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Could a humidifier in my studio damage electronics?
Old 5 days ago
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Could a humidifier in my studio damage electronics?

I'm planning on using a humidifier in my studio so I can keep my guitars out of their cases. Will be keeping the humidity around 40-50%

Do I need to be concerned about the electronics in the room? Cables, amps, vintage synths? I can't imagine they would suffer at those humidity levels but I've been paranoid about worse. What conditions would there have to be for humidity to damage electronics?
Old 5 days ago
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As long as the levels remain reasonable and consistent in the studio, average humidity levels shouldn't be a problem. It's when you get moisture that condenses and can thus short out live electronics that you'll have problems. I'd err on the conservative side if that's okay for the guitars, and shoot for 35%.
Old 5 days ago
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You sure dont need it.
Just open up the windows and do this often.
Old 5 days ago
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My studio is kept at a constant 50% during the summer months, no problem. My guitars are always out.
Old 5 days ago
  #5
Having humidity at a stable 40-50% should be good so long as the temperature is also fairly stable. A sudden drop in temperature could provoke condensation for example.
Old 5 days ago
  #6
Install a de-humidifier.
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