Advice for Dry cabinet.


Janeth

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Hi all.

I just bought a new Digi-Cabi 30L and wonder is it alright to place it in a room with air-con on sometimes? I have set the knob at 12-1 o'clock and roughly how long will it take to settle down to 40-50 RH?

Thanks in advance.
 

hotwork77

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Hi all.

I just bought a new Digi-Cabi 30L and wonder is it alright to place it in a room with air-con on sometimes? I have set the knob at 12-1 o'clock and roughly how long will it take to settle down to 40-50 RH?

Thanks in advance.
Assuming your's is an analog setting, so it should take anywhere between 2 hours to 6 hours to settle down to a RH you have set. If within 6 hours you don't achieve the desired RH, you got to turn the knob again. Note that for analog version, no two cabinet may have identical knob position. They may be out by 5-10%.

It is okie to leave it in an aircon room even if you turn on the aircon 24/7. Just don't leave it near windows where raindrops can splash on your unit.
 

cleonbus

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Hi all.

I just bought a new Digi-Cabi 30L and wonder is it alright to place it in a room with air-con on sometimes? I have set the knob at 12-1 o'clock and roughly how long will it take to settle down to 40-50 RH?

Thanks in advance.
Yep,ok to place in a air-con room.Need about overnight to settle down:)
 

Janeth

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Assuming your's is an analog setting, so it should take anywhere between 2 hours to 6 hours to settle down to a RH you have set. If within 6 hours you don't achieve the desired RH, you got to turn the knob again. Note that for analog version, no two cabinet may have identical knob position. They may be out by 5-10%.

It is okie to leave it in an aircon room even if you turn on the aircon 24/7. Just don't leave it near windows where raindrops can splash on your unit.
Bingo!! it is analog setting and currently 58% RH and 30 degree. If my air-con is on only at night and not in the morning will there be any problem?

Thanks!
 

Numnumball

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58% is abit on the high side..
Somewhere in between 45-50% is most ideal.. never too high, never too low..

And whether ur aircon on or not doesn't matter...
 

hotwork77

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Bingo!! it is analog setting and currently 58% RH and 30 degree. If my air-con is on only at night and not in the morning will there be any problem?

Thanks!
58% RH is a bit high. If it still remain the same, you got to dial in further to lower the RH value.

Aircon only ON at night is not an issue and will not pose any problem.
 

Janeth

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Thanks for answering my questions, really saves me the trouble of shifting it out from my room. Currently its 53% RH after 2 hours guess its working well!
 

ducky88

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Assuming your's is an analog setting, so it should take anywhere between 2 hours to 6 hours to settle down to a RH you have set. If within 6 hours you don't achieve the desired RH, you got to turn the knob again. Note that for analog version, no two cabinet may have identical knob position. They may be out by 5-10%.

It is okie to leave it in an aircon room even if you turn on the aircon 24/7. Just don't leave it near windows where raindrops can splash on your unit.
if near window. the sunshine nv shine on it also ok?
 

Daoyin

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if near window. the sunshine nv shine on it also ok?
Just listen to Uncle Hotwork77. Sunshine or no sunshine is not critical. As long as no danger of rain water splashing on the cabinet, it should be fine. Water reaching the back of the cabinet will result in either a short circuit and/or the evaporating unit malfunctioning. Then your cabinet needs to go to the hospital.
 

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RH 58% as well don't buy dry cabinet, 'coz the fungus will still grow

For photography equipments, 40-45% is recommended, as bro Numnumball had mentioned

Too low, the leather will crack & some lubricant in moving parts will dry up
 

APSG01

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This is the limitation of the analog controller. Where you need to fine tune the RH manually by adjusting the knob.

For digital controller, you just preset the value of the desire RH, the controller will regulate the RH in the cabinet automatically.

The purpose of the buying the cabinet is peace our mind while storing our expensive gadget in the cabinet.

A lot of people, see the digital display in the cabinet, they will immediately thought that this is digital controller series. Actual it is not!!!!


So long there is a knob and you need to manually adjust the RH in the cabinet, it is analog controller series.

There are some brand in the market which is digital series e.g. AIPO.
 

eacanaway

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didnt noe there's so much to a dry cabinet. informative!
 

#14
This is the limitation of the analog controller. Where you need to fine tune the RH manually by adjusting the knob.

For digital controller, you just preset the value of the desire RH, the controller will regulate the RH in the cabinet automatically.

The purpose of the buying the cabinet is peace our mind while storing our expensive gadget in the cabinet.
the fine tuning take less than 2 days and you almost dont ever have to both with it again. i just check the readings every time i put in or take out my camera, which is about 2-3 times a week.

its really up to every individual's own preference. i rather save on the diff which is about $70 (which is alot to me) and spend on more gears. but thats just me :)
 

ZerocoolAstra

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This is the limitation of the analog controller. Where you need to fine tune the RH manually by adjusting the knob.

For digital controller, you just preset the value of the desire RH, the controller will regulate the RH in the cabinet automatically.

The purpose of the buying the cabinet is peace our mind while storing our expensive gadget in the cabinet.

A lot of people, see the digital display in the cabinet, they will immediately thought that this is digital controller series. Actual it is not!!!!


So long there is a knob and you need to manually adjust the RH in the cabinet, it is analog controller series.

There are some brand in the market which is digital series e.g. AIPO.
Very difficult meh?
I haven't had the need to touch the knob on my analog dry cabinet for over 6 months.
 

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Hi all

Do dry cabinets very power consuming? This is the only factor I am worrying about


Regards
 

catchlights

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Hi all

Do dry cabinets very power consuming? This is the only factor I am worrying about


Regards
base on the current electricity rate of $0.235 pre kWh (kilo Watt per hour)
a small dry cabinet run 24/7 and consumes 5w per hour, one month 30 days it consumed 3600W, so it costs you $0.80 additional on top of your monthly utility bill, is this too expensive to you?
 

Blur Shadow

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I just checked my Digicab DB-036. It's rated 4W.
 

ziggy

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For more accurate RH% reading, you can get a digital clock with a hygrometer. This is probably the most accurate.
 

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