Archival Methods Desiccant Canisters - Plastic Case

Archival Methods Desiccant Canisters - Plastic Case

Archival Methods Desiccant Canisters - Plastic Case

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Archival Methods 53-002 overview

  • 1Description

This Archival Methods Plastic Desiccant Canister is a re-usable canister perfect for extracting harmful moisture within small spaces, boxes and containers.

The greatest damage to stored images is moisture. By using this simple, and reasonably priced desiccant, your photos, papers and other items will be guarded against the devastating effect of moisture and humidity.

Protects up to three cubic feet of sealed space per canisters
Simply include one of these canisters with your documents or artifacts and water vapor is contained within the desiccant canister to maintain a safe relative humidity
When silica gel turns "pink" you can restore the metal canisters in a warm vented oven or for the plastic canister in a microwave (follow included instructions)
UPC: 630060149441
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Archival Methods Desiccant Canisters - Plastic Case
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    Archival Methods 53-002 specs

    Dimensions 2-1/4 x 4-1/8 x 5/8" (57 x 101 x 15 mm)
    Packaging Inforescdytsuq
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 2.8 x 1.0"

    Archival Methods 53-002 reviews

    Desiccant Canisters - Plastic Case is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps It Dry They work as advertised! I use them in my lens and camera cases. When they are saturated just find a microwave and they can be recharged in a few minutes.
    Date published: 2008-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saves your gear... I had never thought much of needing a desiccant because of AC but recently found fungus on two lens that had been stored inside - they were about 12 years old. Living in Florida, we are exposed to normal humidities averaging over 60% and 90-95% is normal in summer months. I bought several of these to put in my storage cases of camera gear. They appear to work well. After only a few days of use, inside an air conditioned house, I see evidence of moisture absorption in the pellets via color change. You might not think that you'd need desiccant in a modern A/C house, but I can expect one or more power outages a year from storms. The longest we have had is about 3 days of no electricity after a near-miss by a hurricane. The combination of heat humidity then is unbearable. Just hedging my bits - cheap protection for expensive equipment.
    Date published: 2011-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Improvements! I've been using one of the metal container versions of this product in my camera bag for several years and have been very happy with it, so when I needed a second container due to upgrading my camera bag to one with two camera compartments, I had to decide between getting one second metal container or two plastic containers. Since I travel and am much more likely to have access to a microwave than an oven when in hotels on long trips (even though I have never needed to reconstitute the metal one during three-week Caribbean trips, you never know!), I decided to get the plastic containers even though they were more expensive. (I am putting the metal one to good use in an accessory bag that I keep my Lensbaby gear in, so it isn't going to waste!)I am glad that I went with the plastic containers, as it is a lot easier to see when the beads have changed color since they are completely transparent (the metal containers have just a tiny window of colored plastic). I am also glad to see they have changed the color of the beads to blue that changes to pink, as my metal one has orange beads that change to clear, which is difficult to tell sometimes how close they are to which color, especially since the plastic window is orangeish! I like that the holes on the plastic one are a little larger, too. The only thing I don't like is that they did not emboss the heating instructions on the plastic container as they did with the metal container, so I have to hope not to lose the little instruction card! I keep it in a pocket in my camera bag and, since I bought two, keep the spare in a cabinet at home.I only recently purchased this, so I have not had to heat the product yet, but I don't doubt that it will work well, since I never had issues with the metal container version. I use an oven mitt to take it out of the oven, by the way, and place it on top of the mitt until it is cool.I have never had any issues with the effects of humidity in my camera bag and I am sure using (the metal version of) this product has something to do with that, especially when I travel to the Caribbean. I highly recommend this product, and this plastic one over the metal one!
    Date published: 2013-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super absorber and rechargable to boot I didn't realize how much moisture was in my bags before getting these canisters. It's easy to see how much moisture they have absorbed and when it's time to recharge them. Recharging was easy just plop it in the microwave for 3 minutes and your good to go, just be careful when you take them out, they are extremely hot.
    Date published: 2010-06-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-usablility is nice It's nice to have a dessicant pack that is rechargable with a microwave instead of a credit card! Clear(ish) case shows the color of the beads. 3 minutes in the microwave (plus a little cooling time) and it's ready to go again. You're more likely to keep your dessicant fresh if you're not paying for refills.
    Date published: 2013-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must to avoid mildew on your lenses In Puerto Rico mildew grows easily and it damaged all of my first lenses. While I don't rely on the desiccant canisters to keep mildew from growing on my lenses, it is needed to avoid condensation and for short term protection. The desiccant quickly becomes ineffective but, when needed for short term (while photographing) it is enough. For storage the canisters are placed in Pelican or similar cases and the case is placed in a refrigerator. The low temperature works against the growth of mildew. The canisters prevent condensation when opening the cases. Although I wait for warm up time, the canisters give an extra assurance and keep the humidity in control for a reasonable time after the case is no longer in cold storage. I changed to plastic ones since I no longer have a conventional oven and the microwave works faster in drying the canisters anyway. Also the metal ones become slightly bent from the heat after repeated drying in an oven, and end up separating in two parts.
    Date published: 2011-03-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the cost I keep this and a spare in my camera bag for when I traveling to the tropics. It is well worth the cost to protect my investment in camera gear. I really like being able to refresh the canister in the microwave.
    Date published: 2015-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So silly simple it works! Easy to use and it works! ----and that's the most important thing. I use these in a security vault and these cannisters control the moisture. Microwave to renew and set it back in place.
    Date published: 2009-07-26
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