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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 5:48 pm 
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Hi Shanti,

I usually candle lots because I like to see what is happening, but day 7 or 8 wan't make much difference. You can see the blood vessel development atarting at day 4 and clearly there at 5, so by day 7 it will be quite clear if it is growing or not.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Sorry guys
revised shopping list

Part no. Description. Price.
HP1296 LENS 10degree 7.95
ZD0444 LED 37.95
AA0594 LED DRIVER MODULE 24.95
HB6122 PROJECT BOX 8.95
PH9233 9V BATTERY CLIP 0.45
SP0710 SWITCH MOMENTARY 0.82


MP3278 240v plug pack 33.95

The revised parts will give a much brighter lamp

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Hey Trev, when are you going to give us a diagram plan of this candle light? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:02 pm 
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:biggrin: Brighter is better! :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:19 am 
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You have answered my prayers :thumbs: thankyou so much for your idea.....I have some brown eggs if you want to test and live in Loby also. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:15 pm 
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Hey Astro,
I had no idea that there was another BYP chook nut in Lobey. For a little town of 1200 people thats pretty cool.
I would be happy to test using your brown eggies.
Shoot me a PM and we will arrange a meeting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Now you mention it...that is pretty cool Isn't it.....

Have sent u a PM

I have been looking for a decent battery powered egg candler for the last couple of years...and had never considered the use of LED's :o


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Hi Trev... how's my order going??

cheers :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:19 pm 
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Hey all, hope every one is well.

I met Astro today and she is a lovely chook nut like all of us. Very envious as she has heaps of land to use for chookens.

Astro gave me 2 of her lovely australorp eggies to test on the candler (make my poor little bantam eggs look like a pidgeon layed them)
and the result
under lights no candler
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Under lights and the candler on
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lights off
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and the torch I was using before
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:39 pm 
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:rofl: ha ha ha, I love the one of the torch you used before :rofl:

Those are actually ISA brown eggs, and they are dark.


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Yeah - makes the torch look a bit weak!

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Sorry Astro, my mistake, I assumed they were from your Lorps LOL.
But it still shows the difference between lights nicley.

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Wow! That's definitely an upgrade. Good job.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:10 pm 
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Ok, sorry this has taken awhile to do, but here it is.

You will need a soldering iron, solder, heat shrink tubing, wire strippers and a drill.

Parts required to make it.

from Rs components (http://www.rsaustralia.com.au)
517-933 led 17.10
472-222 driver module 24.50
281-6942 box 5.92
489-021 battery clip 0.48 ( min qty 5)
prices are ex GST

From Jaycar (http://www.jaycar.com.au)
SP0702 switch 3.95
HP1292 Lens 5.95





First step is to solder wires to the led module
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Note that the connections are polarised, i.e they are positive and negative

This is the lens before it is modified to fit onto the led module (From the back)
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And after it is modified, basically a groove has been filed into it in the circled areas. This is to give clearance for where the wires are soldered on.
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The next step is the glue the lens to the led module, apply araldite (5 minute set) to the circled areas and then hold together untill set. Take care not to get glue on the central lens of the led or the lens.
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It will look like this when the glue has set
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Next solder the wires on the Led onto the output pins of the driver module
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Note the little black and red sleeves, this is heatshrink tube and slides over the bare wire area to stop short circuits, when it is heated with a heatgun or soldering iron it shrinks!
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Next step is to solder the battery clip and switch together, again use heatshrink on any bare wire areas
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Then solder the switch and battery clip assembly to the input of the Led driver module.
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ENSURE THAT YOUR CONNECTIONS ARE CORRECT. POSTIVE TO POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE TO NEGATIVE. OTHERWISE YOU WILL DAMAGE THE COMPONENTS AND THEY WILL NOT WORK ANY MORE!

Next we drill holes in the lid for the lens and the switch
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Test fit of all the items into the enclosure to make sure it all goes in :biggrin:
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Hey it all fits YAY :thumbs:

Next is the messy part, again using 5 minute araldite the lens needs to be glued in place into the lid.
I have slipped paper inbetween the lens and lead module to stop it slipping through untill the glue sets.
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And the top, a little bit untidy as the glue stringed a bit as I applied the glue around the lens
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And the finished product ready for a short length of conduit to be slipped onto the lens.
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