Ruggard Dry Cabiniet

In Gear Review by Patrick

Here in the Midwest, we average between 70 and 90% humidity year round. I have been hearing a lot about the necessity to protect my lenses, photographic and optical equipment, mobile electronics, and other valuable accessories from excessive moisture, dirt, and dust. I chose the Ruggard 80L Electronic Dry Cabinet based on trusted recommendations from highly respected photographers. The cabinet’s fast-acting TE Cooling Wafer regulates the interior’s relative humidity from 25-60% to help prevent fungus and corrosion that can damage your gear. Humidity adjustments take place over a 1 to 3-hour period.

Fully-featured, the cabinet has a lockable, rubber-sealed glass door, with 2 two keys, and a front handle. A large, dimmable LCD displays ambient temperature (in Fahrenheit or Celsius), relative humidity, and other settings. Interior LED lights make viewing and finding gear easier. Both the base and the adjustable sliding shelf are padded to help guard against scratches.

The Electronic Drying Cabinet is powered by an included multi-voltage power supply. In addition to being near-silent, without a fan or compressor to make noise, the unit is also dripless, eliminating the need for a water tray. The bottom front of the cabinet has two adjustable leveling feet. It literally weighs about 30 pounds, is very low profile and took less that 20 minutes to have it up and running. So far this cabinet is meeting my expectations and my gear will be much better off because of it.

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