Want to jump out from the boring Thermo-Electric dehumidifier design? Ivation IVADM45 is your call. A mid-size model that is powered by the reliable and silent Peltier technology. While we here normally lean towards a more compact size dehumidifier, the boxy shape and high airflow output do have a charm of its own. Is it worth paying the extra dollar though? Can it fit in a small bathroom vanity? Let's find out in our review below.
Ivation IVADM45 Mini Specification
|Product||Ivation IVADM45 Mini|
8.6 x 13.8 x 7 in
(21.8 x 35.1 x 17.8 cm)
|Weight||6.9 lb (3.1 kg)|
|Coverage (up to)||2200 ft3 (100 sq. ft.)|
|Water tank||68 oz|
|Power consumption||60 Watt|
|Auto shut off|
|More color options|
|Email/ Phone support|
- Advanced Peltier technology
- Auto Humidistat with front digital display and reservoir full indicator light
- Removable 25 ounce water reservoir
- Ultra quiet operation
- 86° Fahrenheit and 80% relative humidity operation
- 1 year warranty
Ivation IVADM45 Mini review
- Advanced Peltier technology with auto humidistat display and indicator light.
- Portable with a large water reservoir for its class.
- Silent Thermo-electric operation.
- Auto shut-off when the water tank is full.
- Not great for open spaces with high dampness.
- Pricey for a mini dehumidifier.
8.6 x 13.8 x 7 in
(21.8 x 35.1 x 17.8 cm)
There’s a lot to take in about the Ivation IVADM45 Thermoelectric design. It looks big and bulky despite the 8.6 x 13.8 x 7 in dimension and 6.9 lb weight suggests otherwise. At the front, you have a black strip that hosts green “on” LED, Yellow “full” LED, RH level display with up/ down controls. So where is the air inlet you might ask? It is tuck at the back with dry air outlet at both sides. Continue at the back, the removable water tank with a pull-out handle is fairly easy to use. It can fill days of water with the standard displacement hole and plug. You will also the single on/ off switch is smack in the middle along with a carrying handle. At the bottom, there are 4 rubberized stability feet that help boost the dehumidifier stability. Last but not least,
Pints and speed
Ivation IVADM45 is great at removing excess humidity and musty mold smell in a tight area. This Thermo-Electric Intelligent Dehumidifier can pull in moisture quietly at a rate of up to 25 ounces per day at 86° Fahrenheit and 80% relative humidity. Enough to cover 100 square feet of room space in the bedroom, caravan, kitchen, bathroom, and a small boat. The 68 oz water tank is good enough to hold 1-3 days of water depending on the humidity level in a room. Even if you forgot to empty the water tank, the automatically shut-down feature will kick it to prevent overflow. Another strong suit of Ivation IVADM45 is the auto humidistat function. A useful and rare feature in a small dehumidifier. By setting the relative humidity level between 40-80 percent, Ivation IVADM45 will make the necessary adjustment to maintain the RH level. When the humidity level exceeded the set value by 5 percent, Ivation IVADM45 will automatically turn on to drain out the moisture. Vice versa, Ivation IVADM45 will turn off once the humidity level drops below the set value by 5 percent.
What’s inside count
We love thermoelectric dehumidifier. It is efficient, silent, use little electricity with no moving parts. Ivation IVADM45 is exactly that and is doing an incredible job at it. Through the Peltier effect that converts temperature differential into electricity and vice versa. First, damp air will be pulled inside the filtration. the combined cold/ heat sink module will then perform heat and condensation forcing moisture to be extracted from the air. With moisture now drip down into the water tank, only dry air will be dispersed out and the cycle will repeat until the set humidity level is achieved.
Keep it down
Let's talk about what's great about Ivation IVADM45 Thermo-Electric Dehumidifier. The Peltier technology is downright silent during operation. you barely hear any noise other than subtle fan noise spinning on closeup. The 60-watt power consumption is not the worst but is on the high side for its segment. The auto humidistat does help though in keeping the electricity in check.
At what cost
Truth be told. Ivation IVADM45 is at a weird spot. At a price of 79.99, it is neither cheap or expensive. For the boost in performance, is it worth paying 2 times more than a entry-level dehumidifier? Yes, it does as you're getting a better price per ratio output. However, if you're going to use it in an enclosed space like bathroom or a boat, a mini dehumidifier would make a lot more sense.
It is not easy to find Ivation IVADM45 in the retail store even the likes of Walmart, Best Buy, and Target. If you are planning to get it online, you can try Amazon or the official website. Both offer a great discount with the usual free shipping and 30-days return policy. While you're there, you can also compare with other Ivation models on the spec and price.
Ivation IVADM35 Mini
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Eva-dry Edv-2200 Mini
Like IVDM35, it has very similar specifications at a much smaller conventional body. Pricing wise is about the same so it could opt for either model.
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