Meaco DD8L Standard
Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular where people want a quieter, lighter dehumidifier or where the space is cold and would benefit from some extra warmth. If your application is below 10°C then a desiccant dehumidifier is definitely the best choice.
Which? review ‘A brilliant dehumidifier’
- Use to prevent condensation, mould & damp
- Which? Best Buy since 2014
- Can be used to dry laundry
- Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular in colder homes, basements or garages
- A favourite with flat owners because it is so quiet
- Two year parts and labour warranty
Straightforward, functional dehumidifier
This is a great dehumidifier for use in your home, giving you real value for money with up to 80% reduction in running costs, quiet operation and our unique intelligent control logic system. A Which? Best Buy since 2014, it’s also a highly reliable unit that uses the very best domestic dehumidification technology available today.
When testing the DD8L in their review Which? said 'The Meaco DD8L is small but mighty - and very versatile.'
- Absorption technology - no refrigerants or gases
- Reduces or eliminates mould spores, condensation and other damp issues
- 8 litres a day extraction, which is equivalent to a 16 or 20 litre compressor dehumidifier
- Up to 80% less energy consumption
- Unique intelligent Meaco control logic system
- Small and lightweight
- Very quiet operation
- Suitable for all applications
- Anti-bacterial filter
- Great for drying washing
Why we are revolutionary
It has been standard within the industry for desiccant dehumidifiers to always run their fan continuously, regardless of the relative humidity. They do this so that they can react to rises in relative humidity and start to dry the air again.
This provides a level of accurate dehumidification that is an overkill for domestic applications. The alternative provided by most compressor dehumidifiers is for the dehumidifier to turn off when the relative humidity target is reached. This saves energy but does mean that the dehumidifier potentially misses increases in relative humidity and could allow organic materials in the home to absorb the excess moisture and mould to grow.
The Meaco DD8L provides the best possible solution to this problem.
When the target relative humidity is reached, the unit runs its fan for five minutes to check that all is OK and then it turns itself off to save energy. Thirty minutes later the fan turns back on and samples the air again for five more minutes. If the relative humidity has increased above the target, it starts dehumidifying again: if the relative humidity is OK it goes back to sleep again for another 30 minutes. In a well-sealed home this will mean that the fan will run for just 10 minutes an hour instead of 60, using just 1/6th of the power of other desiccant dehumidifiers.
This gives you the perfect balance between protecting your environment and keeping costs to a minimum.
This Meaco exclusive control logic is available on the Meaco DD8L, the whole Low Energy and ABC range, the Meaco DD8L Junior and the Meaco DD8L Zambezi and only Meaco make desiccant dehumidifiers that do this.
As a desiccant it also doesn't mind low temperatures which means that it is perfect for looking after areas that are likely to be colder, such as caravans, camper vans, boats, garages, cellars, classic cars, motorhomes, holiday homes. Boat owners in particular will appreciate the lack of castors on the unit, so it will not roll around on board.
Still more features
The DD8L has a Laundry mode to dry your washing faster and to prevent the condensing water from the clothes from doing any damage around the home.
It is also fitted with an anti-bacterial filter and an ioniser to help keep the air cleaner, which is especially important homes where family members suffer from allergies.
Importantly, the DD8L allows you to select a quiet fan speed independent of the relative humidity that you might wish to select. This ensures that the DD8L will stay in quiet mode whenever you want absolute quiet, for example at night, so that your sleep or peace is not disturbed.
Finally, the DD8L turns off when the internal bucket is full and the bucket itself has a splash proof cover to make sure that not a drop is split as you pour the water away.
Like all our units, the DD8L comes with a two year parts and labour warranty, as well as the option of extending the warranty to five years.
Which - 'Ideal if you're looking for a versatile dehumidifier that you can use in both heated and unheated rooms.'
'This lightweight, compact, dehumidifier is very portable, works brilliantly in a range of temperatures and is quiet compared to many.'
|Room Conditions||Maximum Water Extraction||Wattage|
|20°C and 60%rh - fan speed one||3.5 litres per day||330 watts|
|20°C and 60%rh - fan speed two and laundry||7.5 litres per day||650 watts|
|Compressor or Desiccant?||Desiccant|
|Power Consumption||0/30/330/650W - depending on running mode|
|Energy Usage (based on R1.46 per kw/hr) - continuous running||
|Energy Usage (based on R1.46 per kw/hr) - laundry mode||
|Noise level||39/43/48dBA - depending on running mode|
|Air Flow (nominal)||80/100/115m³/h (3 fan speeds)|
|Meaco Control Logic||Yes|
|Fan Speeds||3 - Variable via running modes|
|Filter Type||Anti-bacterial dust filter
|Ioniser||Yes (can be switched on & off)|
|Off Timer||Up to 8 hours|
|Continuous drainage option||Yes - hose not included|
|Power Supply||230V, 50Hz|
|Dimensions (HWD) mm||500 x 351 x 188mm|