Premium Low Energy Compressor
Digital Humidistat Dehumidifier &
Air Purifier with UV and Plasma Ionizer
CD12LE – 12 litres per day
CD20LE – 20 litres per day
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Please read this user manual before using this innovative Dehumidifier
and keep it safe for future reference
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Safety Instructions
Control Panel
Quick reference guide
Water Drainage
Care and Maintenance
Technical Data
Carefully read the instructions before operating the unit.
This appliance is for indoor use only and intended for use in a domestic environment
only. Any other use is not recommended by the manufacturer and may cause fire,
electrical shocks or other injury to user or property.
Rating: This unit must be only connected to AC 220-240 V / 50 Hz earthed outlet.
Installation must be in accordance with regulations of the country where the unit is
If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your electrical supply have it checked
and, if necessary, modified by a qualified electrician.
This dehumidifier has been tested and is safe to use. However, as with any
electrical appliances - use it with care.
Disconnect the power plug from socket before dismantling, assembling or cleaning.
Avoid touching any moving parts of the appliance.
Never insert fingers, pencils or any other objects though the guard
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities. It is also not intended for use by
those with a lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Do not leave children unsupervised with this appliance.
Do not clean the unit by spraying it or immersing it in water.
Never connect the unit to an electrical outlet using an extension cord. If a power
outlet is not available, one should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Never operate this appliance if the cord, power adapter or plug is damaged.
Ensure the power cord is not stretched or exposed to sharp object/edges.
A damaged power supply cord should be replaced by the manufacturer or a
qualified electrician in order to avoid a hazard.
Any service other than regular cleaning or filter replacement should be performed
by an authorized service representative. Failure to comply could result in a voided
Do not use the appliance for any other purposes than its intended use.
Do not tilt the unit while in use. The unit is design to work only in vertical position.
This dehumidifier must always be stored and transported upright, otherwise
irreparable damage may be caused to the compressor; if in doubt we suggest
waiting at least 24 hours before starting the unit.
Avoid restarting the dehumidifier unit unless 5 minutes have passed since being
turned off. This prevents damage to the compressor.
Never use the mains plug as a switch to start and turn off the dehumidifier. Use the
provided ON/OFF switch located on the control panel.
Always place the unit on a dry and stable surface.
The appliance should not be installed in laundry or wet rooms where the humidity is
higher than 85% RH
Do not dry laundry above the unit to prevent water entering the dehumidifier.
Place the laundry at least 1 meter away from your dehumidifier.
Do not place the unit next to heat sources (e.g. electrical fires, fireplaces, etc.)
Avoid mishandling the dehumidifier. Dropping, throwing the unit can cause damage
to its internals and increases the risks of operating it.
Do not store or use gasoline, petrol, paint, solvents or other flammable vapours or
liquids in the vicinity of this dehumidifier or any other appliance.
This dehumidifier must not be used in spaces where there is a high concentration of
gases, solvent or other volatile organic compounds; in very dusty environments;
in any domestic, commercial or industrial environment where air composition is
Energy Saving and Unit Safety Protection Tips
Do not cover or restrict the airflow from the outlet or inlet grills. Do not operate and
follow troubleshoot procedure if the self-opening louvers do not open on power on.
For maximum performance the minimum distance from a wall or objects should be 20
Keep the filters or grills of the unit clean. Under normal conditions, filters or grills
should only need cleaning once every three weeks (approximately).
Since the filters remove airborne particles, more frequent cleaning maybe
necessary, depending on the air quality. Vacuum both mesh and optional carbon
filters and wash the mesh filters with hot soapy water and dry them before placing
them back in the unit.
Quick visual safety guide on where or when not to use your dehumidifier.
