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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongcp View Post
    The way you refer to your stuff as darling just break a smile on my face.

    Btw guys/ladies, is it okie to place batt in the dry cabinet too? I put in the body, lenses, batt grip and CF card in the dry cabinet. But all batts I left it on top of the dry cabinet...
    Yes its ok to place your batts in the dry cabinet. But do check on them occasionally if you intend to leave them in the Dry Cabinet for a prolonged period of time (more than 1 month).

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    thanks for the reply, another question is, is it okie to leave the batt in as fully charged or fully discharged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongcp View Post
    Btw guys/ladies, is it okie to place batt in the dry cabinet too? I put in the body, lenses, batt grip and CF card in the dry cabinet. But all batts I left it on top of the dry cabinet...
    Keep battery on Dry cab is something like keep the battery in low humidity country/place.

    Because of their low humidity, do you think all the battery in those low humidity country will damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    Keep battery on Dry cab is something like keep the battery in low humidity country/place.

    Because of their low humidity, do you think all the battery in those low humidity country will damage?

    Regards,
    Arto.

    Thanks for highlighting to me. I was wondering batt mechanism might be working in the form of chemical reaction, dropping the humidity might cause the chemical to "dry up". Sorry I have no logic in thinking that way. Anyway, it is nice to know I can put everything in.

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    hmm is it alright to buy second hand dry cabis?

    i mean what are the things to look out for when you buy second hand cabis

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    hmm is it alright to buy second hand dry cabis?

    i mean what are the things to look out for when you buy second hand cabis
    As long as it works, should be no problem. The new one have 5 years warranty (Digi-cabi brand). Asked the first hand for the receipt when he brought that dry cab.

    Check the door's seal. Open the door for about 1 minutes, close the door. While in power (If there are RED LED and GREEN LED, it should turn ON). Watch the humidity indicator (analog or digital). The humidity should decrease to low level. Depending on knob or dry cab series, it might need more than 10 minutes to see the effect. It could take hours or days for humidity to stabilize at low humidity (recommended by manufacturer is 40-50% for photography gears).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    As long as it works, should be no problem. The new one have 5 years warranty (Digi-cabi brand). Asked the first hand for the receipt when he brought that dry cab.

    Check the door's seal. Open the door for about 1 minutes, close the door. While in power (If there are RED LED and GREEN LED, it should turn ON). Watch the humidity indicator (analog or digital). The humidity should decrease to low level. Depending on knob or dry cab series, it might need more than 10 minutes to see the effect. It could take hours or days for humidity to stabilize at low humidity (recommended by manufacturer is 40-50% for photography gears).

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    So if i set it to 45% should be ok rite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    So if i set it to 45% should be ok rite?
    yeah.. mine's on 45% all the time.. so far so good
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    yeah.. mine's on 45% all the time.. so far so good
    My AD-60 just arrived. Just a question. How do u know where to turn the dial where it will sit at 45% constant? Cos the dial only indicates "L, M and H". What's more, each segment have a wide area so where do i turn to put it at 45%?
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    Can I ask do we remove the lens/camera cover when we put the camera and lens inside the cabinet???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sphwee View Post
    Can I ask do we remove the lens/camera cover when we put the camera and lens inside the cabinet???
    Leave it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasongcp View Post
    thanks for the reply, another question is, is it okie to leave the batt in as fully charged or fully discharged?
    Neither of the conditions u mentioned....

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    FYI, Tangs having promo on some dri-cabs. IMO, you should get the largest one that you can afford (within limits, of course!). There will SURELY be other stuff you can put in there. Your film archives, tapes, etc. My 60L ran outta space, so am letting my wife put her handbags, etc in there. Got myself a 110L (correction, not 90L) @ $299.
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    Bot a 100L Digi-Cabi for $209 with analog hygrometer 3 days ago....
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    So any solution to my post in #69?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    So any solution to my post in #69?
    1)Set to M, close door.
    2)let it stabilise for 3-4hrs
    3)chk reading, if < ur req humidity(45%), turn to H(only do fine tuning!!)
    ................... if > ur req humidity(45%), turn to L(only do fine tuning!!)
    4)repeat step (2) & (3) untill u get ur 45%...

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlim View Post
    1)Set to M, close door.
    2)let it stabilise for 3-4hrs
    3)chk reading, if < ur req humidity(45%), turn to H(only do fine tuning!!)
    ................... if > ur req humidity(45%), turn to L(only do fine tuning!!)
    4)repeat step (2) & (3) untill u get ur 45%...

    Hope this helps...
    Wah that's going to take some time, somemore i'm going to sleep soon too. Now the dial is at the M range but towards the L side. Been turning it on since 9+ and now still around 72%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    So any solution to my post in #69?
    Sell the AD, buy a DHC unit, input 45% on the display and go have a beer !!!

    (sorry - couldn't help myself)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbo73 View Post
    Sell the AD, buy a DHC unit, input 45% on the display and go have a beer !!!

    (sorry - couldn't help myself)
    Haha u sponsor lah. I just got my AD-60 yesterday and i'm happy with it. Until now the dehumidifying unit's red light is still on and currently at 58%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Haha u sponsor lah. I just got my AD-60 yesterday and i'm happy with it. Until now the dehumidifying unit's red light is still on and currently at 58%.
    The non-pro dry cab need you to adjust the power knob by trial and error until it stabilize on your desire %RH.

    Different dry cab may have different setting. My setting for knob is around 9o'clock. The RED LED is turn on, and the GREEN LED is dimmed. From environment humidity (~80%RH), it take around 1-2 days to stabilize. Check, if your knob fully turn to left, the GREEN LED will off. Fully turn to right, the GREEN LED will on. Set GREEN LED to dimmed.

    Regards,
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