|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||6.7 x 4.4 x 3.4 inches|
|Item model number||1DYY3|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Dayton Humidifier Control, Plug In, 120 V - 1UHG3
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The Dayton Hygro plug controls a humidifier to maintain the designed room humidity levels. The controller helps reduce energy costs, over saturation, and provides a user-set humidity control. Plug-in mounting.
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This one solves the problem. It comes out of the factory quite accurate. I checked it against a couple of hygrometers I trust, and when I placed them at exactly the same spot, the measurement of this device was spot on.
Couple of tips I give other users:
1) Relative humidity measurement can be affected significantly by the position of the measurement device in the room. That's not only because humidity distribution may not be uniform in the room, but more importantly because relative humidity depends largely on the temperature, and you'll have temperature differences between different spots in the room, especially in cold winter when you're heating the room. So, place the humidifier controller in an outlet as close as practical to the point where you want to regulate humiditiy, and definitely not close to your heater.
b) Given how sensitive the measurement is to temperature, be carefuly if you place the device against a cold wall. Again, very possible during winter, if the wall is not internal to the house, but rather a wall that separates your room from the outside. If this happens, then know that the device will be measuring relative humidity thinking that the temperature is actually lower than it is inside your room, which causes the humidity measurement to be higher than it should, it could cause the device to turn off the humidifer before the desired humidity is reached. If this placement is unavoidable, the solution is:
a. Plug the device where you want.
b. Give it a few minutes to stabilize and take an accurate read.
c. Compare its measurement against that of a hygrometer you trust that is placed at the point where you want to regulate humidity.
d. The difference in the reading between the two is a good rough estimate of the amount of correction you need to do when setting the humidifier controller. E.g. if your trusted hygro reads 35%, and this controller reads 42% (because it is placed at a non-ideal position), and you want to improve your humiditiy to 40%, then you set your controller to 47%.
I do not care which one you own !!!!!
these are all under the $150 price range
I have owned many different models
the humidity would vary from 30-65% when I bought this controller , the humidity is always stable and remains between 47 and 53% all winter long...
with the door closed to that room (which it always is) , I can go a whole week without adding water.. this is a must for anyone who has a room full of quality wooden musical instruments !!
you have full control of the humidity in that room once you add this plug-in controller...in the past , i would always cross my fingers when i would leave home for a few days hoping to come back to that room being properly humidified .
1. It makes a clicking sound when it turns on/off, which can be disturbing at night in a bedroom.
2. The nob has no handle on it (just a small hole), which makes it hard to turn.
It works, but next time I will order a digital controlled controller.
Or look for an off-brand that costs half this price. Would not buy again unless it is the only choice.
Unfortunately, the controller is so accurate (+/- 1%) that it cycles on and off every few minutes. While such accuracy may be desirable, most of us would prefer a unit with a +/-3% range that cycled less frequently. (I use mine to keep room humidity reasonably constant so my piano doesn't need to be tuned as often, but that doesn't require precise accuracy.)
As others have noted, the "plug-in" design is really quite silly since the unit should be mounted higher up on the wall than standard plug height. You'll need an extension cord and some fiddling to place the unit where it works well.