alrite thnx guys on the clarification on the silica gel
Please help.. I bought a dry box, but RH meter doesn't seem to be working. It stays between 60 and 70 ... Is this normal.. I am new in photography..
Thanks xunjas.. my dybox brand is i-Case bought from Carrefour.
Don't panic, do turn on the cabi before you load anything, A non-aircon room should be around 70+%, turn the knob to 3 o'clock, close it for an hr to ensure the RH drop. Note, a new cabi + all the newly loaded stuff , especially will paper or cardboard will take a long time to move down the RH.oh no, that means my brand new digi cabi is not working!! sian ah, have to call them no choice
After you are sure that the cabi is working, load your stuff, turn the knob to 12 o'clock close the door and leave it for a day, You will see the RH drop from about 70% to 50+% or lower depend on the load. Then move to about 9 to 10 o'clock, it should stay around 45% to 50% by the next day.
Note, the min or higher RH (fully anticlockwise) position is ard 7 o'clock.