short term variations in humidity are not important. The average humidity over the incubation period needs
to be near optimum to achieve the ideal weight loss. High humidity for the day or two of hatching is also
important. Beware chronic, excessive humidity.
Two main factors affect incubation humidity: water evaporation within the cabinet (from eggs as well as from
additional water) and levels of ventilation. The water content of the air being drawn through the incubator will
also have an effect.
There are two methods available to bird breeders to achieve correct humidity levels in the Ova-Easy
Advance:
8.1
Monitor humidity levels and adjust to match published guidelines for different species.
Generally accepted incubation RH levels for species groups:
During incubation
Poultry
Waterfowl
40-50% RH
45-55% RH
Hatching
All species
60% RH or more
For more specific information on particular species’ requirements check the relevant literature.
Monitor egg weight loss which varies as a direct result of humidity and correct against published
weight loss figures for the species.
Eggs lose moisture through their shells and the rate of evaporation depends on the humidity levels
around the eggs and the shell porosity. During incubation eggs need to lose a fixed amount of water
which corresponds to a loss in weight of around 13-16% depending on species. By weighing eggs
periodically during incubation it is possible to monitor and, if necessary, correct humidity levels to
achieve the correct weight loss.
Weigh the eggs on the day they are set in the incubator, take the average weight and plot this on a
graph (see example below). The ideal weight loss line can be plotted by joining the point representing
initial average weight with the ideal hatch weight (13-16% less depending on species) with the x-axis
representing the incubation period (in days).
By measuring actual average weights every few days the actual weight loss can be plotted and
compared to the ideal weight loss line and corrections can be made. For example if the actual weight
loss was greater than ideal (see graph over page) then the air has been too dry and humidity levels
need to be increased to compensate.
Typical ideal weight losses for species groups:
Poultry
Waterfowl
13%
14%
Egg weight loss chart
Average egg weight (grams)
8.2
Ideal weight (grams)
68.0
66.0
64.0
62.0
60.0
58.0
56.0
54.0
Measured weight
(grams)
Incubation period (days)
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Of the two methods given above the most reliable is egg weight method and is recommended –
particularly where poor hatch rates are experienced or if eggs of high value are being incubated.
Alter the setting of the ventilation control (reduce ventilation to increase humidity) and add water to the
evaporation tray to change the humidity level. Humidity levels may be further increased by fitting the
evaporation block as shown.
REDUCE VENTILATION
INCREASE VENTILATION
Water Evaporation
Tray
Evaporation Block
8.3
In all cases the humidity for hatching needs to be high. Because of the short duration involved
water/weight loss will not be significantly affected. High humidity is necessary to prevent membranes
drying and hardening before the hatch fully emerges. Humidity will naturally increase as the first eggs
begin to hatch and internal membranes begin to dry. This effect is in addition to the increased area of
water evaporation from the evaporation block.
8.4
During hatching the high humidity levels will fall dramatically when the door is opened and will take
some time to build up. Resist the temptation to open the door frequently – leave for at least 6 hours
between inspections.
8.5
The Brinsea Advance Humidity Pump is available as an option on the Ova-Easy Advance incubators.
The incubator digital control system not only reads the humidity in the incubator but it provides a
control signal to operate the water pump and accurately maintain the humidity level at the desired
level. Visit www.brinsea.com for more information.
Advance Humidity Pump.
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9 Egg Turning
The turning system has two modes of operation:
9.1

Automatic turning switched ON for Setting eggs (all machines) or for “Multi-stage Incubation” in the
Ova-Easy 190 and Ova-Easy 380. (Multi-stage incubation is where the shelves are used in
sequence for incubating eggs and the hatching tray is used for hatching the eggs).

Automatic turning switched OFF for using the whole incubator to hatch eggs.
SWITCHING AUTOMATIC TURNING ON AND OFF
Press the - and + buttons simultaneously to unlock the Main Menu.
Scroll to the TURN 0 / 1 option and press OK to select the Turn on/off screen.
Press the + button to switch turning on (1) or the – button to switch turning off (0).
Press OK to return to the Main Menu and then scroll down to SAVE. Press OK to save the changes.
