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03-26-2015 01:08 PM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Found a EIC Solutions 4000 BTU TE cooler for sale and bought it. Just as I was about to add foam insulation to my humidor, the TE cooler showed so I abandoned the added insulation.

The TE cooler can lower the temperature some 30 degs(!) so it will handle my original idea of self-sustaining humidor in high-temperature environment without having it in air conditioned room.

I have the original TE cooler for sale . . . click the link in my signature for more details. Great price if you're considering adding A/C to your humidor.
10-23-2014 05:02 AM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Another year goes by and the topic lives again . . .*:laugh: *

After 15 months of 'automatic' controller operation, I've made some changes in the sensor placement to get better overall accuracy of "temp" and "humd" readings. *

Also the PS supplied with the EIC TE Cooler died and a replacement was installed with more output range (volts and amps) so improvements to the cooling capability has resulted, apx 16%. *

This bumps the report to "REV 4". *Same routine; click on the link in my signature to get to my home page where the report can be downloaded. **

*** Going to add more insulation in the humidor using closed cell foam. Details will be posted as it happens ***
02-15-2014 05:34 PM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Found 2 lbs 65% Rh Heartfelt Beads in a cabinet . . . anybody want them?? $5 and you-ship.
12-28-2013 03:54 AM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Well, at it again . . . some have asked for some current links (and data) on TE cooler design software, so I've added into "Rev 3".

Same routine; click on the link in my signature and then you can d/l the latest version from my home page.

Happy New Year to all . . .
12-25-2013 02:30 PM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Merry Christmas to all . . .

Revised the limits and added info for the humidifier used in my humidor. Latest version is "REV 2".

Same exercise as before; click link in my signature to get to my index page, then d/l REV 2.
11-27-2013 04:08 AM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

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Originally Posted by TravisMaine View Post
I took the top off a factory unit and made the bottom myself. The theory was to go bigger and be able to see the remaining water. Has covered both requirements very well.
I have been thinking about that same thing . . . make a transparent bottom section so the liquid is easily visible. However, my CO XL+ is mounted inside the top shelf so I can see through the glass top right down through the fan blades to the unit's water level.

Also, since I use distilled water, the humidity drops about three points when the water runs out indicating it's time to refill.

I do like the your crystal idea; an easy way to accomplish this is to buy an extra CO XL+ water bottom section for $8. Remove the "green" stuff and put in the crystals.
11-26-2013 12:25 PM
TravisMaine
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

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It looks like you replaced the bottom section of the CO XL+ with a clear-plastic container. Did you make or buy it?

*In my CO XL+, I use distilled water that lasts about 3-4 weeks depending on the weather; less during So Cal "Santa Ana" bringing humidity as low as 10%.*
I took the top off a factory unit and made the bottom myself. The theory was to go bigger and be able to see the remaining water. Has covered both requirements very well.
11-25-2013 01:42 PM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

It looks like you replaced the bottom section of the CO XL+ with a clear-plastic container. Did you make or buy it?

*In my CO XL+, I use distilled water that lasts about 3-4 weeks depending on the weather; less during So Cal "Santa Ana" bringing humidity as low as 10%.*
11-25-2013 10:00 AM
TravisMaine
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

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Now that's a really great idea :target: . . . at least in theory!! So how does it work practically? Where do you set the humidity control on the CO XL Plus? How long does a full charge last?? More details, please.
I have it set at 68.5 ( that is what does it in my humi ) lasts for a long time I fill it about every two months but the crystals have never dried out.
11-25-2013 04:12 AM
JimF
Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

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I also modded my Oasis.. Attachment 46711Attachment 46712
Now that's a really great idea :target: . . . at least in theory!! So how does it work practically? Where do you set the humidity control on the CO XL Plus? How long does a full charge last?? More details, please.
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