Brinsea TLC-5O Advance Brooder



The new Octagon TLC-50 Advance brooder fulfils all these functions very cost effectively and can also double as a Hospital Cage for sick or injured birds.

The Advance provides digital control and read-out of temperature, humidity, temperature and power failure alarms and can be further supplemented by Brinsea’s optional EX Humidity Pump to provide full control of humidity too.

Functional Practicality
With hygiene a top priority for your birds, the TLC-50 Advance has been carefully designed to make cleaning as easy as possible.

The lower half of the cabinets and doors are removable allowing them to be scrubbed and immersed. It is also easy to wipe clean the high gloss finish of the ABS plastic upper cabinet and the fan guard is simply detached to allow access to clean the fan.

Even the heater is encased in a metal tube making cleaning easy.

The control circuit is housed away from the chamber for reliability. Airflow in the TLC-50 and has been carefully optimized to ensure consistent distribution of heat, so that all chicks are at the same temperature but with the fan maintaining gentle airspeeds so that down and dust are not blown around.



  • Accurate and adjustable digital temperature control
  • Display choice of °C or °F
  • Digital humidity display
  • Water pan for humidity
  • Temperature alarm
  • Accurate and adjustable digital temperature control
  • Smooth, easy-to-clean interior
  • No vulnerable edges for animals to chew
  • Positive pressure with gentle fan ventilation
  • Twin stage filter, for removal of harmful bacteria and fungi
  • Water reservoir for increasing humidity with external top up
  • Permanent calibrated digital temperature control
  • Tough, clear hinged door with secure catch
  • Overall height (mm) 550
  • Overall width (mm) 690
  • Overall depth (mm) 490
  • Floor area (mm) 600 x 400
  • Effective volume (litres) 100
  • Power consumption (Watts) Max 150, Typical 100
  • Power supply 115v, 60Hz or 230v 50Hz as ordered
  • Weight (Kg) 8.7
  • 3 year guarantee (subject to simple online registration)

This model can be upgraded to the EX version by adding the Humidity Pump Module - see additional images for an example of the TLC-50 Advance EX showing the pump.


NEW Antimicrobial Plastic

Incubators & brooders create ideal conditions for the growth of microbes and bacteria which can in turn be harmful to incubating eggs and can be the cause of embryonic death. 

To reduce this risk Brinsea incorporate Biomaster Antimicrobial Protection into our incubator cabinets* during manufacture. Biomaster Protection is embedded within the plastic itself which prevdents the growth of harmful bacteria helping to provide the optimum environment for hatching. 

Proven to quickly reduce bacterial growth by up to 99.99% Biomaster Protection is an  effective means of reducing the risk of cross infection from MRSA, E.coli, Campylobacter, Legionella, Salmonella and many other harmful species of bacteria.

Biomaster provides an added level of protection for your eggs during incubation & your chicks when brooding.

From January 2016 Biomaster has been utilised as widely as technically as possible within our products - providing you with additional confidence in your hatch.

Benefits of Biomaster:
•    Protects hatches from microbial transfer by cross contamination 
•    Biomaster contains proven silver ion technology used in medical applications
•    100% safe for eggs, chicks and humans
•    99.9% effective against bacteria and microbes 
•    Odourless
•    Effective for the life of the product
•    Helps to prevent/reduce unpleasant odours

*Parts treated with Biomaster are all the opaque incubator and brooder mouldings as these are the most likey areas where cross contamination might occur.

Incubators and chick brooders made with Biomaster still need cleaning thoroughly as the effect of Biomaster is at the plastic surface only.

Our brinsea products incorporating Biomaster Protection have been tested to ISO 22196:2011 standards to prove its antimicrobial efficacy


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