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Dehumidifier Meaco DD8L Standard Desiccant


Product Description

Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular where people want a quieter, lighter dehumidifier or where the space is cold and would benefit from some warmth.  If your application is below 10°C then desiccant is definitely the best choice. This dehumidifier has been awarded the Which? Best Buy Award for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

For domestic use:
  • Remove moisture from flats to 4 to 5 bedroom homes
  • Protect your valuables from mould and rust
  • Prolong the life of your appliances 
  • Dry your laundry on rainy days
  • Prevent damage to soft furnishings and art pieces
  • Reduce mould and condensation in your kitchen and bathroom
  • Prevent rising damp that can lead to structural damage and peeling paint
  • Get rid of musty smells that are associated with mould and damp
  • Breathe easier by reducing mould spores
  • Air purification for allergy sufferers
  • Remove damp from storage spaces, garages and basements
  • Remove damp from caravans and boats while in storage
For commercial use:
  • Ideal for use in an office or small commercial spaces 
  • Protect important documents and files from moisture damage
  • Get rid of musty smells that are associated with mould and damp
  • Prevent rising damp that can lead to structural damage
  • Great for drying towels in a hair salon
  • Get rid of excess moisture in laundromats
  • Decrease the drying time of carpets
  • Keep your guesthouse mould and damp-free
  • Get rid of that new carpet smell
  • Reduce mould and condensation
  • Prevent damage to soft furnishings
  • Prolong the life of appliances
  • Protect expensive technical equipment from condensation and rust
  • Safeguard art in galleries from deterioration and mould
  • Keep your guest lodgings dustmite-free
  • Keep library books safe from mould
  • Air purification for allergy sufferers
  • Remove damp from storage spaces, garages and basements

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Dehumidifier Meaco DD8L Desiccant Demonstration Video

Compressor or Dessicant Dehumidifier?

Detailed Product Description

Which? Best Buy 2014 and 2015.
"brilliant piece of kit' - Land Rover World magazine.

  • 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
  • Running costs from 48c/hour based on R1.46/kWh
  • Up to 80% reduction in running costs
  • Unique intelligent Meaco control logic system
  • Small and lightweight
  • Very quiet in operation
  • Trusted Meaco brand name
  • Suitable for flats and up to a 5 bed house
  • Perfect for boats/cars/caravans/garages
  • Anti-bacterial filter
  • Great for drying washing

The current version of the Meaco DD8L represents 10 years of development of the desiccant dehumidifier and the very best domestic dehumidification technology available today.

We have used our experience and just as importantly, listened to our customers, and redefined what was already a class leading dehumidifier.

Up to 80% less energy consumption

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 over kill 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.

Energy saving and accurate dehumidification combined

The Meaco DD8L provides the best possible solution. When the target relative humidity is reached it runs its fan for 5 minutes to check that all is ok and then it turns itself off to save energy. Thirty minutes later it turns its fan back on and samples the air again for 5 more minutes. If the relative humidity has increased above it's 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.

The above is the perfect balance between protecting your environment and keeping costs to a minimum.

This Meaco exclusive control logic is available on the Meaco 20L, the Meaco DD8L, the Meaco 12L and Meaco 20L Low Energy Dehumidifiers, and the Meaco DD8L Junior and only Meaco make desiccant dehumidifiers that do this.

The Meaco DD8L is our best selling dehumidifier because;
It is great in a flat - very quiet, can dry laundry, very light and quiet.

In fact any house up to 5 bedrooms in size will benefit from a Meaco DD8L.

As a desiccant it doesn't mind low temperatures which means that it is perfect for looking after caravans/boats/garages/classic cars/motorhomes/holiday homes and workshops over winter. Boat owners will appreciate the lack of castors so it will not roll around on board.

The above applications usually require continuous drainage so that the tank does not have to be emptied. The DD8L comes with a hose in the box.

If the power fails, when it comes back on the DD8L will just start again in the mode you left it in. Most other dehumidifiers will go into standby and wait for you to return and press a button to turn them on.

Desiccant dehumidifiers do have a higher wattage rating than compressor dehumidifiers but in the South African climate they extract water faster and are therefore on for less time, especially below 15°C. Therefore, overall, the total amount of energy used will be less. Please note that all energy consumed by the dehumidifier will be returned to the room as heat and as this is a winter product that is a good thing and is certainly not a waste of energy consumption.

The DD8L has a Laundry mode to dry your washing faster and to prevent the water from the clothes from doing any damage around the home.

The DD8L has an anti-bacterial filter and an ioniser to help keep the air cleaner, especially important for anyone who suffers from allergies.

A small point that our customers tell us is very important is that 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.

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.

We are very proud of the Meaco DD8L and it represents over 20 years of listening to customers and 10 years of development of desiccant dehumidifiers for the South African market.



Dehumidifier Meaco DD8L (is a Which? Best Buy 2014, 2015 and 2016) Features

Small and lightweight

Small and lightweight

Unique Meaco control logic that saves money

Unique Meaco control logic that

saves money

Anti-bacterial filter

Anti-bacterial filter

Up to 80% reduction in energy consumption thanks to Meaco control logic

Up to 80% reduction in energy consumption

thanks to Meaco control logic

Can Dry Laundry

Can Dry Laundry

No refrigerants or gases

No refrigerants or gases

Suitable from flats to 5 bed house

Suitable from flats to 5 bed house

2 year warranty

2 year warranty

Very quiet

Very quiet

Extraction Rate Data

Room ConditionsMaximum Water ExtractionWattage

20°C and 60%rh - fan speed one

3.5 litres per day330 watts

20°C and 60%rh - fan speed two and laundry mode

7.5 litres per day650 watts

Technical Overview


Compressor or Desiccant?Desiccant
Power Consumption0/30/330/650W - 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

48c per hour

94c per hour

Noise level39/43/48dBA - depending on running mode
Air Flow (nominal)80/100/115m³/h (3 fan speeds)
HumidistatYes, electronic
Meaco Control LogicYes
Auto restartYes
Child LockNo
Electronic controlsYes
Fan Speeds3 - Variable via running modes
FilterYes - Anti-bacterial
Laundry ModeYes
Off TimerUp to 8 hours
Continuous drainage optionYes - hose included in the box
Tank2 litres
Operating Temperatures1....40°C
Power Supply230V, 50Hz
Dimensions (HWD) mm500 x 351 x 188mm

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