Prevention of condensation on all-weather case WC-01

When using the all-weather case WC-01, condensation may occur on the inside of the case depending on the conditions of use. If condensation occurs on the inside of the case, the problem can be remedied by following the instructions below.

However, the maximum dustproof and drip-proof performance of the WC-01 is IP67 level, so there is a limit regarding the ingress of moisture when using the product over a long period of time.

Dry the case, camera, and moisture-absorbent sheet before assembly.

Moisture is contained in the camera and case to be installed inside the case. If the camera is assembled with moisture remaining in the case, condensation will occur.

Store the case, camera, and moisture-absorbing sheet in a moisture-proof cabinet or a sealed case with a dehumidifier for at least one day to remove the moisture contained in the camera and case.

Assemble in a place with low humidity

Assemble the camera and case with the moisture removed beforehand. At this time, assembly should be performed in a place with low humidity.

For example, since humidity is higher in rainy weather, avoid assembly in rainy weather and assemble in sunny weather.

Use sealant to make it airtight.

A waterproof sealant used for O-rings can be applied to the grommet portion where the O-rings and cables pass through before assembly to improve air tightness.

Prevention of condensation when used for long periods of time

The waterproof performance of this product is about IP67 when assembled correctly and sealant is used.
Therefore, if the product is used for a long period of time, there is a possibility that moisture may penetrate and condensation may occur, even if the above mentioned treatment is applied.
The problem of condensation is a frequent phenomenon in security cameras, and the sealed condition may be the cause of condensation.
If possible, the condition may be improved by removing the grommets.

Test with grommets removed

We prepared a normal waterproof case and a waterproof case with the grommet removed.
Inside the case, we placed a damp piece of paper and left it in direct sunlight.

After a short period of standing, condensation formed inside both cases.

After several days of use, condensation remained in the waterproof case with a grommet, but in the waterproof case with a grommet removed, the condensation disappeared.

Although it may vary depending on the conditions, if the case is used for a long period of time, the condensation problem can be eliminated to a great extent as long as the ventilation inside the case is secured.

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