9.2
T*37.5C
H*45% /
T*37.5C
H*45% =
Automatic turning is ON
Automatic turning is OFF
SETTING THE TURN DELAY INTERVAL
Press the - and + buttons simultaneously to unlock the Main Menu.
Scroll to the TURN INT option and press OK to select the Turn interval screen.
Press the + button to increase and the - button to decrease the turn delay interval between 30 and 180
minutes in increments of 15 minutes.
Press OK to return to the Main Menu and then scroll down to SAVE. Press OK to save the changes.
9.3
LEVELLING THE SHELVES FOR LOADING (OR TO USE ALL SHELVES FOR HATCHING)
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF POSSIBLE INJURY OR DAMAGE TO THE MECHANISM NEVER
INITIATE A TURN WITH THE DOOR OPEN. DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR WHILE THE SHELVES
ARE MOVING. AN ALARM SOUNDS AT THE START OF EACH TURN TO WARN THE
OPERATOR. THE SHELVES MAY BE STOPPED BY PRESSING ANY BUTTON ONCE.

To make the shelves level for a short time when loading or inspecting eggs:
Automatic turning must be set to on (I) in the Main Menu.
Press the OK and – buttons at the same time. The control system starts the shelves turning and
stops them when they are level. The automatic turning system will be left in “pause” mode.
A button must be pressed to resume automatic turning again. The shelves will move to the side
position and normal automatic turning will be restarted. If it is not restarted within 30 minutes an
alarm sounds to remind the operator.
If a button is pressed at any time while the shelves are turning the motor is stopped and the
system will be left in “pause” mode. A button must be pressed to resume automatic turning again.
If it is not restarted within 30 minutes an alarm sounds to remind the operator.
T*37.5C
PAUSE =
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
To make the shelves level for a long time (e.g. when using the whole incubator as a
hatcher):
Automatic turning must be is set to off (0) in the Main Menu.
Press the OK and – buttons at the same time. The control system starts the shelves turning and
stops them when they are level. No further action is taken until automatic turning is switched back
on in the main menu.
If a button is pressed at any time while the shelves are turning the motor is stopped and the
system will be left in “pause” mode. A button must be pressed to resume turning again. If it is not
restarted within 30 minutes an alarm sounds to remind the operator.
10 Egg Setting
10.1 Before setting eggs ensure that the incubator has been run for several hours and has stabilised at the
correct temperature.
10.2 Use the standard egg “flats” or Universal Egg Trays as purchased with the incubator to set the eggs
on the setting shelves. Load the shelves evenly to avoid overloading the turning system. Eggs should
be evenly distributed over each flat or tray to ensure the shelves are balanced. Note that some egg
trays are narrower than others and may slide from side to side on the shelves. This is not
something to be concerned about.
10.3 Eggs may be set on end (or at an angle) provided the large end of the egg is upwards. Eggs rolling
through a few degrees as the incubator turns are not in danger.
Ensure that nothing can restrict the movement of the trays or setting shelves. This may
damage the turning mechanism and invalidate the guarantee. Load the setting shelves evenly
to help prevent imbalanced operation. ENSURE TRAYS ARE PUSHED TO THE BACK OF EACH
SHELF.
10.4 Once the egg trays have been placed on the shelves close the door.
10.5 Re-start the turning (see section 9 for details).
10.6 Once the eggs have been set the temperature must not be adjusted for 24 hours to allow the eggs to
warm. Check the water level every 3 days or so and temperature daily. Candle the eggs after 1/3rd of
the incubation period has elapsed to reject clear, infertile eggs (see section 13).
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11 Periodic Incubation Cooling
Bird breeders have known for many decades that eggs can be cooled for limited periods of time during incubation without
causing problems but recent research has shown that hatch rates can increase significantly as a result of cooling. This
research was carried out with poultry but it is generally accepted that the benefits can apply to waterfowl too. Cooling is
an entirely natural process as most birds will get off the nest at least once a day and leave the eggs unheated for a
significant time. From Brinsea’s 35 year experience, the best hatch rates are always achieved when the incubator can
best mimic the natural nest conditions.
The precise details of which days and what cooling period each day should be used for best effect are not known but
Brinsea have assessed the available research and recommend the following daily cooling periods from day 7 through to
2 days before they are due to hatch (the same point that automatic turning would normally be stopped).


