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Desiccant

Desiccant
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:00:38 pm »
I just received a QHY 163M.  It came with a desiccant tube and it appears there is a desiccant already in the bottom of the tube.  The desiccant doesn't seem to come out of the tube.  Is there a way to replace or recharge the desiccant?

Thanks,
Ron

Re: Desiccant
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 12:30:37 pm »
I just checked and what I thought was desiccant in the bottom of the tube is actually a small piece of foam, I suppose to keep desiccant from getting into the sensor chamber.  There is no desiccant that I can find that came with the camera.  I have some desiccant tubes for use with underwater cameras but they are just a bit to big to fit in the drying tube.  If I cut the end off of one and empty the desiccant into the drying tube would that be okay or should I wait to get the desiccant that comes with the camera?  The desiccant seems to be in small chunks so I think the foam should keep it out of the sensor chamber. 

Thanks,
Ron