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

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Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack - Metal Case (40 g)
Key Features
  • 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.
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Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack Overview

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.

UPC: 847628577930

Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack Specs

Coverage3.0 cubic ft / 0.08 cubic m
Temperature RangeUp to 300°F / 148.9°C for at least 3.0 hr, or until color returns to beads, in metal tin
Dimensions3.75 x 2.0 x 0.5" / 9.5 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm
WeightSilica gel only: 1.4 oz / 40 g
With tin: 1.9 oz / 53.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.35 x 3.2 x 0.55"

Ruggard Desiccant Silica Gel Pack Reviews

Nice and Dry

By Chris
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

I keep a set of CN-E primes in a Pelican case, but threw this in there so that no moisture builds up. Lenses are still drier than a Steven Wright joke. Would give it 5 stars but I had one in another case that burst open with relative ease and sent silica beads all over the case.

Not a good option

By Michael R
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-15

The listing said oven. That seemed silly figured a toaster oven would work. Some comment on B&H reviews said probably any heat source including a heat lamp. Specifically in the instructions with the product it says No Toaster Oven. So for whatever reason that will not work. Not sure if it is safety or damages the product. I will toss these into a box until I have access to an oven for 4 hours. But if it boils down to an oven, and there are only one or two, not a solution. If I had 20, it would make sense I guess.

Desiccant in a flimsy case

By Jacob
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-04

I picked up a few of these for equipment cases. The idea is solid but the execution lacking somewhat. The metal case seems pretty flimsy, and one of the pack's shells actually came apart, revealing the silica beads. If that happened in a case it could turn out to be an unmitigated mess. I've wrapped them all in a couple rubber bands to keep them together.

Re-chargeable

By Cindy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-25

I am headed south for the winter and look forward to using these in my camera cases to prevent moisture build up. They are small and easy to use. Don't take up a bunch of space.

It does its job

By Harvey
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Does its job. Fairly priced. I just wish the container was a bit more durable. Can open if jarred.

Excellent

By Ashwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-20

Easy to use. Absorbs water and keeps your gear dry. Takes a lot of effort to get it ready to reuse. Chuck one in every backpack etc you use. Cook it to dry it out every 2-3 months.

Reusable

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-29

A much needed reusable item for camera cases.

Excellent for cases drying gear

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-21

On wet days put one of these in your pelican or comparable case and within hours gear is perfectly dry! Excellent value and highly effective

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Date published: 2022-06-19

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I purchased a couple of these Dessicant Packs. ...

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Asked by: David
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Asked by: Allen
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Date published: 2022-06-19

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Asked by: Yaakov
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Asked by: Jc
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