I recently got into cigars a little over a month ago and rapidly growing my selection. In this time i went from a 100ct desktop humidor to a 2000ct cabinet.
This one to be exact (https://yourelegantbar.com/products/...waAvFjEALw_wcB
At first i was having issues with condensation, so i removed the metal cooling plate from the inside of the unit which was causing the condensation and i plugged the drain hole. Now, no condensation what so ever.
I have 4 lbs of HF beads in there and i rewired the unit to use a Raspberry pi to control the heating (not really needed here in south Florida), cooling, fans, and lights all automatically and remotely if need be. This lets me control the environment within a +/-2 deg variance instead of +/-4 from the factory circuit board. There is a fail safe back to the factory circuit board, should the Pi fail.
The RH is stable at 65% +/-1%. When the cooler kicks on at temps above 70F, the RH falls to about 55-58%.
The cooler only stays on about 8 minutes each time, before shutting off when the temp drops below 68F. After this...the RH springs back up to a stable at 65% +/-1% as it was before in about 5-10 minutes. this happens about once ever 2-3 hours.
So this leads me to my question...Should i be worried about this drop in RH for those short periods of time? The cigars smoke great btw, but it's only been about a week with this new setup, so i just want to be preemptive.
Thanks in advance!