Exposed to the
weather outdoors
Near water
If the power cable
wires are frayed or cut
Where small children
may be left
If en extension lead
may become
Where the power cable
may be damaged
On a slope or
uneven surface
Where there is risk
of fire or close to a
naked flame
Where it may be
damaged by
Where there is a risk
or interference by
foreign objects
This product is not
made for DIY repair
If there is a risk
of water faling on the
Remove any water from the water tank before starting the unit. In order to save energy,
do not open windows or doors while the unit is running. Place the unit on a hard / flat
surface. On first use run the unit continuously for 24 hrs.
3. Air outlet
To reduce noise levels:
Place a piece of carpet or a rubber mat under the unit to reduce any vibrations while the unit
is running.
1. Louvers
2. Handle
4. Humidity
indicator light
CD12LE & CD20LE dehumidifiers use compressor technology to extract water from
the environment. The compressor dehumidifiers are ideal for normal domestic or office
environment which are heated during the winter months with temperatures above 12-15oC.
CD12LE & CD20LE are easy to move around on castors and are intelligent dehumidifiers
which will extract unwanted humidity while saving money due to their humidistat and power
saving logic. CD12LE & CD20LE feature an intelligent humidistat which is adjustable in
increments of 5% from 40-80% RH insuring your room is not dried too much and power is not
Features :
Your dehumidifier belongs to the electriQ low energy premium dehumidifiers featuring low
power consumption, power saving logic and advanced air purification option.
Easy to use controls.
Low energy only uses a fraction of the electricity of similar dehumidifiers.
Great for up to 3 bed (CD12LE) and 5 bed (CD20LE) houses.
Cost effective way to combat mould, condensation and damp.
Dries laundry more efficiently than a tumble dryer.
Designed to complement any modern space.
Quiet and turbo fan speed selection for best balance between running quiet and
maximum water extraction.
Anti-dust self-closing oscillating louvres for improved air flow.
Castors for improved mobility.
Intelligent CPU controlled digital humidistat with 35-80% RH and room humidity display.
Quiet vs turbo fan operation ensures the right balance between quiet operation
and maximum dehumidification.
24 hours start / stop timer.
Tank operation or permanent drainage option with splash proof tank.
Tank full alarm & auto-stop function.
Air purifier function with plasma Ionizer and UV sterilisation.
5. Wheels
6. Control Panel
7. Pre-filter/activated
Carbon filter
8. Air inlet
9. Continuous
Drain Port
11. Water tank
10. Back Cover
12. Power cord
Activated carbon filter (Optional)
Humidity Indicator
Water full indicator
Defrost indicator
Turn on/off the appliance.
MODE Control
Select the functions of the unit for: SMART / HIGH / LOW / and FAN.
The unit will default to SMART mode the first time it is switched on
and remains in this mode until another program is chosen. Depending
on your relative humidity conditions, turn the fan speed switch to high
or low.
FAN / Air Purifier Mode
FAN Mode: press "MODE" key to select "FAN", and "FAN" indicator
light comes on. Only the fan will run in this mode and not water is
extracted. Use with UV and Plasma Ionizer on for best air purification.
Start the appliance, the indicator light will turn on automatically. The
indicator light color will change according to the humidity condition
Red color means high humidity, RH>70%
Orange color means comfortable, 70%≥RH≥60%
Green color means dry, RH<60%
Press ”Humidity Indicator light” key to turn on/off the light.
Note: Can take about 2 minutes after the humidity before the indicator
will change the colour e.g. if humidity drops to 55% may take 2
minutes before the indicator changes to green
UV (UV light , air purifier function)
To select "UV", press the "UV" key and the light will come on.
Germicidal UV light is destroying germs, bacteria, fungi improving
indoor air quality.
Press UP / DOWN key to select the desired relative humidity level,
default relative humidity is 55%. Relative humidity 35% is selected,
the compressor will not stop until water tank full.
OSC. (oscillating function)
There are three different directions, 45, 90 degree and swing, the
louvers will move in swing mode or be fixed in selected position. Use
45 degree or swing for Laundry mode.
