Eureka EDC-66 Dry Cabinet housing my photography gears in my studio
Humidity is invisible to the naked eyes and is one of the greatest enemy of photography equipments (next to condensation and salt water).
It is important to ensure your expensive camera gears are well-protected from the high humidity of Singapore’s climate (average 84.2% humidity).
In fact, there are so many usage for the dry cabinet to protect valuable items such as like telescopes, stamps, antiques, leather goods, etc.
I am grateful for the opportunity to test out the Eureka EDC-66 dry cabinet (65 litres).
It sits perfectly by my work desk and beside my studio shooting area, without taking up too much floor space.
I can fit my 2 camera bodies, 4 lenses (80-400mm, 200-500mm, 24-70mm and 105mm micro), flash gun and binoculars easily.
In the photo above, I have put my drone inside as well, just for illustrative purpose. (Since I’m using the my camera with 24-70mm to take the picture above).
At first glance, I like the analog hygrometer design of the Eureka cabinet much better than the digital one of my previous dry cabinet. No more hassle of changing battery of the digital hygrometer! In fact, the digital hygrometer of my previous dry box have long broken down and I was using a separate hygrometer device to make sure the humidity level was in check.
The Eureka dry cabinet’s analog hygrometer is made in Germany and of the highest accuracy and reliability. In fact, the Germans recently broke the record for the most accurate clock ever built (read news).
The foam paddings are purchased separately from the dry cabinet. However, I feel it is an essential component of the cabinet to secure the placement of your gears on the shelves, as well as prevent any knocks or scratches that may “accidentally” happen when you are taking out your gears.
All my equipments are now happily snuggled up in the dry cabinet, away from the sky-high humidity of Singapore. The moment i closed the cabinet door, the hygrometer shows a Relative Humidity (RH) level of 50%. And as hours goes by, it stayed approx around 45%, which is the optimal level for photographic gears. This is all automatic, all i had to do was switch on the power.
In the event of power failure, fret not! The outer valve of the Dry Unit Module shuts immediately. This prevents moisture from getting in, while the Multi-porous Molecular Sieves continue to do their work. Remember i mentioned earlier the first time I shut the door, the RH level was at 50%? That’s how amazing this technology is, the RH level stayed exactly at 50% since leaving the manufacturing line, without power.
Eureka dry cabinets in Singapore are distributed by Uni-Stat Technology and come with a 5-year warranty. If your Eureka dry cabinet has problems, you can contact Uni-Stat at 6749 1812 or via their website. Do follow them on their social media platform for deals and promotions! https://www.facebook.com/drycabinets0