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    I happen to chance upon this old post, right now I am using Getdry Dehumidifier (something like super hippo) and I am wondering if it is okay to use it to keep my camera storage dry. I have a Lock lock box with the Getdry Dehumidifier in it together with all my photography stuff.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178862

    Is it safe? or too dry? I need help and I did not really get my answer looking at the above thread :/

    And if it is, what are some signs of it damanging my equipment?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuicy View Post
    I happen to chance upon this old post, right now I am using Getdry Dehumidifier (something like super hippo) and I am wondering if it is okay to use it to keep my camera storage dry. I have a Lock lock box with the Getdry Dehumidifier in it together with all my photography stuff.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178862

    Is it safe? or too dry? I need help and I did not really get my answer looking at the above thread :/

    And if it is, what are some signs of it damanging my equipment?

    Thanks!
    You should get a hygrometer and place it in your box to measure the humidity, as long as its around 40-55% RH then should be no problem

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    thirsty hippo is too dry.. the relative humidity drops to about 20% which is no good. if you want to use thirsty hippo or other dehumidifiers, dont tear away the foil wholly. open 1/5 will prevent it from sucking in too much moisture.

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    what if my storage place is very big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkingx View Post
    what if my storage place is very big?
    How big is big? If you need to put a lot of things why not get a dry cabinet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    How big is big? If you need to put a lot of things why not get a dry cabinet?
    I second that, on the long run have a dry cabinet will cost lesser, and the factor of it being maintenance free is something more valuable too. For now, having a hygrometer is important, a digital one that displays temperature as well will cost about 20 odd dollars at handifix
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuicy View Post
    I happen to chance upon this old post, right now I am using Getdry Dehumidifier (something like super hippo) and I am wondering if it is okay to use it to keep my camera storage dry. I have a Lock lock box with the Getdry Dehumidifier in it together with all my photography stuff.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178862

    Is it safe? or too dry? I need help and I did not really get my answer looking at the above thread :/

    And if it is, what are some signs of it damanging my equipment?

    Thanks!
    Too dry may cause those rubber to crack. esp those L lens rubber seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    How big is big? If you need to put a lot of things why not get a dry cabinet?



    LOl. i alrready got a 60L dry cabinet for lens and camera(exp stuff). and my other cheapo Accessories is kept under the concern of hippo.

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    A hygrometer is needed to check the humidity...shdn't trust guessing...my experience is that hippo can easily drop humidity to <40% if use too much...
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    anyway. where to get the hygrometer? price?

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    most DIY shops should carry. a analogue one cost ard 5 bucks while a digital one cost around 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkingx View Post
    LOl. i alrready got a 60L dry cabinet for lens and camera(exp stuff). and my other cheapo Accessories is kept under the concern of hippo.
    Haha so you mean you use a gigantic dry box for your accessories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha so you mean you use a gigantic dry box for your accessories?


    no, lol, i mean my room cupboard. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkingx View Post
    no, lol, i mean my room cupboard. haha.
    so your room cupboard is air-tight??
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    I use a Thirsty Hippo in my cabinet (not dry cabinet), but the cabinet is not air tight since it is just a part of my furniture so the humidity level is just nice. I use a hydrometer.

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    i have a spoilt 36L dry cabinet to exchange for some useful items if you have any. The thermometer and hygrometer display is still working. The humidifier itself is not working only. If you throw in 1 hippo, it should work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAMUELS View Post
    I use a hydrometer.
    For what? A hygrometer should be enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    For what? A hygrometer should be enough.
    spelt wrongly sorry.

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    hey, for those interested, you can actually get an analog hygrometer from DAISO @ $2, but I don't think all outlets have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepy View Post
    hey, for those interested, you can actually get an analog hygrometer from DAISO @ $2, but I don't think all outlets have them.

    serious? isit accurate?
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