TIMER (timer function)
Press timer to program time. "TIMER" light comes on while timer is
programmed. Before programming make sure that the timer function
has not been activated (the light must be off). The following
timer programs are available.
a) Delayed power-on function (the appliance is in stand-by status)
USE key "UP" and "DOWN" to set the time period (0~24 hours) The
appliance will start once time reaches set value.
b) Delayed power-off function (whilst the appliance is running) The
appliance will stop once time reaches set value.
The appliance will defrost automatically as programmed once the coil
sensor detects temperature is too low, and the defrosting indicator
will light up at the same time. Once defrosting has finishes, the
appliance will recover to previous running mode.
If the water tank is full, the indicator light comes on and flashes.
PLASMA IONISER (ionization function)
To select "Ion", press the "ION" key and the light will come on. The
ionizer can refresh the air while killing viruses, dust mites, mould and
airborne allergens.
Optional carbon filter (air purification function)
Take out the carbon filter from bag and insert it on the filter. It is
suggested to hoover the carbon filter every 2-3 weeks and change
them every 3-6 months to always keep the room fresh and odor free.
Humidity Level & Timer 2digit display
The led indicator performs the following functions: 1. When the unit is plugged in,
it will indicate the room humidity level 2. When the humidity level is selected, it will
indicate the set humidity 3. When the start / stop timer is programmed will show the
set timer.
Notes: When humidity level is outside the normal operational parameters will show LO/HI. If
ambient humidity is lower than 20%, it will show “LO”. If ambient humidity is higher than 90%,
it will show “HI”.
Power Key
Press to turn the dehumidifier on and off.
Humidity set to 50-55% RH; recommended setting, great for domestic operation and dry
Humidity set to 60% RH; great for personal comfort and applications where 50% RH is
considered too dry
Humidity set to 70% RH; ideal for unoccupied properties or where economical run is needed
without the need to go drier than 70% RH.
Swing control key
Press once to make the louvre swing and press again to lock
at 45 degrees, press again to lock at 90 degrees. Do not operate the unit if the self-opening
louvers do not open on power on.
Timer: select timer settings key
then use
keys to adjust the
timer (1-24 hrs, start/ stopping timer). In power on mode the set number will represent the
number of hours the unit will run for before turning off. This will remain unaffected if unit goes
in to defrost mode or the tank is emptied than reinserted. In standby mode the set number
represents the period in hours after which the unit will start. To cancel start / stop mode press
the timer key again.
Press Up
or Down
Settings Key when the unit is displaying the current
relative humidity to select the desired humidity level. Humidity level can be set within a range
of 35% RH (Relative Humidity) to 80% RH in 5% increments.
The SMART mode is designed for maximum convenience maintaining
ideal domestic environment humidity setting of 50-55% RH while saving
electricity. This is the default mode and is recommended for most users.
Compressor will
work until desired humidity is measured than will stop; unit working in
the economical low fan mode only. The fan will move the air around the room ensuring the
entire air in the room is processed and humidity correctly measured.
For drier air/ laundry mode press the key and set to a lower percent value (e.g. 35-45%).
Laundry Mode: for the dehumidifier to operate continuously with maximum water extraction
until the tank is full set the humidity level to 35%-50%RH. 35% is very dry and the unit will
work until water tank is full as 35%RH is hardly achievable in UK domestic environment.
Set the fan to high on laundry mode and the louvres either to swing mode or to 45 degrees
directing the airflow onto clothes / laundry dryer. Do not place clothes directly over any of the
dehumidifier vents. Make sure that there is nothing blocking the hot air exhaust air flow and
for best results place the laundry within 1.5 meters of the dehumidifier.
Note: In the high-speed and low-speed dehumidification mode, through, keys set humidity of
35%, the machine is running clothes drying modes, then the machine will have been working
on dehumidification, even if the ambient humidity is less than 35%, the compressor will not go
down. This model applies to drying clothes and other occasions. that if permanent drainage
pipe is fitted the unit will not stop operation. Humidity set to achieve room humidity of
around 35% good for quick drying boost on initial run or emergencies, laundry mode. Not
recommended for long normal operation in domestic/ office environment. For allowing more
moisture in the air, press the humidity control key and set to a higher percent value (e.g. 6070%).
