Meaco DD8L Desiccant Dehumidifier








  • Use to prevent and tackle condensation, mould & damp in properties up to 5 bedrooms
  • A favourite with flat owners because it is so quiet
  • Also perfect for caravans, camper vans, boats, garages, cellars, classic cars, motorhomes, holiday homes
  • Can be used to dry laundry
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers are popular in colder homes/spaces, under 10°C
  • This range comes with a 2 year parts and labour warranty

Desiccant dehumidifiers, like this Meaco DD8L, are popular where people want a quieter, lighter dehumidifier or where the space is cold and would benefit from some warmth. If your application is below 10°C then desiccant is definetely the best choice.

The Meaco DD8L is a great dehumidifier for household use, giving you real value for money with up to 80% reduction in running costs, quiet operation and Meaco's unique intelligent control logic system. A Which? Best Buy since 2014, it’s also a highly reliable unit. When testing the DD8L in their review Which? said 'The Meaco DD8L is small but mighty - and very versatile.'

Reasons to choose the DD8L:

  • Reduces or eliminates mould spores, condensation and other damp issues
  • Uses absorption technology - no refrigerants or gases
  • Extracts 8 litres a day, which is equivalent to a 16 or 20 litre compressor dehumidifier
  • Up to 80% less energy consumption
  • Unique intelligent Meaco control logic system
  • Small and lightweight
  • Suitable for all applications
  • Has a laundry mode to dry your washing faster and to prevent the condensing water from the clothes from doing any damage around the home
  • Fitted with an anti-bacterial filter and an ioniser for cleaner air, invaluable for allergy sufferers
  • Very quiet operation
  • Allows you to select a quiet fan speed independent of the relative humidity that you might wish to select ensuring a quiet mode whenever you want absolute quiet, for example at night
  • Turns off when the internal bucket is full and the bucket itself has a splash proof cover 

As a desiccant type dehumidifier, it also doesn't mind low temperatures which means that it is perfect for looking after areas that are likely to be colder, such as caravans, camper vans, boats, garages, cellars, classic cars, motorhomes, holiday homes. Boat owners in particular will appreciate the lack of castors on the unit, so it will not roll around on board.

Why Meaco is revolutionary

It has been standard within the industry for desiccant dehumidifiers to run their fan continuously, regardless of the relative humidity. They do this so that they can react to rises in relative humidity and start to dry the air again. This, however, provides a level of accurate dehumidification that is over-kill for domestic applications. The alternative provided by most compressor dehumidifiers is for the dehumidifier to turn off when the relative humidity target is reached. This saves energy but does mean that the dehumidifier potentially misses increases in relative humidity and could allow organic materials in the home to absorb the excess moisture and mould to grow.

The Meaco DD8L provides the best possible solution to this problem.
When the target relative humidity is reached, the unit runs its fan for five minutes to check that all is OK and then it turns itself off to save energy. Thirty minutes later the fan turns back on and samples the air again for five more minutes. If the relative humidity has increased above the target, it starts dehumidifying again: if the relative humidity is OK it goes back to sleep again for another 30 minutes. In a well-sealed home this will mean that the fan will run for just 10 minutes an hour instead of 60, using just 1/6th of the power of other desiccant dehumidifiers. This gives you the perfect balance between protecting your environment and keeping costs to a minimum.

Well suited to:

  • Environment where quiet and compactness is prioritized - very quiet in operation, option of a quiet fan speed regardless of selected relative humidity
  • Cold spaces (below 15°C) - extract water faster and produce more heat 
  • Boats or other moving areas - lack of castors ensure ultimate stability
  • Houses up to 5 bedrooms large
  • Practical homes - capable of drying clothes with laundry mode, turning off independently when internal bucket is full and avoiding spills with splash proof cover for the aforementioned, as well as improving air quality with ionizing silver and anti-bacterial air filters important for anyone who suffers from allergies

So what is the difference between the 3 Meaco DD8L Models?

Meaco DD8L Junior -  A high performance 8 ltr Dessicant Dehumidifier

Meaco DD8L - As above but with Ioniser for air cleasing and killing mould spores

Meaco DD8L Zambezi - As above but with sophisticated digital display controller, High performance Laundry mode and improved performance Ioniser

Technical overview

Compressor or Desiccant?


Extraction Rate at 20°C and 60%rh

7.5 litres per day



Dimensions (HWD)

500 x 351 x 188mm

Noise Level

39 / 43 / 48 dB(A) depending on running mode

Power Supply

220-240V, 50Hz

Power Consumption at 20°C and 60%rh


Approximate Electricity Cost

21.5c / hour based on 43c / kWh on fan speed 1
43c / hour based on 43c / kWh on fan speed 2 and laundry mode

Operating Temperatures

1°C - 40°C

Filter Type

Anti-bacterial dust filter

Tank Size

2 litres

Variable Humidistat

Between 40%rh and 60%rh

Maximum Air Flow

80 / 100 / 115m³/hour depending on fan speed

Digital Display


Automatic Lourve

No (manual)

Fan Speeds


Meaco Control Logic


Laundry Mode


Auto Restart


Child Lock


On Timer


Off Timer

Yes - between 1 and 8 hours


Yes (can be switched on & off)

Ozone Rating


Continuous Drainage Option

Yes - hose not included

Hose Dimensions (for continuous drainage)

8 x 11mm 

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