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Humidifiers and PCs

Discussion in 'Silicon (v)Alley' started by deathdrum666, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Rearranged my front room and put a humidifier in the room. my pc's are also in this room(within 5 feet of the humidifier to be exact) was just wondering if the humidifier would damage or harm the computers in any way. thanks
  2. #2 Fëanor, Jan 13, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 13, 2010
    It depends on the strength of the humidifier and how often it is running.

    Ideally you want the Relative Humidity to be around ~40% or so. Too low, and it is exponentially easier for static electricity to discharge. Too high and you run the risk of condensing water destroying your computers (not to mention the accelerated corrosion process that comes with increased humidity).

    Technically, however, a general rule of thumb is that 20-80% RH (non-condensing) is acceptable for electronics. To be completely positive you would have to check the manufacturer's specification for every component on your PC.

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