Other features and Indicators
Tank Full Light
Red light will be on and the unit will beep when the tank is ready to be emptied, or when the
tank is removed or not replaced in the proper position. The water level control switch shuts off
the dehumidifier when the tank is full, or when the tank is removed or not replaced in the proper
position. Empty and replace to resume operation.
Auto Defrost
When frost builds up on the evaporator coils, the compressor will cycle off and the unit will go in
to defrost mode.
When the unit is running in a room with temperature between 5oC and 12oC, it enters the
defrost mode about once every 30 minutes.
When the unit is running in a room with temperature between 12oC and 20oC, it enters the
defrost mode about once every 45 minutes.
Normal operation will resume after defrost mode.
Humidistat control and fan/ compressor operation
When the selected humidity is 2% lower than the user selected humidistat setting; the
dehumidifier’s compressor will be shut off automatically but the fan will still move to ensure air
is not stale in the room. The unit will use only a minimal amount of energy in fan mode.
When the humidity is equal or higher than user selected humidity the compressor will restart
once the 3 minutes delay compressor protection expires.
Auto-Restart (on some models)
If the unit stops off unexpectedly due to the power cut, it will restart with the previous function
selected automatically when the power resumes.
After the unit has stopped, it is not recommended to resume operation for at least 10 minutes.
This is to protect the compressor. Operation can resume after this period lapses. When the unit
is restarted there is a 3 minutes delay before compressor will start.
Lightweight Portable Design on castors
The dehumidifier is built to be compact and lightweight. The castors on the bottom of the unit
make it easy to move from room to room.
Your CD12LE/CD20LE dehumidifier is an advanced micro-CPU controlled device able of selfdiagnostics. The LCD display may also show the error and protections codes.
Positioning the dehumidifier
A badly positioned dehumidifier will have little effect. In positioning the dehumidifier please
ensure circulation of air in not restricted around the unit.
Allow at least 20 cm space around the unit.
This dehumidifier is designed only for indoor
residential / small office applications and any
commercial or industrial use will invalidate the
Use in an enclosed area for maximum efficiency.
Close all doors, windows to create an effective
operating environment. Do not use outdoors.
Your electriQ dehumidifier will begin to protect
your space from the harmful effects of excessive
moisture as soon as it is turned on. Excess moisture
is dispersed throughout your home. For this reason,
the dehumidifier should be positioned in a central and clear location so that it can draw this
moist air towards it from all over the home. A warm hallway or landing is an excellent position
for your dehumidifier. If possible, leave interior doors ajar to allow air circulation.
Alternatively, if you have a serious problem in one area you can begin by positioning the
dehumidifier there and moving it to a more central location at a later date. For the most effective
use, run your dehumidifier with external doors and windows kept closed. Please note the unit
should not be placed directly against a radiator or other heat source.
When positioning your electriQ dehumidifier, ensure that it is placed clear of any obstacle that
may limit the air movement. Place the dehumidifier on a flat dry surface.
Note: Do not force castors to move over carpet or uneven surfaces, nor move the unit with
water in the tank as it may tip over and spill water.
Water Drainage
When the water tank is full, the unit will stop automatically. When this happens the tank full red
light will show on the control panel.
Note: Only empty the water tank when is full or before moving or storing the unit.
There are two ways to dispense collected water.
1. Use the tank.
When the tank is full, the unit will automatically stop running, and the
Full indicator light will flash.
Slowly pull out the tank. Grip tank by its handle securely, and
carefully pull out. Empty the water tank and reinsert it into the
dehumidifier. The tank must be in place and securely seated for the
dehumidifier to operate again.
