Longtermgrowth wrote:DippityDoo wrote:I strongly recommend the Dayton plug.
Looked it up and the price isn't too bad. The specs I find on it say that it has a "Differential +/- 1 RH %", which I'm thinking would be equivalent to a 2% swing going by what I was saying earlier. That would be the only thing discouraging me, since I want the larger humidity swing to have the unit cycle less.
I saw that spec too and paused. I'm wondering if 2% is OK for preventing rapid cycling if the control plug isn't right next to the unit. We're talking heavy duty extension cord to get the controller farther away from the source of moisture.
Edit to add: I also wonder if cutting the power to the unit would interfere with the Automatic Defrost feature: "When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the fan will continue to run until the frost disappears. When the coil is defrosted, the compressor or fan will automatically restart and dehumidifying will resume."