Recommendations for desiccant?

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Pamela Loring

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Dec 14, 2021, 2:41:24 PM12/14/21
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Hello Motus,

Just reaching out to see if anyone has used desiccants (e.g. silica packs) to help reduce moisture in electronics boxes? Any field-tested product recommendations are much appreciated. Our stations are in coastal/offshore areas so looking for something with good absorption. 

Many thanks,

Pam

Corey Wotring

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Dec 14, 2021, 3:57:00 PM12/14/21
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Pamela,

We've used the 5 gram "Dry & Dry" brand in Michigan. They do well. They're "rechargeable", so you can just take a few out to the site, swap them and microwave them for next time. With any moisture absorber, the key is to make sure the enclosure is air tight. Any air entrance will shorten the life span of the desiccant and possibly cause corrosion.

Good luck,
Corey

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Ghysel Bart

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Jan 5, 2022, 1:33:41 PMJan 5
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Hi, there

 

Sorry for my english

 

In outdoor boxes you better use a small heating component to avoid moisture

Like this: https://www.automation24.be/nl/schakelkastverwarming-rittal-sk-3105-320-110-240-v-50-60-hz-18-20-w?previewPriceListId=6&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIk9WUmaea9QIVl7p3Ch3jmgAMEAQYBCABEgLzHPD_BwE

Best in combination with thermostat: https://www.automation24.be/nl/thermostaat-rittal-sk-3110-000

Bart.

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René Janssen

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Jan 7, 2022, 1:34:20 PMJan 7
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Hi Bart!

I believe the Pi and the receivers are already heaters on there own!


René

Op wo 5 jan. 2022 om 19:33 schreef Ghysel Bart <Bart....@west-vlaanderen.be>:
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