The dehumidifier will re-start when the tank is restored in its correct
When you remove the bucket, do not touch sensors or any parts which are situated behind
tank. Doing so may damage the product. Be sure to push the tank gently all the way into the
unit. Banging the bucket against anything or failing to push it in securely into place may cause
the unit not to operate.
Do not remove any parts from the water tank or tank enclosure. The water full sensor will no
longer be able to detect the water level correctly and water may leak from the water tank.
2. Continuous draining
Water can be automatically plumbed in or drained into a sink, a larger recipient or through
the wall into an outside drain by attaching a pipe to the unit (10 mm internal diameter) (not
included). Insert the pipe into the drain outlet at the back of the unit as shown here.
Make sure the connection between pipe and the drain outlet is tight and does not leak. Then
direct the pipe to a suitable drainage point. This unit uses gravity fall to dispose water hence
the drain should be lower than the unit water outlet. Put the tank back. Be sure to run the water
pipe downward and let the water to flow out smoothly. Do not kink or bend the pipe.
NOTE: When the continuous drain feature is not being used,remove the drain hose from
the outlet.
The permanent drain can be used in conjunction with water pump(e.g. when draining a cellar)
to lift the water upwards.
Care and Maintenance
Always shut off the unit and unplug from the mains before cleaning or performing any
maintenance. When it is not in use for long periods it is advisable to remove the plug from the
power socket. Do not use chemical solvents (such as benzene, alcohol or gasoline) as they
may cause irreversible damage to the unit.
1. Clean the Grille and Case
Use water and a mild detergent to clean
the washable mesh filters. Do not use
bleach or abrasives. Do not splash water
directly onto the main unit. Doing so may cause an electrical shock
and can lead to the insulation to deteriorate, or cause the unit to
rust. The air intake and
outlet grilles get soiled easily, so use a vacuum attachment or soft brush to clean. Wipe the
dehumidifier body with a soft damp cloth or kitchen towel.
Remove the ABS frame and pull out the filters from the frame. Hoover gently the optional
carbon once every 2-3 weeks approximately.
If the mesh filter is dirty hoover it, if it is heavily soiled wash it with warm soapy water and dry
thoroughly before reinserting it in the unit.
When filter cleaning is finished and filters are dry placed them back into the filter frame and
reassemble the unit.
NOTE: While the carbon filter is optional never run the unit without the mesh filter frame being
assembled back.
2. Clean the water tank
Every few weeks, clean the tank to prevent growth of mould, mildew and bacteria. Partially fill
the tank with clean water and add a little mild detergent. Swish it around and than empty the
tank and rinse. NOTE: Do not use a dishwasher to clean the tank. After cleaning and drying the
tank must be reinserted securely into dehumidifier in order to restart operation.
End of Season Maintenance:
1. Empty and clean the water tank.
2. Clean the unit and the filters as per cleaning procedure above.
3. Coil the power cord on the special cord storage rest at the back of the unit
4. Cover the unit and keep it in a dry place.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why doesn’t the dehumidifier seem to extract much water if the temperature is low?
This is a compressor dehumidifier which works best in temperatures above 15oC. If the
temperature is low and the air is dryer than the setting on the humidistat the unit will not extract
water. If you want to use a dehumidifier for outside buildings, unheated properties, boats or
garages please check our desiccant range.
Why doesn’t the unit work /or stops suddenly?
The water tank may be full or displaced. To rectify: empty the tank and carefully place the
tank back in the unit. Also the unit may be running in dehumidifying mode with a low room
temperature. Please check if the room temperature is lower than 5oC. If so, the unit will stop
working while in dehumidifying mode. (unit may be defrosting).
The ambient operating range is between 5oC and 35oC with a relative humidity ranging from
30% to 80%. For maximum efficiency use the unit between 15oC and 32oC.
Sometimes cold and/or hot air comes out from the air outlet grill, why?
When the unit is in dehumidifying mode it absorbs humid air from room and freezes it to reduce
the humidity.
During the cold cycle there should be cold air coming out of the unit
During the hot cycle hot dry air should be coming out of the outlet grill.
