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Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier


The Fral FDK54 basement dehumidifier is designed for damp, cool spaces up to 1600 square feet. It offers energy efficient, high-capacity moisture removal. Fast, Free shipping. See Fral basement dehumidifier ratings & reviews..


Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier
FF DE FDK5
Energy efficient, self-draining basement dehumidifier capable of removing up to 10 gallons of water per day. Dries up to 1,600 square feet. 510 watts. Details

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Description of Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier


Exclusively available at AllergyBuyersClub.com! If you are frustrated by having to frequently replace broken dehumidifiers, this commercial-strength dehumidifier is designed to stand the test of time. The Fral FDK54 dehumidifier is well suited for use in basements, crawl spaces, building work sites and vacation homes. Nothing but the best high quality materials and components have been used to build the FDK54 dehumidifier. An easy-to-use digital control panel allows you to closely maintain your desired relative humidity level in 1% increments. The FDK54 dehumidifier will mitigate high humidity and easily maintain humidity levels less than 50% in spaces up to 1600 square feet. This dehumidifier also features auto-restart for power loss protection, a powerful 350 CFM (cubic feet per minute) dynamically balanced axial fan, and even low energy consumption at just 510 watts. To further prevent operational interruption, the FDK54 offers a sophisticated hot-gas defrost system. This defrost system allows operation in temperatures as low as 33°F, making this dehumidifier ideal for crawl spaces and other unheated environments.

When only the best will do, customers choose Fral dehumidifiers for powerful, reliable dehumidification.

Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier are ideal for someone who...

  • Desires to maintain a low relative humidity in a space up to 1,600 square feet
  • Needs a dehumidifier which will run in temperatures as 33°
  • Wants a high quality dehumidifier designed to last for many years

Features of Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier

  • Maintains relative humidity in basements and crawlspaces up to 1600 square feet
  • Functioning relative humidity range from 35% – 99% relative humidity
  • Powerful 350 CFM motor for faster air circulation
  • Offers 30% more coil surface area than competing brands
  • Low energy consumption of just 510 watts
  • Quiet operation rated at 43 db(A)
  • Automatic reverse cycle defrost thermostat and hot gas defrost system allows operation in environments with temperatures as low as 33°
  • 5 sensors throughout check for ice every 35 minutes
  • All wiring and refrigerant lines are insulated for optimal heat transfer
  • Automatic restart in the event of a power interruption
  • Sturdy, protective zinc plated, powder coated steel housing
  • Carry handles for transport
  • 3/4 inch gravity drainage connection requires a 3/4 inch female connector for hose drainage
  • Uses a standard garden hose for drainage (not included)
  • Four adjustable feet with built in rubber dampers
  • Convenient, washable filter
  • Energy Star rated
  • UL listed
  • Designed in Italy
The Fral FDK features an easily removable and washable filter

How it Works:



The electronic control board on the Fral FDK54 dehumidifier is connected directly to the power outlet of the machine. It is equipped with three temperature probes and a humidistat. The electronic control unit, by means of the humidistat that measures the relative humidity in the environment, programs the machine to work to achieve the degree of relativity humidity desired. If the temperature of the finned coils drops too low, the electronic control unit starts a hot gas defrost cycle to melt the ice formed in the finned coils so that operation can resume.

Care of:

Every other month the removable filter should be examined for excessive build up. If the filter is visually dirty, remove the filter and rinse clean with water. Allow the filter to dry before reattaching to the dehumidifier.

Each year, during the late Fall once the outdoor temperatures consistently remain lower than the temperature in the space being dehumidified we recommend turning the dehumidifier off until warmer temperatures return in the Spring. For instance, in the Northeast most basements do not need a dehumidifier running after November 30th and can remain off until approximately April 30th. These dates will vary according to region but are a reasonable guide for operational need in most areas.

 

Reports by Experts - Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier

Expert Review:    Courtesy of AllergyBuyersClub.com

EXPERT REVIEW PARAMETERSSTAR RATING
1. Room Coverage Based on 24 Hour Moisture Removal
2. Noise Level
3. Low Temperature Operation
4. Quality of the Continuous Drainage Option Included (Ease of hose attachment, location above the ground to improve the flow of water w/ gravity and provides the hose)
5. Bucket CapacityNot Applicable
6. Size, Weight and Maneuverability
7. Ease of Access to Bucket & to Remove and ReplaceNot Applicable
8. Energy Rating
9. Ability to Access Filter & to Remove, Clean and Re-install
10. Quality of Construction & Warranty
11. Value for the Price


Fral has been making high quality dehumidifiers in Europe for many years and we are proud to be their only distributor here in the United States. The Fral FDK54 is a well built dehumidifier that will stand the test of time. Only the best components are utilized to ensure flawless operation. The FDK54 is sized for a crawlspace but is powerful enough for a full basement. Powerful yet quiet operation is achieved due to the use of a statically and dynamically balanced axial fan and a high quality rotary compressor mounted on vibration dampers.

