Humidity Indicating Desiccators

Humidity indicating desiccators are hygroscopic (tendency to absorb moisture from the air) substances that protect against dampness, corrosion and contamination. They're commonly used in packaging and electronic applications such as PCBs (printed circuit boards) and cameras.

How do humidity indicating desiccators work?

Humidity indicating desiccants induce dryness and reduce the amount of moisture present in the air. They incorporate a humidity indicator to show, by changing colour, the degree of water saturation in the desiccant.

The most common type of desiccant is silica gel which may be inserted into a porous packet or plug. With humidity indicator plugs, you can visually inspect the humidity inside a sealed container without opening it.

Desiccator plugs are primarily designed for sealed instruments where space is limited, mechanical boxes and small containers. Both plugs and sachets indicate, as well as control, humidity levels in a container.

What are humidity indicating desiccants used for?

Humidity indicating desiccants have found widespread use in various industries including:

  • Food
  • Packing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing
  • Radar instrumentation
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Metals
  • Aerospace
  • Electronics

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Description Price Desiccant Type Desiccant Mass Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Operating Temperature Range
RS Stock No. 601-057
BrandRS PRO
MYR9.868
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Silica Gel 50g - - -
RS Stock No. 601-041
BrandRS PRO
MYR5.167
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Silica Gel 10g - - -
RS Stock No. 601-063
BrandRS PRO
MYR10.397
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Silica Gel 100g - - -
RS Stock No. 388-8437
BrandRS PRO
MYR272.97
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Silica Gel 5g - - -
RS Stock No. 388-8421
BrandRS PRO
MYR253.55
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Silica Gel 2g - - -
RS Stock No. 388-8415
BrandRS PRO
MYR174.38
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Silica Gel 0.5g - - -
RS Stock No. 838-726
BrandRS PRO
MYR44.52
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Silica Gel 10g +90°C -40°C -40 → +90 °C
RS Stock No. 838-798
BrandRS PRO
MYR39.18
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Silica Gel 10g +80°C -40°C -40 → +80 °C
RS Stock No. 838-748
BrandRS PRO
MYR70.67
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Silica Gel 50g +90°C -40°C -40 → +90 °C
RS Stock No. 838-732
BrandRS PRO
MYR54.48
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Silica Gel 30g +90°C -40°C -40 → +90 °C
RS Stock No. 838-776
BrandRS PRO
MYR64.94
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Molecular Sieve 50g +90°C -40°C -40 → +90 °C
RS Stock No. 418-1888
BrandRS PRO
MYR215.14
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Silica Gel 10g - - -
RS Stock No. 418-1901
BrandRS PRO
MYR557.59
1 Box of 50
Box(es)
Silica Gel 100g - - -
RS Stock No. 418-1894
BrandRS PRO
MYR426.18
1 Box of 50
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Silica Gel 50g - - -