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Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack - Metal Case (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 - Metal Case (40 g)
  • Metal Tin
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    RuggardDesiccant Silica Gel Pack - Metal Case (40 g)
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Functional (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (6)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        I Like These Packs

        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...Read complete review

        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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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Energy hog to recharge

        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...Read complete review

        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

        No more gel packs tearing open

        By tjphxaz

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Lightweight and durable. Can be rejuvinated by heating in oven. Should last forever. No more paper gel packs getting crushed and tearing open in camera bags.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Dry to the Nth degree

            By Photoguy007

            from Toledo, Ohio

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

            Put this in my case. Left my case in my car, needless to say it got cold, then brought it inside and got warm. I worried their maybe moisture, but thanks to this little thing everything was bone dry and safe.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 - Metal Case (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 .

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                good basic product

                By bohick

                from Hue, Viet Nam

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack - Metal Case (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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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 - Metal Case (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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                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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 - Metal Case (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 - Metal Case (40 g):

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

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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 - Metal Case (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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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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 - Metal Case (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.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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 - Metal Case (40 g):

                                Just the right size to help deter moisture in electronic equipment

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                                • No

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