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JA
 JA
(@ja-2)
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Filament Dryer Recommendations

I recently purchased a Sunlu S2 ($65 US) filament dryer, used it about 10 times, it lasted 44 days.  Bought it from Amazon, so after 30 days it's not returnable or replaceable.  I'm looking for recommendations for a reliable (and long lasting) filament dryer, preferably for a single (1Kg) spool, but if the dryer is reliable, I'd consider it something larger.  All the Youtube dryer reviews I've watched looked don't discuss reliability.  I don't want to spend more money on something that won't last.

The Sunlu S2 temperature would change erratically, one time indicated the temperature was 3 degrees C, then shut off.  Other times it would never reach the set temperature, then shut itself off.  One time while I was watching it shut itself off, then 5 minutes later it  turned itself on.  Finally it had a hard failure (ER1) and wouldn't run, but it will still turn itself on and off, until I unplug it.  It's now e-waste.

Thanks,

Jim

Posted : 17/06/2024 11:13 pm
fuchsr
(@fuchsr)
Famed Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

I've been running PrintDry 3 Pro dryers for more than a year, and I've been very happy with them. 

Posted : 18/06/2024 1:01 am
SailorEric
(@sailoreric)
Estimable Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

Been running S1 and S2 dryers for three years. Have 4 running. All I can get without importing them here. Had one of the first S1's pack it in about 6 months ago, the rest have done well. Just bought the S4, again because I don't have to import it, to feed my XL if DHL ever get's the paperwork figured out to get it to my freight agent in Miami. But that is another story. So far so good for me but would be interested in good options. They have to be very good because the cost of getting them here is not insignificant!

Posted : 18/06/2024 2:18 am
_KaszpiR_
(@_kaszpir_)
Honorable Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

I can recommend this food dryer https://allegro.pl/oferta/duza-suszarka-do-grzybow-owocow-warzyw-yoer-inox-termoobieg-450w-timer-9420298559

Very cheap and high quality for the price, and reaches 70C, can use timer to auto turn off and set desired temperature.

See my GitHub and printables.com for some 3d stuff that you may like.

Posted : 18/06/2024 6:52 am
Zappes
(@zappes)
Reputable Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

I'm surprised to hear about the issues with the S2, but I guess you got a lemon. I have 3 of these things running more or less continuously, and so far I had no issues with them.

My models on Printables
Posted : 18/06/2024 7:08 am
Anya Burke
(@anya-burke)
Member
RE:

 

Posted by: @_kaszpir_

I can recommend this food dryer https://allegro.pl/oferta/duza-suszarka-do-grzybow-owocow-warzyw-yoer-inox-termoobieg-450w-timer-9420298559 age of war

Very cheap and high quality for the price, and reaches 70C, can use timer to auto turn off and set desired temperature.

I was looking for something like this.

This post was modified 4 weeks ago by Anya Burke
Posted : 19/06/2024 4:00 am
Heywood J'blowme
(@heywood-jblowme)
Active Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

Anyone use a food dehydrator?  I have seen some that have been modded with a rubber port.

 

(I am blocked from allegro link above?)

Posted : 19/06/2024 9:57 am
_KaszpiR_
(@_kaszpir_)
Honorable Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

The url I posted before points to the food dehydrator https://yoer.pl/Food-dehydrator-YOER-VitaSave-FD01W-p519

See my GitHub and printables.com for some 3d stuff that you may like.

Posted : 19/06/2024 6:25 pm
Allen8355
(@allen8355)
Estimable Member
RE: Filament Dryer Recommendations

I have an air fryer which has a dehydrator setting. Temp goes up to 170F (76C). It works WAY better than any filament dryer I have. Most filament dryers (or at least the ones I have) are junk. 

Posted : 02/07/2024 3:22 am
Diem
 Diem
(@diem)
Illustrious Member

Practically any food dehydrator can be used - I bought a cheap one 5 or 6 years ago and it's still going strong.  It doesn't seem to be available any more but it might just be a badged label generic - it says 'Homecom'...

This, and most others, comes with  set of dryer trays - I suggest you resist the temptation to cut the centres out to make room for your spools and instead print a stackable cylinder deeper than your spools to use as a dryer top.  I have printed more so that I can dry multiple spools at the same time, there is a bonus, with care some of the food trays can go on top and a sideline in workshop snacks is also possible.

Cheerio,

Posted : 02/07/2024 6:00 am
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