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    Default Optimum settings for dry cab

    hi

    i damn noob so dun mind me. i got this dry cab with no instructions . i would like to know. its now on with stuff inside. on the metre it points to 56. where on mine the 50 to 60 mark is indicated as normal. then then dial inside is half way between m and h. is all this optimum. TIA

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    Default Re: optimum for dry cab

    The thermostat level depends very much on the environment where the cabinet is set up. Use whatever setting that achieves a 50% relative humidity level. Any dryer and you're going to mess the up the lubrication on the mechanical bits of your camera gear.

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    Default Re: optimum for dry cab

    normally my frens advises me 40 - 50%

    i keep it about there lor....
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    The manuel that comes with my digi-cab states that for camera stuff, the humidity should be kept between 45 - 55%. However, do take note that reading given by individual Hydrometer may varies slightly. ( my 2 dry cab has a relative difference of 5% when counterchecked witha third one)

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    According to dryCab manufacturer, it should be 40-50% RH for photographic equipment.

    I keep 44-45% RH.

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    thanks !

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    I set mine @ the 45% RH mark too, using a secondary calibrated hydrometer (By SPRING Singapore)

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    According to dryCab manufacturer, it should be 40-50% RH for photographic equipment.

    I keep 44-45% RH.

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin
    I set mine @ the 45% RH mark too, using a secondary calibrated hydrometer (By SPRING Singapore)
    Where did u buy your hygrometer?

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    You can have your hydrometers sent in for calibration.
    May have to pay a small fee though. email them to enquire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin
    I set mine @ the 45% RH mark too, using a secondary calibrated hydrometer (By SPRING Singapore)
    My apologies, this statement, I realise is a little misleading (Was typed when I was half asleep, noting the time that I typed it ). I actually brought my secondary hydrometer to a calibrated set and tested it's accuracy.

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    Default Re: Optimum settings for dry cab

    mine is kept at 50%... saw in book the best would be 45%-55%

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