Recharging instructions for Pingi damp absorbers
Pingi rechargeable damp absorbers are the sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to combat moisture and mould problems. Recharging Pingis is possible in a microwave (600W) or in the sun. Please follow the guidelines below when recharging your Pingi moisture absorber to yield superior results.
The penguin indicator on Pingi damp absorbers will gradually change colour from blue to light pink as the silica gel within the bag absorbs the moisture until it reaches the point of saturation. The indicator is a rough guide only, and we recommend weighing the Pingi to determine when recharging is necessary. Each Pingi can absorb approximately 30% of its weight before recharging is required. Recharging in a microwave tends to produce a superior result and is quicker than recharging Pingis in the sun.
Remove the string bow and place your Pingi with the indicator facing upwards on a plate (with folded kitchen paper underneath) into a clean, fat and grease free microwave oven (600W) for the time specified below.
Pingi Mini: 3 minutes
Pingi Bag: 5 minutes
Pingi XL: 6 minutes, then remove Pingi XL for 5 minutes and dry microwave, and then place your Pingi back into the microwave for another 6 minutes.
The moisture indicator will change colour from light pink back to blue after recharging. Let your Pingi cool off and reposition the bow after 5-10 minutes.
Please note if you are using a stronger microwave oven (eg. 1000W), please reduce the above times by 40%.
Your Pingi damp absorber is ready for use again!
Please Note: Do not rip the bag and use only according to packaging instructions. Never place Pingi damp absorbers into a microwave when the indicator is blue or before it has reached it’s original weight + 30% as it can split and be permanently damaged. Make sure your microwave is clean before recharging your Pingi. See our FAQs for further information on how to use your Pingi sustainably, or visit Youtube for an overview of why Pingi products are the best moisture absorbers available. Also check out: our shop, online customer service and sales, moisture absorber specials.