Cigar Oasis’ cigar humidifiers are the best collaborators to maintain the ideal humidity level and cigar care in humidors with the storage capacity of 75 cigars up to 10000 cigars.
Cigar Oasis has four models with different features but it can be difficult and confusing to find which one is best or what to buy.
This is a complete guide for you to overcome this problem and to help you find the best product by explaining the basic functionality and working’s of the different Cigar Oasis models.
How does the Cigar Oasis Cigar Humidifier Works:
The Cigar Oasis humidifier works on an automated system. It has a refillable cartridge inside with distilled water that humidifies the circulating air in the humidor. The automated system works with the help of sensors. The sensors monitor the level of humidity inside the humidor and when the temperature drops down from the humidity level set by you according to your requirement, the sensor passes the instruction to the humidor and instantly the humidifier turns on its fan which blows the humidified air through the humidor. The sensor keeps monitoring the change in humidity level and when the preset desired humidity level is reached, the humidifier turns the fan off.
The fan of the humidifier doesn’t only blow the air into the humidor, it also distributes the blown air equally in all sections of the humidor to keep the cigars stored in the perfect environment.
Things you must know before buying a Cigar Oasis Humidifier:
Now you have completely understood the working of the Cigar Oasis Humidifier, there are more things you should know about it. Everyone has preferences and choices; some people like to use the fully automatic humidifiers, some like to set the humidity levels themselves and some like to only know about the drop in the ideal humidity level with alarms or indicators.
To get the best results from the use of a cigar oasis humidifier, you should have a complete understanding of the answers to the following questions:
You will be able to make a better decision about which model of the Cigar Oasis Humidifier will be worth you paying for in the future with these questions in mind.
Do you need to leave your humidor unattended for a few days or a week?
Is your humidor placed near the power supply or away from it?
Do you want to monitor your humidor using your smartphone?
Are you able to sacrifice your cigar storage space to place the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers in the humidor?
Will you be satisfied in spending an amount to buy the Cigar Oasis Humidifier unit for the preservation of your precious cigar collection?
The measurements of Humidor:
Now you know the workings of the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers and understand the answers of some basics, questions rise in your mind about the humidifier’s benefit. Now you need to know about the size of your humidor for which you are going to invest your savings.
The measurement will be taken in cubic meters no matter what kind of humidor you are using, either it is a desktop humidor, cabinet humidor or display humidor. Use a ruler and measure the height and width of your humidor, including the lid area. If you want a small humidor, take measurements in inches, and if you are having a large humidor, take measurements in feet; it will be easier. For converting your inches and feet measurements into cubic meters, you will use the following formulas:
The formula of conversion for measurement in inches: L x W x H = Cubic Feet
The formula of conversion for measurement in inches: L x W x H = Cubic inches/ 1728 = Cubic Feet
Here the cubic inches are divided by 1728 because it is the number of cubic inches in cubic feet.
Which model of the Cigar Oasis Humidifier should I buy?
After learning all knowledge about the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers and the size of the humidor, now you need to figure out the most appropriate size and model of the humidor that can best meet your demands. The chart and the following steps given below can assist you in finding the best Cigar Oasis unit for you.
Check which maximum cubic feet is compatible with the measurement of your humidor.
The Cigar Oasis Humidifiers are attached normally to the lid of the humidor. So check from the dimensions about the suitable size available inside the lid of your humidor to attach the humidifier.
Decide which features you want to have in your humidifier or not.
The four models of Cigar Oasis Humidifiers:
Cigar Oasis Ultra Humidifier
Cigar Oasis Excel 3.0 Humidifier
Cigar Oasis Plus 3.0 Humidifier
Cigar Oasis Magna Humidifier
What is the purpose of a Cigar Oasis Cigar Humidifier wifi feature?
As you know, wifi is the source of connecting with the internet, so now let’s explore the wifi feature in the Cigar Oasis Humidifier. The world has developed a lot and people like to use smart gadgets for getting the best result is less time and effort consumption. The Cigar Oasis Humidifiers are embedded with the wifi feature by keeping this theory in mind.