Smaller poultry, waterfowl and game bird eggs:
Larger species eggs (e.g. duck and goose):
2 hours each day
3 hours each day
Cooling is not recommended for parrots and birds of prey because the results of cooling haven’t yet been established.
For further details please visit the Brinsea website at www.Brinsea.co.uk/cooling
The periodic cooling feature turns the incubator’s heater and low temperature alarm off for a selectable
period but keeps the fans running. After the cooling period is complete the incubator reverts to normal
temperature and the alarm is automatically reset.
11.1 SETTING THE COOLING PERIOD. The cooling function is optional and may be adjusted.
Press the - and + buttons simultaneously to unlock the Main Menu.
Press + to scroll to the cooling option.
Press OK to select the cooling screen.
Use the + and – buttons to select OFF, 60, 120, 180, 240, 300 or 360 minutes cooling.
Press OK to accept the figure and then scroll to SAVE and press OK to save the changes.
11.2 Each cooling period starts at the same time each day (24 hours between start times). The first cooling
period will start after the incubator has been switched on for 24 hours. If there is a power interruption
the 24 hour delay starts again.
11.3 During the cooling period the heater asterisk goes off and an arrow “↓” is displayed. When the cooling
period ends the asterisk is shown and the incubator warms to incubation temperature. The time taken
to return to incubation temperature depends on the room temperature and may take 30 or more
minutes.
12 Hatching
12.1 For maximum setting capacity, cleanliness, flexibility and performance use the hatching tray situated
in the base of the incubator. (Note that the OE580 does not include this hatching area, a separate
hatcher is recommended).
12.2 Eggs nearing hatch benefit from a slightly lower temperature. The hatching tray temperature in the
OE190 and OE380 is approximately 1°C (2°F) lower than the setting shelves.
12.3 Hatching humidity levels need to be high (see section 8.0 above) but note that the ventilation control
must be at least 1/3rd open during hatching if the incubator is fully loaded with eggs.
12.4 When most eggs have hatched (12 to 48 hours) it may be recommended to remove the hatchlings to a
brooder.
12.5 During hatching the high humidity levels will fall dramatically when the door is opened and will take
some time to build up. Resist the temptation to open the door frequently – leave for at least 6 hours
between inspections.
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12.6 To assemble the hatching tray(s) place a white plastic peg in each of the four corner sockets on an
Ova-Easy universal tray as shown below. The wide end of the peg should make a push fit into the
socket. Another universal tray may then be placed upside-down over the narrow end of the pegs to
form a secure lid over the hatching eggs. When the lid is removed the pegs will stay fixed in the
bottom tray.
13 Cleaning Up
IMPORTANT:
DISCONNECT THE INCUBATOR FROM THE MAINS POWER SUPPLY DURING CLEANING.
ENSURE THAT ALL ELECTRICAL PARTS ARE KEPT DRY.
NEVER WASH THE TRAYS, INSULATED PANELS, FASCIA OR EVAPORATION TRAY PARTS
WITH LIQUIDS OVER 50°C (120°F). DO NOT USE A DISHWASHER TO CLEAN THESE PARTS.
NEVER ALLOW CLEANING WATER TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE TEMPERATURE AND
HUMIDITY SENSOR. THIS IS SUSPENDED ON A CABLE BY THE SIDE OF THE WATER
EVAPORATION TRAY. CONTAMINATION MAY DAMAGE THE SENSOR.
13.1 Following each hatch in the Cabinet Incubator remove and wash the egg tray(s), and most importantly
the Hatch Tray in Incubation Disinfectant Solution. Wipe all other internal surfaces with a soft cloth
soaked in the solution. Ensure that the instructions supplied with the fluid are followed. Dust and fluff
may be removed from the fan guard area with a soft brush.
13.2 If a separate hatcher is used the procedure above should still be followed every two months.
13.3 The exterior of the incubator may be cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid allowing any moisture to get
inside the top electrical housing or electrical connector at rear.
