Dry-Brik Mini Desiccant (6pk)
For use with DryMax models.
The Dry-Brik Mini contained in the DryMax appliances has three important functions: (1) to permanently remove the moisture molecules that are released from the devices during the warm drying cycle; (2) to drive the relative humidity inside the box to a much lower level than is possible with just a heater, thus maximizing the drying capability; and (3) to capture odors.
Boxes using heat alone lower the relative humidity by warming the air, but the amount of moisture in the air does not change. While warm air can hold more moisture than cool air, unless the water is removed, it can condense right back where it was when the heat goes off. That's where the desiccant comes in.
Products without a desiccant might work fine in a desert, but in a humid environment they are simply ineffective. The DryMax products use patented technology: a controlled amount of warm dry air, a soft but continuous flow of air around all of the small ports and openings in an electronic device like a hearing instrument, and the powerful Dry-Brik Mini desiccant to do the job right!
For use with both models of DryMax.
- 6 pack of desiccants giving you a total of 6 months protection
- Brik weight: 0.225 oz each (6.38 g)
- Brik size: 2” long x 0.719” wide x 0.5” high (5.08 cm x 1.82 cm x 1.27 cm)
The Dry-Brik Mini desiccant is compatible with both DryMax models.
The Dry-Brik Mini desiccant is a powerful proprietary molecular sieve, which is a much more aggressive desiccant than silica gel. Moreover, mol sieve (pronounced “MOL SIV”) is better suited for the operating temperature of the DryMax models. Silica gel doesn’t work as well as mol sieve at our operating temperatures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it really that important to replace the Dry-Brik Mini every month or is this just a gimmick to sell stuff?
Any quality device that has drying as one of its benefits must provide a place for the moisture to go when it is removed from the hearing instrument. The Dry-Brik Mini performs that function, and it performs it very well indeed. Even so, the capacity of the Dry-Brik Mini is not unlimited, and eventually there will be no place for the moisture to go. Changing the Dry-Brik Mini every month ensures most users will never reach that saturation point.
My supplier says the Dry-Brik Mini will stay active for one month. How do I know?
Through testing in a variety of relative humidity conditions, the desiccant type was heavily researched – and the quantity carefully calculated – to ensure at least a one-month life expectancy for a single user operating a DryMax appliance 8 hours every night.
What is the shelf-life of Dry-Brik Mini?
With the foil cover intact and stored in a climate-controlled environment, a Dry-Brik Mini has a shelf-life of one year to 18 months.
Can I recharge the Dry-Brik Mini in my oven?
No. The temperature required to break the polar bond between the adsorbed moisture and the pores of the sorbent material is far too high and would melt the plastic.
The original Dry-Brik eliminated odors. Does the Dry-Brik Mini also eliminate odors?
Yes. Undesirable odors are caused by molecules of certain compounds (usually organic) that our senses find unpleasant. The millions of microscopic pores in the new sorbent grab odor molecules as tightly as moisture molecules. In addition, the Dry-Brik Mini contributes to the very low relative humidity in either DryMax model, creating an inhospitable environment for odor-causing bacteria to reproduce.
How safe is the Dry-Brik Mini?
Very safe. Since the sorbent material is completely enclosed, no contact between the user and the sorbent can take place without cutting tools.