There are a couple things you can try.I was wondering whether to get an ac unit or dehumidifier. I have a 12lt dehumidifier but the tent gets to hot when I run it. Also humidity never drops below 50% when I use it. Would a ac alone be better
I bought a dehumidifier and then when I discovered Vpd realized I needed a humidifier and controller.Google "Vapor Pressure Deficit chart" and you might change your mind about using a dehumidifier.
Excellent info. I do the same. I have a cheap little ultra-sonic humidifier with no humidistat , but 3 "spd", inside the tent. With my exhaust fan venting from the tent into to the room and oil heater in the room, I can adjust the humidity in the tent with the speed control.There are a couple things you can try.
1. Move the dehumidifier outside the tent if possible.
Dehumidifiers put out heat.
If the dehumidifier sits inside the tent, its heat will and raise your temperature higher than without it.
Much better would be to set it up outside if that's even possible.
2. Use a faster air flow rate.
I use humidifiers to always keep humidity in the mid-upper 60s, and it's not easy.
Much of my time is spent filling humidifiers.
The reason I mention that is because an exhaust fan with controller offers a lot of options.
A high enough exhaust speed can make conditions inside a tent come close to conditions immediately outside tent, assuming the venting takes place outside.
Google "Vapor Pressure Deficit chart" and you might change your mind about using a dehumidifier.