The Meaco DD8L dehumidifier is our most popular dessicant dehumidifier - a fantastic all rounder at a very economical price, removing moisture and humidity from the air in family homes, caravans, boats and more. In fact any place up to 5 bedrooms in size will benefit from this dehumidifier. The constant emission of warm air during operation is excellent for maintaining a base heat level without extra heating which helps with laundry drying. It also operates efficiently in low temperature environments making it perfect for boats, caravans, garages, unattended homes, etc. This DD8L includes an ionizing silver air filter that improves air quality while removing moisture.
The Meaco DD8L dehumidifier includes an easy to understand control panel for programming different settings which can be used to leave the machine running unsupervised. It comes with the option of internal water tank or an included pipe to be used with a permanent external water outlet.
The current version of the Meaco DD8L represents 8 years of development of the desiccant dehumidifier and the very best domestic dehumidification technology available today. When the target relative humidity is reached, the fan runs for 5 minutes to check that all is okay and then it turns itself off to save energy. Thirty minutes later the fan goes 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 okay, 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.
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.
Desiccant dehumidifiers do have a higher wattage rating than compressor dehumidifiers but in the British 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.
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.
At a Glance
Consider the Meaco DD8L Junior if you do not need the ioniser/bacterial filter.
Consider the Meaco DD8L Zambezi if you want all of this but with improved controls and all round performance.
Extraction Rate Data
|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 mode||7.5 litres per day||650 watts|
|Compressor or Desiccant?||Desiccant|
|Approximate electricity cost||5.02p/hour based on 15.2p/kWh at 330W and 9.88p/hour based on 15.2p/kWh at 650W|
|Power Consumption||0/30/330/650W - depending on running 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||Yes - Anti-bacterial|
|Off Timer||Up to 8 hours|
|Continuous drainage option||Yes - hose not imcluded|
|Power Supply||Normal British 230V, 50Hz|
|Dimensions (HWD) mm||500 x 351 x 188mm|