With the help of enabling the wifi, you can connect your humidor with your smartphone and you will be able to monitor the internal temperature, humidity level and water level in the cartridges of the humidifier, no matter where ever you are. You can also make any changes to the humidifier setting. The new Cigar Oasis Humidifiers wifi module has a yearly subscription so you only need to renew your subscription after a year. With this subscription, you are notified by message and email if your humidor needs your attention so this should help you to fix a problem as soon as possible with minimal to no losses.
What is the use of a rechargeable power source in cigar oasis humidifiers:
Rechargeable power sources are normally batteries. The powers are reserved in these batteries by connecting them to the electric power supply with the adapter. Once the battery is charged you can use it and when the power reserve in it gets empty, you can recharge the same batteries again and so on. The rechargeable batteries are available for Cigar Oasis Ultra 2.0, Cigar Oasis Excels and Cigar Oasis Plus 2.0.
You can use these batteries for the following:
- When you are going somewhere with your humidor for a short period of time
- When your humidor is placed far away from the power supply
- When you have some power supply voltage issues
What is new in the redesigned Cigar Oasis humidifiers?
As the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers were modified in 2014 and the designer added new advanced features in them. To make the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers more useful and reliable, they made some minor and major changes in the designing and functionality of the humidifiers. The advanced functionalities included as major changes in the humidifiers were the following:
- Optional wifi module
- Ability to make any changes if required in the settings of your humidifier with a few touches on your smartphone even when you are away from your humidor
- Rechargeable batteries
- You can use them during traveling or when you have some power loss issues as a backup
- Optional text alerts
- The humidifiers give you warning alerts through messages or emails for low battery, low water level or low humidity level
- Advanced feature about temperature and humidity display
- The humidifier can give you the maximum, minimum or average humidity level of the past three days
- Micro USB connections
- The connections of Cigar Oasis Humidifiers if plugged in at the correct place will not disconnect easily
Frequently asked questions:
Here are some FAQ’s asked by people, normally before buying the cigar oasis humidifiers:
Will I need to drill a hole in my humidor or I can attach it directly?
Absolutely not. You don’t need to drill any hole in your humidor. There is a paper split thin cord with the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers that can directly attach to the wall of the humidor and you can quickly provide the power source to your humidifier.
Are the sounds of the fans inside the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers loud?
No, the sound is not loud at all. As the fan of the humidifiers only turn on when the humidity level drops from the preset level, it’ll only need to turn on for a very short time with almost no noise.
Do I need to buy new cartridges or I can refill the same one?
Yes, you can refill the same cartridges three times but only with the distilled water. After refilling it, wait for a few minutes to settle the water level and then reattach it with the unit.
Can I place my Cigar Oasis Humidifiers anywhere in the humidor?
If you are using the Cigar Oasis Excel or Cigar Oasis Plus then you can easily place it anywhere within the wall or sides of the humidor. It won’t make any water leakages but if you are using the Cigar Oasis Ultra or Manga then you must attach it to the lid of the humidifier.
Is the humidity level fixed at 70%?
When you buy a new Cigar Oasis Humidifier, it comes with the humidity level preset at 70%, but you can change it between 55% to 80% according to your requirements.
How much power does the Cigar Oasis Humidifier require to operate?
It just needs the power supply of 100mA (milliamps) and that is very little.
Does the Cigar Oasis Humidifier heat the humidor?
No, it doesn’t heat the humidor because it requires very little power and the fan turns on for a short duration when required.
Do Cigar Oasis Humidifiers have a warranty?
Yes, all the models of the Cigar Oasis Humidifiers come with a warranty of one year. For more details about it, you can contact the Cigar Oasis website.
Jeremy is the editor of the Cigar Lounge Blog. An avid Cigar lover, he is passionate about the industry. Jeremy’s claim to fame is his collection of Cigars from 15 different countries. Jeremy own’s an Adorini Cabinet Humidor.