The USA-made Blue Oasis OH6 Case Humidifier protects your instrument against hairline cracks that might result from drying out. It mounts inside your instrument’s case by means of an embedded neodymium magnet that attaches it to the provided stainless steel belt-type clip. An adhesive backed strip is also enclosed, enabling horizontal mounting.
What sets the OH6 apart from many other case humidifiers is its elegant anti-leakage design. Humidifiers that use foam or sponge to hold water may provide adequate defense against dry environments, but fail to protect the cases and instruments from potential leakage from the humidifiers themselves. The Oasis OH6 prevents water leaking onto your instrument in two ways:
- The blue OH6 reservoir is made from a specially designed fabric that allows vapor to pass through it and humidify your instrument case while blocking the passage of water.
- The super absorbent Humigel crystals inside the OH6 turn water into jelly. This enables the water to evaporate and humidify your instrument’s environment, but prevents water leaks should the humidifier become damaged.
For further protection, the Oasis OH6 is made from soft materials so it will NOT dent or scratch your valuable instrument.
Refilling the Blue Oasis OH-6 Case Humidifier
As water vapor is dispensed from the blue OH6, the humidifier shrinks, making it easy to tell when it needs a refill. The included 10cc syringe makes filling the humidifier a snap. As the minerals contained in tap or bottled water may clog the liner, distilled water is recommended to extend the life of the humidifier.
When Should You Use the Blue Oasis OH6?
The Blue Oasis OH6 humidifier is suitable for moderately dry environments with humidity levels between 25% and 40%. If your room is extremely dry, with its typical humidity below 25%, we recommend the Oasis OH14 Plus+ model instead. In conditions above 40% humidity, you should NOT use a humidifier at all. Typically, humidity drops in the fall and rises in the spring, so you may not need to humidify your instrument case all year round, or you may switch between the OH6 and OH14 models as needed. It’s best to use hygrometers to determine the exact humidity levels both inside and outside your instrument case.