Hot or cold
air being
Unit does not
Normal Operation
Is the plug properly
inserted in the
Does the tank full
indicator is red?
When the unit is in dehumidifying mode it absorbs humid air
from room and freezes it to reduce the humidity.
During the cold cycle there should be cold air coming out of
the unit. During the defrost cycle hot dry air should be
coming out of the outlet grill.
Insert the plug into the socket and turn the switch on.
Tank full, float displaced or tank not properly inserted.
Empty tank, check float and make sure tank is properly
inserted in unit.
Check if anything is blocking the louvre.
Try to move gently the louvres up and down while the unit if
off. If the above fails return the unit to service centre.
Front louvres
do not open
Louvre motor is
does not
extract water
Is the unit set to a
humidity level lower
than the one in the
Is the temperature
too low for water
extraction to be
Is any intake grill or
discharge blocked?
Is the unit too close
to walls.
Is filter dirty or
Is the unit on uneven
Is filter clogged?
Humidity sensor
Set the humidity level on the humidistat bellow current
humidity reading.
Water tank full
Tank is full or is not in the right position-- Empty the tank and
replace in the right position.
Airflow seems
Unit is noisy
E3 or E4
E1 or E2
E5 or E6
Defrost light
on and unit
Tank full red
Increase temperature in the room or reposition the unit.
Remove obstructions and restart the unit.
Ensure a distance of at least 20 cm between the unit & walls
Please service the filters regularly as per user manual.
Please place on flat horizontal surface.
Please service the filters regularly as per user manual.
Use the unit within the prescribed humidity range. Unplug the
unit, rest and plug it back in. If error repeats, call for service
Temperature sensor Use the unit within the prescribed temperature range. Unplug
the unit, rest and plug it back in. If error repeats, call for
service centre.
Abnormal Coil sensor Use the unit within the prescribed humidity and temperature
temperature or
range. Unplug the unit, rest and plug it back in. If error
repeats, call for service centre.
Unit is defrosting
Allow the unit to automatically defrost. The protection will
clear after the unit self defrosts. Increase temperature in the
room if this repeats too often
Any other malfunctions will need to be reported to ElectrIQ service centre. Do not attempt
unauthorised repairs as these may invalidate the warranty.
Technical data
Dehumidifying capacity
1Ph, 220-240V~ 50Hz
12 L / day
(at 30oC / 80%RH)
0.91 Amps
4 litres
R134, 115 grams
carbon (optional)
1Ph, 220-240V~ 50Hz
20 L / day
(at 30oC / 80%RH)
1.2 Amps
4 litres
R134, 160 grams
carbon (optional)
Fan Speeds
Power Consumption
Running Amps
Tank Capacity
Humidity settings range
Airflow m3/h
High / Low Pressure
Max noise level dB(A)
Dimensions mm
Weight kgs
All information provided is for reference only. Products specifications may change due to continuous
product development.
Disposal: Do not dispose this product as unsorted waste. Collection of such waste
must be handled separately as special treatment is necessary.
Recycling facilities are now available for all customers at which you can deposit
your old electrical products. Customers will be able to take any old electrical
equipment to participating sites run by their local councils. Please remember
that this equipment will be further handled during the recycling process, so
please be considerate when depositing your equipment. Please contact the
local council for details of your local household waste recycling centres.
Please, for your own convenience, make these simple checks before calling the service
1. Has the unit been standing upright for at least 2 hours?
2. Is the unit plugged into the mains?
3. Is the fuse OK?
4. Switch the unit off and wait three minutes to see if the issue is resolved. Restart the unit.
5. Check if the water tank is full.
6. Was the troubleshooting guide followed?
If the unit still fails to operate call: 0871 620 1057 or complete the online form
Office hours: 9AM - 5PM Monday to Friday
Unit 2, The Nursery
Berristow Lane
South Normanton
Derbyshire, DE55 2FX