I live in a perpetually humid environment. It’s not even the beginning of the wet season and the temperature in my room is 27°c and humidity 79% in a week or two temps will be in 30’s and humidity mostly in the early to mid 80’s. It’s not the sort of climate where water condenses on things, but the timber floors and glass robe doors and mirrors do get decidedly sticky from the mix of salt in the air and claggy humidity.
I store my filament in ziplock bags with desiccant, inside not quite airtight Ikea plastic bins and there’s enough humidity in the filament and the bags to have to dry the filament every month or so, which I mostly don’t do unless there’s an obvious problem - then the filament goes in the food dehydrator for half a day and the problem goes away.
But I’ve been thinking…would one of those little half litre dehumidifiers work in a sealed cupboard? I don’t see why not and in Aus dollars they are about the same price as a commercial dry box that would fit one spool. I like the look of this one - it’s the cheapest I can find and it’s got automatical turn off, a yellow light and it comes on a fast ship (which is more than I can say for my dupont connectors). https://tinyurl.com/7hzj2yn8
I’m sure it wouldn’t work at all in a room sized room, but I’m thinking an Ikea cupboard with a glass door, some cam latches and proper seals, and just let the thing run for a day after opening the cupboard or perhaps every week or so on a timer.
I’d appreciate any thoughts, particularly from anyone in the sort of climate where dehumidifiers are used regularly. I imagine there is a flaw in my thought process somewhere or it would have been done before?
Thanks in advance!