The VicTsing 2L dehumidifier is ideal for use in smaller areas such as those found in homes, caravans and boats etc. There are a number of peltier dehumidifiers on the market so you are no doubt keen to see how this unit fares.
Before we continue it is very important to note that the title is a little misleading. The title says VicTsing 2L dehumidifer. Typically such a title would imply that the dehumidifier features an extraction rate of 2 litres.
Please be aware that this unit only extracts 240ml per day but that it features a 2 litre water tank.
Also be aware that while the dehumidifier is labelled as a vicTsing dehumidifier you will actually receive a Homasy branded dehumidifier. This is of no consequence as Homasy is quite a good brand.
More about the above important features later but lets start this review with a quick summary.
Features and Specs of the VicTSing 2L Dehumidifier
- Peltier technology
- 35 decibels (very quiet)
- 55 watts ( very low )
- Extracts up to 240ml per day
- 2 litre water tank
- UV light sterilisation
- Ti02 mesh
- Carry handle
- Auto-shut off
- Voltage: DC 12V
- Gross weight 2.5kg
- Low Energy Usage
- Ideal for Small Spaces
- Low Extraction Rate
VicTsing is an American brand which is not largely recognised in the UK. However this may change in the coming years as VicTsing is a rapidly growing company.
The company was founded in 2012 and already boasts sales of $75m. VicTsing is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
The stated extraction rate is 240ml per 24 hours. As such this unit is a little stronger than a moisture absorber such as the Unibond Aero 360.
Note that this extraction rate was measured in a climate consisting of a 30°C temperature combined with an 80% humidity level. If only we’d get this sort of weather in the UK!
Therefore the VicTsing 2L dehumidifier will probably extract less than the stated extraction rate.
There are basically 4 types of dehumidifier in the UK. These are;
- Moisture Absorber
Moisture absorbers use no electricity, are silent and can be placed in cars etc.
Compressor and desiccant units are usually full-sized dehumidifiers which typically can treat several rooms at once.
Peltier dehumidifiers try to fit the gap between moisture absorbers and full-sized dehumidifiers.
Also called thermoelectric dehumidifiers, peltier dehumidifiers use a peltier heat pump to bring the surface temperature down to condense water vapour from the air.
As with compressor dehumidifiers a common problem with peltier units is that they become inefficient at lower temperatures due to ice build up.
However if you are looking for a dehumidifier in a warmer area such as a warm room then peltier dehumidiifers could do the job just fine.
The VictTing 2L dehumidifier operates at just 35 db(A) which is very quiet. In fact the quietest full size desiccant dehumidifiers operate at this volume in their lowest settings.
Since the VicTsing 2L dehumidifier is a mini dehumidifier it only uses 55 watts of power. Considering that the most energy efficient full size dehumidifiers use around 160 watts of power in their lowest settings the VicTsing 2L dehumidifier compares very well.
Bear in mind though that the extraction rate of the full size dehumidifiers will be far greater than the extraction rate of the VicTsing dehumidifier.
UV Light Sterilization and TiO2 Mesh
The UV Light Sterilization method uses short-wave ultra-violet light to kill microorganisms such as bacteria.
The TiO2 mesh uses a chemical compound to complement the effectiveness of the UV light sterilization method. Both the UV light and TiO2 ensure that the surrounding air is cleaner and healthier which should lead to alleviation of respiratory symptoms and a heightened state of relaxation.
The Portable VicTsing 2L Dehumidifier
The vicTsing 2L dehumidifier is light weight at around just 2kg. The unit comes with a foldable carry handle making for easy transportation from room to room.
This unit, like all dehumidifiers, features and auto shut-down feature which causes the unit to stop operating once the water tank is full. Only when the tank has been emptied and reinserted properly does the dehumidifier operate again.
When the tank is full an indicator light will alert you to the fact that the tank needs to be emptied.
The vicTsing dehumidifier is apparently suitable for rooms measuring 10-15 sq metres however we would advise to use the unit in even smaller areas for maximum effectiveness.
While we like the anti-bacterial features mentioned above we are a little wary of the stated 240ml extraction rate. Remember that the test temperature for the VicTsing 2L dehumidifier was 30°C with an 80% humidity level.
As such we would suggest using the VicTsing 2L dehumidifier in a small room such as a box room in order to receive maximum efficiency from the unit. You could also try the unit in a larger room and monitor its effectiveness carefully.
Once you use this mini dehumidifier in the correct area then the performance should be very good as the reviews below show.
1 x Dehumidifier
1 x Adapter
1 x User Manual
Currently the VicTSing 2L dehumidifier rates at 4.7/5 on Amazon from 50 reviews.
Here are what purchasers re saying;
- “surprised in how much moisture the humidifier was able to remove from my conservatory”
- “I for one feel this is a very practical item that does its job that it is intended for”
- “has resulted in less mould and issues in the bathroom”
- “Overall im impressed with this product and it does the intended job as needed”
- “as far as I can tell performs perfectly to specification”
- “Excellent product. It works really well. It is quite quiet and it is easy to empty”
- “This was as easy as it gets. It’s lightweight and portable”
If you have any questions about the vicTsing dehmuidifier please let us know in the comment section below and we will be happy to answer your question.