Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier £153.49 @ Energybulbs.com
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Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier £153.49 @ Energybulbs.com

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Found 6th Nov 2012
High end desiccant dehumidifier. Quieter than compressor dehumidifiers and work at lower temperatures.

Currently with free next day deliery with a 1 hour timeslot and a 2 year manufacturers warranty instead of the usual 1 year

Listed as an 8 litre per day desiccant model which is the equivalant to a 20 litre compression model

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE DD8LJ JUNIOR MODEL WITH LESS FEATURES!

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The Meaco 8 litre dehumidifier comes with a simple and easy to use control panel and continuous drainage. They are capable of extracting moisture up to 8 litres/day and are ideal for all domestic and small houses with up to 5 bedrooms.

Features

Auto Restart
8 Litre Capacity
Ioniser
Covered Tank
Simple style control panel
Continuous Drainage
Anti-bacterial filter
Ideal for domestic Applications
Suitable for small 5 bedroom house
Specification


Power Supply (Ph/V/Hz): 1-220~240V/50Hz
Moisture Removal: 8L/Day
Power consumption 30/330/650W
Noise Level: 39/43/48 dB(A)
Water Tank Volume; 2.0l
Operating Range 1 - 37 ­­°C
Applicable Area 18 - 30 (m2)
Net Dimension (W*H*D) 351mm x 500mm x 188mm
Net/Gross weight 6.4 / 7.4Kg
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25 Comments

Banned

great for my Suna

Put it in the same room as this and leave them to fight it out.

Is this any good for drying clothes in a drying room?

Original Poster

Here's a blog on desiccant and compression dehumidifiers

blog.meaco.com/201…er/

exexpat

Is this any good for drying clothes in a drying room?



I have a dessicant dehumidifier and the answer would be 'yes' it would work although not as quickly and efficiently as a tumble dryer. Mine has an adjustable blower that blows heated air at the clothes and they blow in the wind created aiding drying.

It is amazing how much humidity they take from the air, but remember that these things are also pretty power hungry.
Edited by: "BlackCloud" 6th Nov 2012

i have this unit and its excellent.

I got a very good used condition Mitsubishi dehumidifier for this price.They are the best imo and would rather look for one of them but this seems is ok if you don't want to wait around on ebay for a bargain.8L a day is not great tbh especially for quick laundry drying at a minimum 16L a day

mine is MJ-E26SX
mitsubishi-electric.co.nz/pro…6VX

It is perfect for drying clothes and they are very well made.
Edited by: "EastLondon" 6th Nov 2012

Desiccant is the way to go for lower temperature environments. Compressor still good for traditional indoor environments. As for reliability, the jury is out on desiccant. Power consumption is higher on desiccant but this is countered by the faster speed at which they pull moisture from the air so they can return to econ mode sooner. I have Delonghi DNC65 desiccant, and like this one, is very good at drying clothes on an airer and pulls a fair bit of water out of the room whilst doing this.
Edited by: "superpacman1972" 6th Nov 2012

We have one of these and the "junior" version. The only difference is that the junior doesn't have an ioniser - can't say we've noticed any difference in performance. Bought ours a year ago and paid £130/£110 at the time. They really work very well at extracting water from the air. Ours consume 350W on the lowest setting and 650W on the two higher settings. They're significantly louder on the higher settings and not what I would call quiet even on the lower setting. Biggest weakness is that you can't set it to start on a timer to take advantage of off-peak electricity.

Original Poster

EastLondon

this seems is ok if you don't want to wait around on ebay for a … this seems is ok if you don't want to wait around on ebay for a bargain.8L a day is not great tbh especially for quick laundry drying at a minimum 16L a day.



An 8 litre a day desiccant is the same as a 16/20 litre compression model

Edited by: "cruz" 6th Nov 2012

cruz

An 8 litre a day desiccant is the same as a 16/20 litre compression model … An 8 litre a day desiccant is the same as a 16/20 litre compression model



Good valid point still happy with mine though works well

Is this not the same for cheaper? What is the difference with the junior model?


Edited by: "EastLondon" 6th Nov 2012

Original Poster

EastLondon

Good valid point still happy with mine though works wellIs this not … Good valid point still happy with mine though works wellIs this not the same for cheaper? What is the difference with the junior model?



"The Meaco DD8L Junior dehumidifier has the same benefits as the DD8L but the air treatment facility, ioniser and the silver-nano filter has been removed which reduces the price of the unit."

Also a meaco 20 litre compression model for £152.95 (same shipping and 2 year warranty deal)

energybulbs.co.uk/pro…535

Amazon reviews are mixed.

Original Poster

Optimumsaver

Amazon reviews are mixed.


ONLY 10 reviews
8 give 5*
2 give 4*

reevoo.com/p/m…d8l

I wouldn't buy anything other than ebac! Made in the uk by a British company for British climate.

ebac.com/

Original Poster

Had one. Stopped working

This seems a better buy to me

amazon.co.uk/Deh…8-1

I have the Mk5 model of the above - not sure why, I'm certain the guts are exactly the same. Works extremely well.

You may as well ignore the xx litres per day extraction numbers - they are the extraction rate at 25C in a 100% relative humidity - the actual rates are much less than that. I also have an ebac compressor model - it's noisier, dosen't work at lower temperatures, and filters cost eight quid each every few months.

Original Poster

grahamc2003

This seems a better buy to … This seems a better buy to mehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Dehumidifier-Desiccant-DD122FW-Simple-Litre/dp/B00474K8SY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352213609&sr=8-1I have the Mk5 model of the above - not sure why, I'm certain the guts are exactly the same. Works extremely well.You may as well ignore the xx litres per day extraction numbers - they are the extraction rate at 25C in a 100% relative humidity - the actual rates are much less than that. I also have an ebac compressor model - it's noisier, dosen't work at lower temperatures, and filters cost eight quid each every few months.



From the Meaco website

The DD122FW-MK4 has been discontinued by Meaco and replaced by the Meaco … The DD122FW-MK4 has been discontinued by Meaco and replaced by the Meaco DD8L



BlackCloud

I have a dessicant dehumidifier and the answer would be 'yes' it would … I have a dessicant dehumidifier and the answer would be 'yes' it would work although not as quickly and efficiently as a tumble dryer. Mine has an adjustable blower that blows heated air at the clothes and they blow in the wind created aiding drying. It is amazing how much humidity they take from the air, but remember that these things are also pretty power hungry.



Thank you

BlackCloud

I have a dessicant dehumidifier and the answer would be 'yes' it would … I have a dessicant dehumidifier and the answer would be 'yes' it would work although not as quickly and efficiently as a tumble dryer. Mine has an adjustable blower that blows heated air at the clothes and they blow in the wind created aiding drying. It is amazing how much humidity they take from the air, but remember that these things are also pretty power hungry.



But still safer for expensive or hard to replace clothes?

Original Poster

Same product cheaper. Good spot

so did anyone buy this and can comment to its effectiveness / power consumption. I am debating between this and a similarly priced 20l/day compressor style dehumidifier.

Fuller

This is £135 here, any … This is £135 here, any difference?http://www.appliancesdirect.co.uk/Meaco_8L_Desiccant_Dehumidifier_Electronic_control_DD8L/version.asp?refsource=APfroogle



Back up to £150 plus delivery now

Original Poster

I bought one and it took out about 4 litres every 24 hours. Now after 2/3 weeks the humidity is down to the level where it is no longer on all the time. No idea on the electricity consumption but I've never been bothered about that with anything else anyway

The clothes are also drying faster now and the house heats up quicker
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