Pluses:

  • Dries large areas up to 1600 sq feet.
  • This high quality dehumidifier is designed to outlast the competition.
  • Ultra-low energy consumption of only 510 watts.
  • The digital humidistat allows you to precisely control the relative humidity in your space in 1% increments.
  • Quiet operation, suitable for a utility room or basement.
  • Low profile design requires very little space in basements and is well suited for crawlspaces.
  • The Fral FDK54 dehumidifier will automatically restart after a power interruption.
  • Operates in temperatures as low as 33°

Summary:

In today's dehumidifier market it is getting far more difficult to find a fairly priced, well built dehumidifier that is capable of providing many years of trouble free operation. Our new exclusive Fral FDK54 offers serious moisture extraction for basements and crawlspaces at a very reasonable price. But don't let the price fool you, this dehumidifier is built like a tank to withstand the harshest of conditions. Fral uses a superior grade of steel that has been is zinc plated and powder coated, to ensure that this dehumidifier is usable in tough industrial environments. The FDK54 also boasts quiet operation and is rated at just 43 db(A). This noise level is appropriate for crawl spaces and placement into unoccupied basements or in utility rooms. This Fral dehumidifier is also quite affordable to run as it only draws 510 watts which is less than most small department store dehumidifiers. Your family, home and valuables will be safe from high moisture levels, poor air quality, mold and pests with the Fral FDK54 dehumidifier.


 

Technical Specifications of Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier


 
Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier
Fral FDK5 Dehumidifier
Coverage Area 1600 sq. ft.
Water Removal Capacity Up to 10 gals. per day
Energy Factor (L/kWh) 2.1
Pints/ kWh 4.6
Operating Temperature Range 33 to 95°F
CFM 350 cfm
Bucket Capacity N/A - No buckets to empty
Auto Restart Yes
Noise Level 43 db(A)
Refrigerant Type R410a
Humidistat control Digital
An EPA Energy Star certified dehumidifier Yes
Auto Defrost Yes - Hot gas
Power cord 9-foot 8-inches
Condensate pump Available as accessory
Power Supply 510 watts, 110-120V, 60hz
Cabinet material Steel
Dimensions 15 "W x 17"H x 23"D
Weight (lbs) 68 lbs
Warranty 5 years

 

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of 17 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Written By: AtlantaBuyer (Atlanta, GA)
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: intermediate
Excellent Product Date: July 05, 2016
Pros: high quality, effective, met my expectations
Within a couple of hours of installing the Fral FDK54 dehumidifier, the humidity level in our basement dropped from 70% to 48%. Our previous unit was purchased from one of the big box stores and was ... (see entire review)
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Written By: sailor41 (Maryland)
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: expert
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Fral Dehumidifier - High Quality Material & Design Date: June 14, 2016
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations, easy to access cabinet for maintenance
Cons: wish it had casters instead of leg levelers
I decided to spend the extra money for a high quality dehumidifier after wasting money on several poorly designed, poor quality, plastic junk dehumidifiers sold at retail stores. In the past 10 years... (see entire review)
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Written By: watash
Great Purchase Date: June 01, 2016
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
Excellent dehumidifier purchase. The Fral FDK54 dehumidifier delivers as advertised. Easy to set up and operates efficiently and quietly.... (see entire review)
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Written By: KEVIN (CAROLINA)
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Fral FDK54 Dehumidifier Date: November 02, 2015
Pros: high quality, effective, reliable, easy to use
Fantastic dehumidifier - thank you guys. Very effective.... (see entire review)
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Written By: Rich (Lansing, MI)
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Fral FDK5 Dehumidifier Date: July 24, 2015
Pros: high quality
Cons: Ugly
I LOVE THIS MACHINE. My basement has had a stench for the last two years and since setting up my FRAL, that is gone. I have terrible allergies and I don't sneeze nearly as much as a once have. I wou... (see entire review)
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Written By: Boston (Atlanta, GA)
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: novice
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Good Value Dehumidifier Date: September 23, 2016
Pros: high quality, effective, easy to use, met my expectations
Cons: noisy
Purchased for basement to eliminate the musty odor and smell. Only been a week but this Fral FDK54 dehumidifier has dried out my basement and looking forward to seeing long term benefits.... (see entire review)
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