The Humidity Symbol (%)

Humidity is only relevant to cork integrity over many months and years.

The humidity sensor takes a reading every 2 seconds. Every 50 seconds, it takes an average. Then over the next fifty seconds it takes an average of the new readings and the previous average reading. The unit only takes readings when the compressor is NOT running. The colder the unit, the lower the humidity. The ambient of the room that the unit is in, affects the %, as does the number of times you open the door and the length of time the door is open for. When you open the door, the sensor reads the ambient humidity. In addition the air entering the unit via the filter will affect the readings. The unit guarantees a minimum of 50%. You cannot set the % of your choice. As long as humidity is above 50%, cork integrity remains.

It can take up to 3 months to generate more accurate readings.

If you have excess water in the base of your unit, please mop it up with a towel. If you have done this once already and the water returns, please read

If your unit is flashing the % symbol, indicating and showing humidity below 50%, first add 1 small cup of water to the base of the unit, onto the clay balls. Close the door and leave it for 24 hours.

If the icon remains a few days later, please contact us.

If the unit is set below 10 or above 15, hygrometry monitoring is disabled. The % humidity display will be blank.

This is due to the fact that the unit is not set at an ideal cellar temperature, so humidity becomes irrelevant.