Summary: Because of the seasons, we waited too long to try to return these and the company wouldn't take them back. Bought two, neither was effective. We ran them for hours and they barely collected a teaspoonful of moisture. We were accustomed to larger room dehumidifiers that extract moisture at a rapid rate, but these didn't do anything. Plus, the plug or transformer, or whatever, got very hot so that we had to put them on a heat-proof pad for fear of damaging the carpet.
Summary: The only concern I have in using this device while not present id the excessive heat that is generated on the TEKA -AC adapter. Concerns of fire or exploding, had to place a fan on the ac/dc converter to keep it cooled down as I could cook an egg on the top of it if I didn't. Perhaps a bad device and a cooler device on ac/dc conversion to run it consistently. Thanks for asking.
Summary: The duhmidifier was purchased to dehumidify our sailboat which has mold buildup over time. I did not want a compresssor type of unit, therefore, the solid state type of dehumidifier was my next choice. I knew when I purchased it that it would not dehumidify at the rate of a compressor unit, but for the volume of air in the boat cabin it was felt it may be sufficient. The unit seems to work fine as long as we have 120 Vac power available (same with compressor types).
Summary: The unit seems to be able to dehumidify as expected, but when the overflow hose is connected it pops off and water goes on the floor. It needs a lip on the fitting or a tiny hose clamp. I am now testing a zip tie to secure the hose .... we'll see .... but can't leave it unattended. Must manually empty the reservoir .... which incidentally is very difficult to remove.
Summary: It will remove some humidity and replace it with heat. So, you're left with a semi-humid hotter space after installing this thing - not good. It runs hot. After about a year it has started to make a loud noise and is not dehumidifying with any degree of efficiency. It appears to be on its last leg. Stay away from this product.