13.4 Always clean the incubator before storage and ensure that the unit is totally dry inside and out.
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14 Troubleshooting
14.1 Poor hatching results are frustrating and can be caused by a large number of factors. The most common are
given below. Brinsea Products will not be held responsible for loss of eggs or chicks under any circumstances. A
wealth of advice and information is available on our website:- www.brinsea.com
14.2 Gather as much information from the hatching results as possible to enable the problem to be analysed in detail.
Record dates that eggs are set, incubator settings, dates of hatches, weight losses and the number and condition
of hatchlings. Candle or break open unhatched eggs to estimate the extent of embryo development. The Brinsea
OvaView and High Intensity OvaView candling lamps are available from your dealer.
14.3 Many hatching problems are associated with incorrect humidity. Consider upgrading to EX specification to give
better control of humidity. Go to www.brinsea.com for details.
1) Clear when candled probably infertile (or very
early death) when candled at
8 days
2) Fertile with red blood
vessels - after 8 days
1
2
3) Red or black staining early death when candled at 8
days
1
10
20
3
4) Embryo with red blood
‘ring’ - early death when
candled at 8 days
5) Dark outline with ill defined
detail - late death (10-16days)
7
6) Live embryo with bill in air
sack - due to hatch in 24-48
hours
4
5
6
7) Normal development of the
air pocket according to
number of days
14.4 General guides:
Observation
Likely Cause(s)
Solution(s)
No chicks hatch
Infertility, infection, drastically
incorrect incubation settings,
parent ill health.
Check egg viability – are similar eggs
hatching naturally. Disinfect the incubator.
Check incubator settings and procedures
– particularly temperature.
Chicks hatch earlier
than expected,
deformities.
Incubation temperature too
high
Reduce incubation temperature slightly
0.5°C (1°F)
Chicks hatch later
than expected
Incubation temperature too
low
Raise incubation temperature slightly
0.5°C (1°F)
Hatch dates widely
spread
Different rates of development
due to different storage times,
incubation temperature
variation.
Limit egg storage times. Check for
incubation temperature variation –
sunlight, large room variation etc.
Late stage ‘death in
shell’
Incorrect humidity, probably
too high.
Try reducing average humidity levels (but
see section 6 above)
Generally poor
results
Incorrect incubation settings,
poor parent bird health,
inadequate egg turning,
Improve parent bird health, check all
incubation settings, analyse egg weight
loss to confirm humidity correct, check
turning working correctly.
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15 Servicing and Calibration
IMPORTANT: THE HEATER AND CONTROL SYSTEM ARE AT MAINS VOLTAGE. NEVER ATTEMPT ANY KIND OR
FORM OF SERVICING UNLESS THE MACHINE IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE MAINS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK!
15.1 Under certain conditions it is possible that condensation may form on the inner walls. The presence of
water gathering at the base of the incubator does not affect the performance of your incubator and
does not pose an electrical hazard.
15.2 In case of failure first check that the mains power supply is working and that the mains cable
connector is fully engaged in the socket on the rear panel. The digital control system may be reset to
the original factory defaults by connecting the power supply while holding the OK button. Check
temperature calibration after resetting to defaults.
15.3 If the problem persists contact your distributor or Brinsea Products Service Dept.
15.4 The functional parts of the Ova-Easy Advance incubators are modular and parts are available and are
readily exchanged by a suitably qualified person equipped with basic tools. Fitting instructions are
supplied with replacement parts.
15.5 The digital temperature and humidity display is individually calibrated during manufacture but may be
re-calibrated if required. It is NOT RECOMMENDED that this procedure is carried out by the user.
BE CAUTIOUS OF LOW COST ANALOGUE OR DIGITAL THERMOMETERS AND HYGROMETERS.
BRINSEA PRODUCTS LTD USES SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT TRACEABLE TO INTERNATIONAL
REFERENCE STANDARDS.
To access the Calibration Menu press all three buttons simultaneously to unlock the display.
PRESS ALL 3 BUTTONS TO UNLOCK THE CALIBRATION MENU
SELECT THE OPTION / RETURN TO THE MENU.
GO FORWARD ONE SCREEN / INCREASE THE VALUE.
GO BACK ONE SCREEN / DECREASE THE VALUE.
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CALIBRATION MENU 16
CALIBRATE THERMOMETER.
TAKE READINGS AT 30mm ABOVE THE
CENTRE OF EACH EGG TRAY AND
CALCULATE THE AVERAGE.
