Dry box is a container storage that is used to cover different types of boxes or tools, where the interior is being stored at low humidity levels. It might be used as a removal of vapor from the air that trapped inside or as a safety box to safely store the items that might get damaged because of humidity,  to prevent fungal growth on lenses and cameras are mostly stored inside dry boxes. Dry box is made to keep objects to be as dry as possible. However, there are too many types of dry boxes which are used to store different type of camera equipments.

Types of Dry box:

Plastic dry box, it is made to store light objects so water can be kept away from those objects. For example, laboratory equipment, house objects and wrenches and screwdrivers. Basically any object that needs to be kept away from water and does not require rigorously maintainance.

Sample Plastic Dry box, the K30DP by Aipo

Sample Plastic Dry box, the K30DP by Aipo

Desiccant boxes, A simple dry box can consist of nothing more than a sealed, airtight box containing a desiccant, such as silica gel or anhydrous calcium chloride. These can be easily built at relatively low cost. This type of dry box is made to store highly sensitive equipment like electonics and laboratory equipment that requires a very low level of moisture. Any type of moisture is contantly kept away by drying it out. It’s easy to manage and cheaper than the electronic types of dry boxes.

Same Dessicant Drybox by Sundry

Same Dessicant Drybox by Sundry

Electronic dry boxes, uses electronic components to keep objects dry, this type of boxes has a small Peltie cooler, which removes moisture from the air by moving it out. This type of dry box is mostly used in research facilties, pharmacies and universities. Electronic dry box ensure that no moisture of oxygen inside the box. Some designs are connected to a digital hygrometer that you can set to a required level.

Sample Electronic Drybox, AP 48 EX by Aipo

Sample Electronic Drybox, AP 48 EX by Aipo

Eureka and AIPO:

Both companies are doing well in the industry, eureka and aipo are considered as a competitor when it comes to dry boxes. What makes both of them special is that both of them have an automatic humidity control that means all you have to do is to switch it on and the box will automatically measures the humidity and start removing moisture. Both of the companies trend to have a dry box with no noise and thermal, so customer don’t really need to worry about noises. Additionally, Eureka offers 7 years warranty with 2 years warranty for the motor, while in AIPO it offers 5 years of warranty which Eureka has the advantage in this matter.  Both of dry box products uses hygrometer to gauge moisture levels. However the range of humidity in Eureka is 25-55% while it can reach to 60% in its competitor’s product Aipo. Aipo and Eureka differs in the size of their products which is a very essential matter to have a suitable and efficient size that satisfy the customer, Aipo offered 1800mm height which is considered to be the biggest dry box any of these companies produced, Eureka promoted its last product which reached to 1090mm which is a smaller than Aipo dry box.

Both storage units are lockable so that kids can’t come near to it. AIPO produced a dry box that requires no battery, while Eureka produced Power-saving design for minimal electricity consumption. AIPO and Eureka built built-in hygrometer to measure moisture levels. All products come in different sizes so customer has the freedom to choose which fits his tools and equipment. AIPO and Eureka aims to keep customers precious equipment isolated from fungus, oxidation, rust, and dust.

Professional use:

Professionals use dry box often and that is to protect and save their cameras and lenses for a longer period of times. Fungus problems usually happen because of humidity and it can be detected after one or two years after it already attacked your lenses and ruin it. Professionals said that the cost of two lenses is less the cost of the dry box itself so why to risk giving up on expensive equipment as long you can prevent that from happening. Additionally, in order to get rid of fungus lenses need cleaning services, this is also very expensive.

Fungus infected camera lens

Fungus infected camera lens

Fungus infected camera lens 2

Fungus infected camera lens 2

Dry boxes can prevent precious or sensitive tools from rusting or breaking because it can keep a good humidity that suites those equipments. Camera bags are not useful as it appears to be, it can protect the camera on the go, but when it is off at house then the risk will be more, the camera will be affected by fungus or any other harm attached bactericidal.

A professional photographer's dry box storageA professional photographer's dry box storage

A professional photographer’s dry box storage

In Malaysia the climate is well known as the humidity sometimes increases gradually, such climate will affect negatively on expensive equipment such as cameras and lenses. High humidity environment cause fungus  which lead to damage the camera in a long term, two years and the customer will start wondering about the lack of performance his device has and will start wondering if the device is original or he got scammed, the essential part of avoiding all this confusion is by keeping the lenses and cameras in a save place and the perfect place in order for this to happen is using a dry box weather it is Desiccant boxes or Electronic dry boxes those boxes will assure that the camera will not get fungus or rust. High humidity increases the risk of fungus, mold or even rust on circuit boards. It is a most to prevent and preserve your precious equipment otherwise there is a potential to pay lots of money to repair the device that been ignored for a while. Click here >>to Buy Aipo Drybox Online in Malaysia Today. Click here >> to Buy Eureka Drybox Online in Malaysia Today.