Humidity Level reaches 20% or sometimes lower.


glennyong

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just checking.

if humidity levels in the dry cabinet drops to 20% or sometimes lower. is that a good thing or a bad thing ? :dunno:
 

glennyong

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i did some research and talked to a few people.

apparently. its no good. dries up the lubrication can causes some mechanical issue. so the best range is still 40-60%

the reason why my dry cabi's humid level dropped so fast was because i introduced some "military grade" dessicant which i bought from US.

ok so now these dessicants will end up in my clothes cabinet then.
 

daredevil123

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i did some research and talked to a few people.

apparently. its no good. dries up the lubrication can causes some mechanical issue. so the best range is still 40-60%

the reason why my dry cabi's humid level dropped so fast was because i introduced some "military grade" dessicant which i bought from US.

ok so now these dessicants will end up in my clothes cabinet then.
military grade indeed.

Anyway, keep it between 45-55%.
 

glennyong

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Just curious: If you already have the dry cabinet, why introduce the desiccant? :)
hahah! i buy desiccant to keep my scuba gears nice and dry.

so i had extra packs. so decided to pop them into the dry cabi.

somehow forgot that it is not good after reading it up lo
 

Cowseye

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glennyong said:
manufacturer says one of their biggest clients is for us air force lei... my guess is missiles... :bsmilie:
I'm just thinking back the days where me being a chao recruit. Maybe dun need to oil rifle if they keep rifles in air tight cabinets and with this. Wahaha, I hate cleaning rifles....
 

JJLoke

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I also pop in 10 packs of military grade dessicant packs in my drybox.

No need to power on the unit for 6 months. Humidity around 40 - 45%RH

Once saturated just turn on the unit for 1 week to suck out the water content. Can save electricity for another half year.
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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JJLoke said:
I also pop in 10 packs of military grade dessicant packs in my drybox.

No need to power on the unit for 6 months. Humidity around 40 - 45%RH
Is it cost effective though, in the long run?
 

JJLoke

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Save some money on electricity bill every month, and hopefully can prolong the life of the drybox unit

Just need to keep an eye on the RH% regularly though
 

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