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    hi, i would like to ask, whether there is a need to power up the cabinet even if there's nothing inside ( for example, i'm out for shooting ). or switch it on 24/7?


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    of course leave it off.
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    Personally I will save the trouble and just leave it on. up to ya.

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    u can off it actually but u will then have to manually on it again every time the RH goes above some level (i guess 50%?) if u dun find this troublesome.

    the machanism inside is supposed to switch itself off once the RH inside the cabi goes below the pre-set value thus saving ele. I guess if the auto-shut off function is not working then u resort to manual switching.
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    Leave it on.... else it'll have to work to get it down from our humidity level of 70-80% down to the required 45% or so.. and this will take a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Leave it on.... else it'll have to work to get it down from our humidity level of 70-80% down to the required 45% or so.. and this will take a while.
    and nt to mention that you keep powering off and on your stuff, higher chance of failuring.

    its like turning off your fridge everytime u leave the house, cos u got no food inside.

    and the cabinet only consumes like a meagre 5W an hour. juz leave it on la.
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    Oh for goodness sake... !
    A dry cabinet is not a Ceiling Light or a TV Set; just leave it on 24/7. It only consumes a couple of watts.
    Turn it off and the humidity will build up, and LPPL, you get fungus despite having a dry cab...

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    I keep mine on all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodriver View Post
    hi, i would like to ask, whether there is a need to power up the cabinet even if there's nothing inside ( for example, i'm out for shooting ). or switch it on 24/7?


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    I leave it on.

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