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    Hi I need some help here.

    I just bought the Akarui analogue dry cabinet. I set the switch to "M"... It's about the 3rd day now and the RH reading has dropped and stabled at a little below 40. Is this a good RH to maintain? I thought I read somewhere here that it is good to keep between 45-50... What can I do?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Dry cabinet issue

    I bought a dry cabinet 1 week ago. According to the instructions. RH 40 to 50 is good for camera products.

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    The manual say 40% to 55% for camera.

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    Default Re: Dry cabinet issue

    Quote Originally Posted by iliketea View Post
    I just bought the Akarui analogue dry cabinet. I set the switch to "M"... It's about the 3rd day now and the RH reading has dropped and stabled at a little below 40. Is this a good RH to maintain? I thought I read somewhere here that it is good to keep between 45-50... What can I do?
    Isn't there any manual to read? It should tell you which target RH to use for different purposes and also how to adjust the cabinet.

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    i have an akarui dry cabi as well.. i normally set it to in between M and H so that the reading is normally 50.. hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingz View Post
    i have an akarui dry cabi as well.. i normally set it to in between M and H so that the reading is normally 50.. hope this helps
    If you open the door of cabinet regularly, M setting will be better.

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    Below 40% is usually not recommended as your camera's zoom/MF rings may get quite stiff or so I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimePhotog View Post
    Below 40% is usually not recommended as your camera's zoom/MF rings may get quite stiff or so I read.
    it is touted to dry up lubricants used in the camera/lens, whatever...

    anyways, not hard to keep it between 40-50.

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    anybody knows why 40% - 50% is recommended? my engineer brain tells me that it would be good to be as low as possible - less humidity = less chances of fungi growth & less corrosion

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    Too dry seals and lubricants dry up; too moist and you will have fungus or corrosion.

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