Top 5 Dehumidifers For All Purposes

top 5 dehumidifer

As promised, I have shortlisted a few dehumidifiers that I have used in the past, and which have served me well. But first remember, that a dehumidifier is only as good as the size of your gun safe. If you have a large cabinet sized safe, try to use a Golden Rod instead of a pack of desiccants. Otherwise, you will run through your supply of desiccants real quick. My advice pair a desiccant pack keeping it at the top shelf and affix the electric dehumidifier to the bottom or floor of the gun safe.

Electric Dehumidifers

  • 1. Lock Down Gun Vault Dehumidifer Rod – This electric rod keeps the air warm inside the gun vault heating the immediate surrounding and letting it settle down as cold air moves upwards closer to it. It comes in varying sizes and can be perfectly customized to meet your gun vault. Features include 110 Volt operation, mounting brackets, 100 cubic feet operation and quick installation plug attachment. This is my personal favorite.
  • 2. Peet M10 Safekeeping Dryer – Stands on its own with a plug and forget operation that quickly recovers after the safe door is closed. It uses an electric drying system that circulates air while heating it to remove moisture. This golden rod comes with a 5 year long warranty cover and runs 24/7. I haven’t used the Peet M10 personally but a few of my friends have and they say it is just as reliable as the Lock Down Gun Vault Dehumidifier.
      Wireless Dehumidifiers

      • 3. Eva-dry Renewable EDV-300/E-333 – This renewable dehumidifier operates using active crystals that absorb moisture from an enclosed space slowly turning from blue to pink, which indicates that its dryness level. It can approximately absorb 6 ounce of moisture before turning pink. To recharge it you simply remove it from the gun safe and connect it with its power cord in a well ventilated space, which heats the crystals and releases the absorbed moisture content. It take sjust 8 hours to renew the crystals and this Eva0dry renewable wireless dehumidifier comes with a 5 year warranty and 10 year crystal lifespan.
      • 4. Stack-On SPAD-100 Wireless – Needs no holes or electrical wires, this operates on active crystals too that absorb moisture over a period of 2 to 3 weeks from a space of 100 cubic feet or less. A moisture gauge lets you know when it needs to be recharged. Recharging takes around 10 hours or overnight and it is ready to be used the next day for well over two weeks at a time.

      Personally, I prefer the Stack-On SPAD-100 as it is specifically designed for gun safes whereas the Eva-dry EDV300 is more of a general purpose dehumidifier. Nevertheless, it is just as effective and easy to use.

      Silica Gel

      A quick and effective solution to drying out your gun safe, or even a stop gap solution at times when your rechargeable dehumidifier is out of commission is using silica gels. These are cheap and easy to find. You can get them at any home store or order them online from Amazon. While many advise using a 900 gram silica box, I say if it is for only a few hours of the night, a few 100 grams or tiny boxes of these are just fine. However, if you prefer using silica gel as your dehumidifier for your gun safe then purchase two 900 gram boxes to effectively cater to a large area.

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