We get enquiries on a regular basis asking what the differences are between the current DD8L and the new DD8L Zambezi. Although they are both desiccant dehumidifiers the differences are considerable.

The DD8L was designed about 8 years ago now so it should come as no surprise to learn that lessons learnt over the years from the initial design have been incorporated into Zambezi, hence the internals only sharing one common part.

The new design means that Zambezi extracts more water using less energy, but that is only the start of the differences which include.

Feature DD8L DD8L Zambezi
Digital display Yes
3 point fixed humidistat Yes
Fully variable humidistat Yes
Left right louvre Yes
Up down louvre Yes
Anti-bacterial filter Yes Yes
Standard Ioniser Yes
Sterilising Ioniser Yes
Off Timer Yes Yes
On Timer Yes
Daily Run Timer Yes Yes
Laundry mode Yes
Low Energy Laundry Mode Yes
Turn me on indication Yes
Child Lock Yes
Meaco 20+ Control Yes
Meaco Control Logic Yes Yes
Anti-drip cover on the spout Yes
Mould resistant tank lining Yes
Super condenser for increased dehumidification Yes
Tilt switch Yes Yes
Ant-blockage system Yes
Front access tank Yes
Desiccant wheel safety counter Yes
Donation to DSWF Yes
Happy and Sad Elephants on the display Yes
Which? Best Buy Award Yes Yes

As you can see although the original DD8L is good Zambezi just takes the whole thing to a completely different level with a host of really cool features, most of which came directly from customers, and this is why Zambezi is proving to be such a huge hit with customers.


Author: Chris Michael

Chris Michael has been in the humidity business since 1989 and founded Meaco in 1991. Much of his knowledge comes from the numerous years spent working with museums and art galleries across Europe controlling and measuring relative humidity to protect the works of art. He is a regular guest speaker on relative humidity at the British Library and is always happy to pass on his knowledge in a practical way to his customers. Outside of Meaco Chris is married with four children and is very active in the local community, especially through youth sport. Further thoughts can be found on Google+ and Twitter