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    Hi,

    Juz brought a new dry cabinet, meter is not in digital form.

    I read the instructions manual that my setting should be set at the middle between the Low and High humidity. I noticed on the meter, my RH% is reflected as 40, is this correct?

    thxs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred View Post
    Hi,

    Juz brought a new dry cabinet, meter is not in digital form.

    I read the instructions manual that my setting should be set at the middle between the Low and High humidity. I noticed on the meter, my RH% is reflected as 40, is this correct?

    thxs.
    I'm using a digi-cabi pro... and it recommended that relative humidity should be at 45% for cameras, lenses..

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    mine hovers around 40% to 45%. should be alright.
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    Default Re: Dry Cabinet setting

    Try to go no lower than your current setting -- RH% at 40.


    Quote Originally Posted by blurred View Post
    Hi,

    Juz brought a new dry cabinet, meter is not in digital form.

    I read the instructions manual that my setting should be set at the middle between the Low and High humidity. I noticed on the meter, my RH% is reflected as 40, is this correct?

    thxs.

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    Thanks for all the info. Appreciate it.

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    I have RTFM and it says 45-55% for camera equipment
    you don't want the lubricants to dry up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    I have RTFM and it says 45-55% for camera equipment
    you don't want the lubricants to dry up
    I'm abit confused by the manual. let's say if i wanna increase my RH% to 45-55%, shld i adjust it to the H or L side?(right now it is in the middle with the meter showing 40%)

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    you have a 50% chance of getting it right

    but i think it should be higher or lower humidity
    so if right now it is 40% then i think you should adjust the humidity higher between 45% to 55%

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurred View Post
    I'm abit confused by the manual. let's say if i wanna increase my RH% to 45-55%, shld i adjust it to the H or L side?(right now it is in the middle with the meter showing 40%)
    either you go left or go right, not so difficult, won't take you too long to figure out, and don't worry, nobody is gonne get hurt.
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    Go right towards H to increase humidty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Set the knob around 9 o'clock. 40-50%RH is recommended for photography equipment. You also can check if your De-humidifier unit have a red LED and green LED. Set the green LED to dim.

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    Generally speaking, you don't want the RH to below 40% for most equipment. Besides drying the lubrication, there is also a chance of static build-up which can damage your equipment. The setting most recommended for equipment (including computer rooms) is a RH level of between 45%-55%.

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    Ok guys...I think something is not rite with my dry cabinet

    I tried adjusting more to the H, the RH% drops to 30%...thot it should go up to 40 n above (it was at 40 before I did any re-adjustment)

    Does the RH% meter need to take some time before reflecting the actual readings?
    I did not add or took anything out from it when I was doing the re-adjustment. Only thing that happen was tat the door was left open for about 15mins.

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    I have a problem, my dri-cabi never gives me 40-45%!

    it always drops to 26% O.o

    do you have to occassionally open the door to let in some humidity?
    Last edited by pHoenix; 14th October 2006 at 07:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pHoenix View Post
    I have a problem, my dri-cabi never gives me 40-45%!

    it always drops to 26% O.o

    do you have to occassionally open the door to let in some humidity?
    Maybe its time to change to a new dry cabinet

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnlim View Post
    Maybe its time to change to a new dry cabinet
    i just got it this year... -.-'''

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    Quote Originally Posted by pHoenix View Post
    i just got it this year... -.-'''
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxeLa View Post
    Increase to +
    it was at the mid setting... i wonder if its due to my aircon..... =X

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    Quote Originally Posted by pHoenix View Post
    it was at the mid setting... i wonder if its due to my aircon..... =X
    Try turn your knob to nine oclock position and see what happens in the next one hour time

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnlim View Post
    Try turn your knob to nine oclock position and see what happens in the next one hour time
    9oclock? i thought is 12 o'clock? =O

    i'm using digicabi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pHoenix View Post
    it was at the mid setting... i wonder if its due to my aircon..... =X
    Mine I turn to 10 o clock position...
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