12V observatory Dehumidifier with drainage
Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:41 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:45 AM
You could also use an air-conditioning unit, which would dehumidify and cool the air.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
Thats an extra $25 a month on the electric bill to run my aircon continuously. Need a low running cost sollution
I think Jim is referring to A/C power in your observatory, not air conditioning and is suggesting that you use a line powered dehumidifier. I agree with him. The 12V will likely be inadequate, regardless of what the manufacturer says. The larger dehumidifier will have provisions for a drain hose.
Something you may want to consider is that dehumidifiers use some sort of refrigerating device to remove water from the air. In doing so they make nice little space heaters. If the dehumidifier is running quite a bit in your observatory it will warm it up significantly.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:17 PM
Another solution might be to oil coat the things that have a tendency to corrode.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:19 AM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:37 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:24 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, I have been looking around in the local market and I can't seem to find a dedicated dehumidifier. It seems that due to the hot weather, everybody has an aircon unit running at home anyway, so they don't see the point in owning a dehumidifying unit. Therefore, there is no market for them in this part of the world. Can't import one from the US as its the wrong voltage.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:20 AM
Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:28 PM
I guess my best option would be to look for a UK dehumidifier as this would have the same voltage rating as Oman.