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Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g)

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Product Highlights
  • Absorbs Moisture
  • Protects 3 Cubic ft of Space
  • Packaged in Metal Tin
  • Can Be Heated for Reuse

This 40 g Desiccant Silica Gel Pack from Ruggard is used to absorb moisture inside underwater camera and electronics housings and bags, in order to keep them as dry as possible to prevent rust, corrosion and other damage, as well as mildew, mold and foul odors. It protects 3 cubic ft of enclosed space. The dehumidifier gel is orange and turns white when it absorbs moisture. It is packaged in a metal tin that can be heated in an oven at 300°F for at least 3 hr, or until the color returns to the silica beads, to refresh the gel for reuse. The gel will turn orange again when it is ready.

Coverage 3.0 cubic ft / 0.08 cubic m
Temperature Range Up to 300°F / 148.9°C for at least 3.0 hr, or until color returns to beads, in metal tin
Dimensions 3.75 x 2.0 x 0.5" / 9.5 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm
Weight Silica gel only: 1.4 oz / 40 g
With tin: 1.9 oz / 53.9 g
Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g)
  • Metal Tin
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    RuggardDesiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g)
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Functional (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (5)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (6)

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        5.0

        I Like These Packs

        By Shutterhappy

        from Hayden , Idaho

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

            I have multiple camera bags storing lenses and cameras . Due to a reasonably moist climate , I'd be worried about moisture effects on the lenses and equipment without a couple of these in each bag . Every 4 to 6 months when the color change indicates , I re-heat them in the oven for the designated time and temperature and they're good as new again - repeatedly over the years .I do like the plastic cased ones a bit more than the ones with the metal cases ; but both are good .

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            4.0

            good basic product

            By bohick

            from Hue, Viet Nam

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

            this unit is a great value because it is reusable; arrived on time btw: i only give 5 stars for over the top customer service for an already excellent product that arrives on time

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            5.0

            TOO EARLY TO TELL

            By Number1dp

            from Central Oregon Coast

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Should Keep Moisture Out

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving
              • Lake
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming Pool

              Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

              I gave it five stars because if it works as stated it should be excellent for my equipment, especially being on the ocean all the time. We'll just have to wait to see how it performs.

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              4.0

              Works as designed

              By Fred Johns

              from NW PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

              • Small Window

              Best Uses

              • Photography Gear Storage

              Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

              Seems to work as designed. I wish the small window used to observe the pellets was larger; it is difficult to determine the exact color (and with color the need for recharging) through the small window. Also, I bought one of these from Ruggard, and one from another manufacturer. Once removed from the manufacturer's packaging, the products were identical - can't tell them apart. But it does the job.

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              5.0

              Best weapon against moisture

              By St. Nicolas

              from N. Pole

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

                  Nice design (although there are some sharp edges), reusable, works wonderfully!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Simple but does the job

                  By Bob

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

                      They seem to do the job, only comment, it would be nice if they made it a bit easier to see the color of the beads to tell if they needed resetting.

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                      • No

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                      2.0

                      Energy hog to recharge

                      By TedB

                      from Columbus, OH

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Expensive To Operate

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

                          To recharge you need to place it in an oven at 300F for 3 hours. I'll probably rarely do that. Plus, it indicated a recharge required after only around a week in my camera bag (moderately humid August). Consequently it's a product that will end up in the trash in a short amount of time.

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                          5.0

                          Silica Gel Pack

                          By drbob

                          from Ben Hur, Va.

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Depth Range
                          • Water-tight Seals

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Diving
                            • Lake
                            • Snorkeling
                            • Swimming Pool

                            Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack (40 g):

                            Just the right size to help deter moisture in electronic equipment

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