COMPONENTS

Desiccant

Date Published:
Last Modified:

Overview

Desiccant (a moisture absorbing compound), can be a good thing to use if your PCB is at risk for condensation.

Recharging Desiccant

Desiccant can be re-used, just by drying it in the oven.

Put in on an oven tray.

Desiccant about to be dried on an oven tray.

Desiccant about to be dried on an oven tray.

Set the temperature to 125°C.

Setting the oven temp (125C) to dry the desiccant.

Setting the oven temp (125C) to dry the desiccant.

Set the timer to 5 hours.

Dry the desiccant for a good few hours (I chose 5).

Dry the desiccant for a good few hours (I chose 5).

Be warned though, some packs of desiccant can’t handle the heat from re-drying! The packs which exploded/melted in the picture below where all the same brand, and the desiccant packet felt plastically rather than the other that felt more like paper.

Desiccant that exploded/melted in an oven. The stuff that exploded was all the same brand, and the packaging felt plasticy while the stuff that survived felt more like paper.

Desiccant that exploded/melted in an oven. The stuff that exploded was all the same brand, and the packaging felt plasticy while the stuff that survived felt more like paper.


Like this page? Upvote with shurikens!

Related Content:

Tags:

comments powered by Disqus