CAL TEMP
OK  
T 37.3C
OK CAL!
CAL RH%
OK  
RH 48%
OK CAL!
RH CYCLE
OK  
RHC 7S
OK - +
HUMIDITY PUMP CYCLE TIME.
ONLY APPLICABLE WHEN USED WITH
THE BRINSEA ADVANCE HUMIDITY
PUMP.
AMBIENT
OK  
T 20.0C
OK - +
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
COMPENSATION.
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE USED IN
HEATER CONTROL ALGORITHM. ONLY
ADJUST IF DISPLAY VARIES BY MORE
THAN +/- 0.2°C.
TURN ALM
OK  
T ALM:1
OK 0 1
TURN ALARM.
SWITCHES THE TURN WARNING ALARM
OFF IF CAUSING A DISTURBANCE. IT IS
RECOMMENDED TO LEAVE THIS
SWITCHED ON.
HZ
OK
HZ
OK 50 60
MAINS FREQUENCY SELECTION
(Region Specific)
SWITCHES BETWEEN
50Hz (EUROPE, etc.)
& 60Hz (NORTH AMERICA, JAPAN, etc)
 
-RM %
OK  
+RM %
OK  
90%
OK 5%
OK
+
-
+
SAVE
OK  
CANCEL
OK  
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CALIBRATE HYGROMETER.
PLACE HYGROMETER IN CENTRE WITH
NO WATER IN THE EVAPORATING TRAY.
LOW ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM
ADJUSTMENT.
SETS HEATING THHRESHOLD FOR LOW
ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM.
HIGH ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM
ADJUSTMENT.
SETS HEATING THRESHOLD FOR HIGH
ROOM TEMPERATURE ALARM.
MJ1923 GB Issue 01
Specification
Maximum Approximate Setting Capacities (includes use of hatching trays and special
inserts):
Egg size
OE 190
OE 380
OE 580
Quail
Pheasant
Hen
Duck
Goose
869
233
192
104
57
1738
466
384
280
114
2976
708
576
390
180
Dimensions:
OE 190
20 x 420 x 480mm (32.5” x 16.5” x 19”) HxWxD
OE 380
820 x 420 x 800mm (32.5” x 16.5” x 31.5”) HxWxD
OE 580
1130 x 420 x800mm (44.5” x 16.5” x 31.5”) HxWxD
Weight:
OE 190 (Incubator only)
20Kg (44lbs)
OE 380 (Incubator only)
27Kg (60lbs)
OE 580 (Incubator only)
43Kg (95lbs)
Power Consumption:
Maximum
(typical average)
200 Watts
100 Watts
Electrical Supply:
230v 50Hz or 110V 60Hz (as ordered)
Brinsea Products Ltd, Station Road, Sandford, N. Somerset, BS25 5RA, England
Tel 0845 226 0120, Fax 01934 820250, email sales@brinsea.co.uk
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Declaration of Conformity
We:
BRINSEA PRODUCTS LTD.
Station Road
Sandford
North Somerset
BS25 5RA
Declare under our sole responsibility the products:
Egg Incubators:
Ova-Easy 190 Advance Series 2 (Serial numbers MJ1923x/xxxxxxxxx, MJ1933x/xxxxxxxxx)
Ova-Easy 380 Advance Series 2 (Serial numbers MJ3823x/xxxxxxxxx, MJ3833x/xxxxxxxxx)
Ova-Easy 580 Advance Series 2 (Serial numbers MJ5823x/xxxxxxxxx, MJ5833x/xxxxxxxxx)
to which this declaration relates are in conformity with the following EU Directives:
2006/42/EC Machinery Directive
2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2011/65/EU Restriction on the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical
and Electronic Equipment Regulations
The relevant sections of the following Standards have been used:
EN 60335-1:2012
EN 60335-2-71:2003+A1:2007
EN 55014-1:2006+A2:2011
EN 55014-2:1997+A2:2008
EN 50581:2012
The technical documentation for the products is available from the above address.
Authorised Representative: Ian Pearce, Managing Director
Signature:
Date of Issue: 03/04/2013
Place of Issue: Station Road, Sandford, North Somerset, BS25 5RA, United Kingdom.
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