Thirsty Hippo (but apparently there's talk that its TOO dry)
Dehumidifier Lamp in a cupboard (DIYers)
Others! (wow there's a 5th option? post it here!)
Great! :O did you see the price too?
haha DYI and keep it tupperware with silica or hungry hippo enough la!
I'm a bit confused about digicabs. One series(eg db-036) states 'digital hygrometer', another series(eg dhc-040) states 'digital humidity controller' on the specs. Wats the diff? Does that mean that db-036 series only have preset RH values by manufacturer?
One more qn. Anyone recently bought analog hygrometer from anywhere and how much?
I can't find it in a few DIY stores wor... Thanks
Digital hygrometer is basically a meter showing you the %RH of dry cabinet only, meaning to this. You have to set your RH knob to your preferred %, I tuned my settings to between 12pm to 1pm. This seems to be a hassle but it wouldn't be anymore during the later part, it will always stay at a preferable % liao. (After 2 weeks of adjustment)
Digital humidity controller is, you set it at 45% it will try to maintain around or equal 45%
Correct me if i'm wrong, bro... =x
Last edited by whatjerom; 4th September 2010 at 12:46 PM.
Hmmm yeah I tot that it makes no sense for an expensive DC to show just the RH with no adjustment capability. =P
but from your explanation it sound like the cheaper series are using analog dial control and the latter one using digital value setup(I guess more acurate eh?)
where to buy silicon gel??
Two types of dry cabinet: Digital and Analogue. Digital means the settings are set via a digital controller which will attempt to ensure the dry cabinet stay within 5-10% within that value you set. Analogue means the settings are set via a mechanical knob. It will take a longer time to reach the desired value since there is no feedback mechanism. The recommended is to set it between 12-1pm direction. But that recommendation is not a hard and fast rule as it is due to accuracy of the knob during manufacture.
45% humidity is a recommended value in Singapore. In Europe or US or Australia, we don't use dry cabinet because the ambient RH value is 30-40%. Hope that helps.
MS color selling $4 for gel...
If anyone is interested in the DB-036, i suggest you buy a bigger one. Yes, the cabinet is capable of holding up to around 5 cameras with one lens per camera BUT i would just invest in a bigger model if I were you. The 036 dosent allow much expansion of your camera system especially for people like me who like to keep everything in including my flashes in the dry cabinet. =D Just buy a big one!