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The humidity in basements tend to be higher since the air is heavier due to the weight of moisture and hence moves into lower areas and will not go out of the basement even when the outside humidity goes low. Hence humidity in the basement will always be on a higher side.
What are Basement dehumidifiers?
Basement de humidifiers are normal condensation or desiccant de humidifiers with a higher capacity of dehumidification. For condensation type basement dehumidifier, the collected water has to be pumped to the ground level or has to be manually removed when the water tray is full. For desiccant type basement dehumidifier, the wet air has to be directed above the ground level to a safe distance so that the wet air does not get redirected back to the basement.
Selection of capacity of basement de humidifier
For calculation of required capacity of dehumidification page, please use our excel sheet for calculation of de-humidification capacity. This sheet is for a closed type of areas and rooms. You need to collect present humidity levels and present temperature for making the calculation.
Selection of type of basement de humidifier
For temperature above 10°C it is preferred to use condensation type de humidifier. For temperature below 10°C, it is best to use desiccant type de humidifier. Also If you have difficulty is pumping out the collected water from a condensation type de humidifier you may use desiccant type dehumidifier. However these types will produce slight temperature and may tend to increase the temperature of the room slightly.
Installation of basement de humidifier
If you are using a condensation type dehumidifier for the basement, it is better to buy the water pump (optional) also so that the condensed water can be pumped to the ground level. This type of basement de humidifier can be simply plugged in and will start working.
A condensation type of basement de humidifier will require more installation procedures in terms of installation of the air hose. The wet air is segregated from the dry air and this needs to be sent out of the room to the ground level. Hence a long flexible pipe (supplied by us as an optional item) has to be installed for this purpose.
If the dehumidifier is of high capacity it is also possible to install the device in the ground level and install intake and outlet pipes to the basement.
Small capacity basement de humidifier model TTK 40E
This is one of the smallest machines suitable for small rooms in the basement.
Specification of TTK 40E
- Air flow rate max.: 100 m³/h
- Dehumidification performance max: 14 litres
- Input voltage: 230V (50Hz)
- Suitable for rooms with a size of up to 25 m² (ceiling height 2.50 m)
- Suitable for room with a volume of up to 63 m³
- Power input max: 0.34 kW
- Water tank: 3.5 litres
- Sound level: 43 dB
- Operating range Temperature: 5 °C to 35 °C
- Operating range relative humidity: 30% to 100 % RH
- Length: 225 mm
- Width: 353 mm
- Height: 496 mm
- Weight: 10.5 kg
High capacity basement dehumidifier model DH 110 AX by Trotec
Trotec, Germany manufactures various types of basement dehumidifiers. DH 110 AX is a high capacity model suitable for big basements.
Features of DH 110 AX:
Various features of this model are:
- Aluminium construction to prevent corrosion
- Automatic de frosting facility
- Radial fan for high level of air circulation
- Capable of operation even at low temperature
- Available in 230V and 400 volt models
Technical details of DH 110 AX
Major technical parameters of this model are:
At 30 °C / 80 % RH [l/24h] 150
At 20°C / 60 % RH [l/24h] 64
Amount of air
Max. air volume [m³/h] 1,180
Temperature min. [°C] 5
Temperature max. [°C] 40
humidity min. [% RH] 40
humidity max. [% RH] 90
Input voltage [V] 230
Frequency [Hz] 50
Nominal current consumption [A] 9,3
Required current starting phase [A] 66
Max. power input [kW] 1,9
Recommended fusing [A] 20