Dehumidifier Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier – DEHUM12LLE

R5,199.00 R4,799.00

Dehumidifier Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier

Part of the exclusive Platinum Range of compressor dehumidifiers and recipient of the Allergy Foundation of South Africa Seal of Approval.


For domestic use:
  • Remove moisture from a single room up to a small three bedroom home
  • Ideal for walk-in safes to prevent moisture damage to ammunition
  • Protect your valuables from mould and rust
  • Prolong the life of your appliances
  • Dry your laundry on rainy days
  • Prevent damage to soft furnishings and art pieces
  • Reduce mould and condensation in your kitchen and bathroom
  • Prevent rising damp that can lead to structural damage and peeling paint
  • Get rid of musty smells that are associated with mould and damp
  • Breathe easier by reducing mould spores
  • Great air purification mode for allergy sufferers
  • Added Air Purification Mode to turn the unit into a standalone air purifier!
For commercial use:
  • Ideal for use in an office or small commercial spaces
  • Protect important documents and files from moisture damage
  • Get rid of musty smells that are associated with mould and damp
  • Prevent rising damp that can lead to structural damage
  • Reduce mould and condensation
  • Prevent damage to soft furnishings
  • Prolong the life of appliances
  • Protect expensive technical equipment from condensation and rust
  • Safeguard art in galleries from deterioration and mould
  • Keep your guest lodgings dustmite-free
  • Keep library books safe from mould
  • Great air purification mode for allergy sufferers
  • Added Air Purification Mode to turn the unit into a standalone air purifier!

Detailed Product Description

The most common question that we get asked by customers is “how much does it cost to run a dehumidifier, are they expensive?”, which is a reflection of the cost of electricity in South Africa these days. We have always made our dehumidifiers as efficient as possible to keep costs to a minimum and now with the new Platinum Range of dehumidifiers we have taken this to a whole new level and set a new benchmark for our competitors to worry about.

The Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier with Air Purification Mode uses just 165 watts of electricity, have a look around at other 12 litre or indeed 10 litre dehumidifiers on the market and you will see that they are older in design and use a lot more electricity.  All of this will add up over time and with the Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier you don’t just get a dehumidifier with low running costs you also get a very good dehumidifier with exceptional build quality.


The added Air Purification mode turns this unit into a dehumidifier and air purifier in one! When you select the AP Mode (Air Purification Mode) the compressor switches off leaving only the fan and the HEPA filter running. The included HEPA filter will remove pollutants smaller than the eye can see.

The unique 2 in 1 mode allows you to use this unit as a dehumidifier in the Autumn/Winter and as an air purifier only in the Spring/Summer as you require.

We have had the Platinum Range tested at a leading international independent laboratory in Hong Kong against the most up to date standard and it passed the highest possible level. To achieve this standard of excellence we had to make sure that each individual component was of the highest quality to maximise efficiency. This means that we can confidently say that the Meaco Platinum Range creates a new benchmark and their proven quality sets them apart from the rest of the market.

There are two models in the range, a 20 litre dehumidifier and this 12 litre model, both offer lower running costs than their peers.  The Meaco 12L Low Energy Dehumidifier offers the following benefits:

  • The cheaper way to combat mould, condensation and damp in flats through to 3 bedroom houses
  • 12 litre dehumidifier
  • 2 in 1 dehumidifier with unique air purification mode for spring/summer use
  • Unique Meaco control logic that saves money and improves performance*
  • Digital display to show you the current room reading
  • Variable humidistat from 30 to 80%rh is 5%rh steps
  • Louvre to direct the dry air through a wide angle
  • 1 – 24 hour off timer
  • Child lock facility
  • Strong carry handle
  • Two year warranty as standard, optional 5 year warranty
  • Standard HEPA filter with added Air Purification Mode

The HEPA filter has proved to be a very popular extra with most people buying the HEPA filters when they buy the dehumidifier.  The filters are what are called True HEPA filters which means that they conform to international standards and capture 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3µm or larger.  This makes a huge difference to those that suffer from allergies and also will prolong the life of your dehumidifier.

*The unique Meaco control logic means that you get the best balance between saving money and accurate dehumidification.  When the target relative humidity has been reached the dehumidifier will switch to fan only mode to check that the relative humidity is stable.  It will then go to sleep for 30 minutes at which time it will wake up and run it’s fan again to check the relative humidity once more.  If the relative humidity has risen above the set point then the dehumidifier will start to operate again.  If the relative is ok then the dehumidifier will go back to sleep again for another 30 minutes.  This process saves a lot of money on electricity, especially when compared against dehumidifiers which keep their fans running permanently regardless of the level of humidity in the room.

We are very proud of the Meaco Platinum Range and we feel that as a specialist dehumidifier manufacturer this is exactly what we should be doing, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and then challenging the industry to come and join us in designing and supplying dehumidifiers that move the technology forward and make the answer to ‘how much does it cost to run a dehumidifier’ – ‘a lot less than it used to, especially if you choose ‘Meaco’.


Extraction Rate Data

Room ConditionsMaximum Water ExtractionWattage
5°C and 60%rh0.24 Litres Per Day112 Watts
10°C and 60%rh1.20 Litres Per Day118 Watts
15°C and 60%rh1.44 Litres Per Day125 Watts
20°C and 60%rh3.84 Litres Per Day136 Watts
25°C and 60%rh5.04 Litres Per Day149 Watts
30°C and 60%rh6.48 Litres Per Day166 Watts
5°C and 80%rh1.68 Litres Per Day114 Watts
10°C and 80%rh2.88 Litres Per Day121 Watts
15°C and 80%rh4.08 Litres Per Day130 Watts
20°C and 80%rh6.72 Litres Per Day144 Watts
25°C and 80%rh9.12 Litres Per Day159 Watts
30°C and 80%rh11.28 Litres Per Day180 Watts

Technical Overview

Compressor or Desiccant?Compressor
Power Consumption165W
Energy Usage (based on R1.46 per kw/hr) – continuous running24c per hour
Noise levelMaximum 44dB(A)
Air Flow (nominal)100m³/hour
HumidistatYes, from 30 to 80%rh in 5%rh steps
Meaco Control LogicYes
Auto restartYes
Child LockYes
Electronic controlsYes
Fan SpeedsOne
FilterYes, with a free HEPA filter to try in the box
Laundry ModeYes
Digital DisplayYes
Off TimerYes
Continuous drainage optionYes – hose not included
Tank2.5 litres
Compressor typeRotary
Operating Temperatures5….35°C
Power Supply230V, 50Hz
Dimensions (HWD) mm485 x 325 x 248mm

*This product has received the Seal of Approval from the Allergy Foundation of South Africa. It has been scientifically tested by AFSA and/or independent laboratories to prove its efficiency at reducing or removing allergens or chemical content from the environment. Due to patient variation, however, use of these products cannot be guaranteed to reduce symptoms in all allergy sufferers.