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    hey cs folks, i encountered this problem with my newly bought dry cabinet (i think the brand is akurai if i remember correctly). i noted even when i switch the humidity button to "M", i dun get the humidity maintains at 45% - 50%, as it will initially come down from 70% (normal outdoor humidity) to 30%, and stay at 30%. It is currently located in aircon room (but air con only on at nite), not sure if you guys experience this b4.

    Pls advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuthuCurry
    hey cs folks, i encountered this problem with my newly bought dry cabinet (i think the brand is akurai if i remember correctly). i noted even when i switch the humidity button to "M", i dun get the humidity maintains at 45% - 50%, as it will initially come down from 70% (normal outdoor humidity) to 30%, and stay at 30%. It is currently located in aircon room (but air con only on at nite), not sure if you guys experience this b4.

    Pls advise.
    I think there should be markings say "Hi", "M", "Lo".
    If "M" sets u 30%, then u would need to adjust to somewhere between "M" & "Hi". to achieve your desired 45%-50% humidity.

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    my cabinet is the bossmen brand..also have the same problem as yours ,it will stay at 30%. My switch though has the L, M and H, it is USELESS! It functions as though it's a on or off function. I turned it to H and use a electronic timer at the power plug to control instead

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    hey brother, i used to have the same problem with u. bring ur hygrometer to CP and change. setting to M and leave it for a few hours.. it should settle between 45 to 55%. i don't have air con in my room but i read that u shouldn't place it directly such that the air con is blowing at the cabinet.
    good luck! i spent 3 days getting this right!

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    Hi drumma, good to hear that your cabianet is working fine now. So, from now on, you are the un-official dry cabinet adviser!

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    hahhha.. don't like that say... :P

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    i actually went back and change the hygrometer and the motor in there. it still no help. i guess when the air con is on, it lowers the humidity in the dry cabinet to 30%, even i set it to "M", as the humidity in the dry cabinet does not increase (as it is sealed), so it will always remain at 30%. think there is no remedy to this problem ..

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    mine is set between M and H and it stays at 50% most of the time. sometimes it just drops a lil to 40% and goes back to 50% in an hour.
    try putting 2-3 book inside.. see if it goes in between 40% to 60%. set it a lil over M towards H. let it run for a night and see what happens.
    is ur air con blowing at the cabinet? make sure that it doesn't blow at the cabinet.

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    it is right under the air con but not face direct to the aircon.

    tried to put few books inside, it was up to 50plus then fell to 30% also, start wondering if my room really tt dry or not..

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    Is it possible that the hygrometer is not calibrated properly? Try to get your hands on a standalone hygrometer and see if the readings are similiar.

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    huh? it just might be that the hygrometer is spoilt again?
    bought at CP right? got test the replaced hygrometer there or not?
    u might just want to do some tapping of the hygrometer..........(that was 1 one of the things i did.. but now no more because it is working!)
    if not, get a digital hygrometer. i'm suspecting that u might have a faulty hygrometer. have u set it to over M?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumma
    huh? it just might be that the hygrometer is spoilt again?
    bought at CP right? got test the replaced hygrometer there or not?
    u might just want to do some tapping of the hygrometer..........(that was 1 one of the things i did.. but now no more because it is working!)
    if not, get a digital hygrometer. i'm suspecting that u might have a faulty hygrometer. have u set it to over M?
    I am using a digital hydrometer as well as the analog digimeter.My analog meter gives me the the error reading. I have tested the digtal hydrometer with the salt test method and it is proven accurate. You can use the salt test method to test ur meters . I don't really trust those analog meters unless calibrated.

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