Understanding my Hygrometer

I just received my Costway 50-75 count Humidor. It came with a digital Hygrometer but it is not clear to me how to read the instrument. It tells me the Temperature and has what appears to be a hygrometer, however the hygrometer only shows a green triangular shape around 70% and it seems like it may fill in with color the greater the humidity...? It does not seem to move in any way otherwise. Am I missing something or did my humidor come with a worthless hygrometer?

Thank You! 

I am new to this and am currently seasoning the humidor. Son-in Law gave me a bundle of 50 Cigars for Christmas!


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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Am I missing something or did my humidor come with a worthless hygrometer?

    Probably, but since we can't see it, how about posting a picture of it or see if there is a brand.
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    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,625 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll bet the green triangle is saying humidity is good, and when it gets low or high the triangle will change colors.
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Is this the one?
    If so, the green is where the humidity is.


    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • FloridafanFloridafan Posts: 4
  • FloridafanFloridafan Posts: 4
    Yes! So please clarify what I am looking at! LOL!
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Edit: @Cigar-20071482 Phone posted before I could correct.

    Yeah, the green is where the humidity is supposed to be, according to them.
    The dashes are where it actually is. So reading your hygrometer, it reads 75%.
    Which is about right, if you are seasoning.

    The problem is, is there any documentation that came with it about calibration?
    Whether it is calibrated or needs calibration? It might need calibration.

    Oh, btw don't put too much credence in keeping it between 68-70%.
    Over time you will find that those numbers don't work for you.
    I personally like my cigars in the 65% range.

    Most of my desktop humidors that have hygrometers, the ones that came with it are just for show.
    I put the one I actually use inside.


    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • FloridafanFloridafan Posts: 4
    Ok... Thank you! I guess I will invest in one for inside the humidor. From what I read it appeared that digital hygrometers do not require calibration.

  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok... Thank you! I guess I will invest in one for inside the humidor. From what I read it appeared that digital hygrometers do not require calibration.

    Some do, some don't. It would be in the documentation.
    If it doesn't have documentation for the hygrometer, I would err on the side of caution and assume it isn't calibrated.
    Although I could be wrong and it might be calibrated.
    At which point, the other hygrometer will verify it's accuracy and you will eventually use it for your overflow humidor.

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,965 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2018
    Oh, the pics appeared, I don't think I would count on that being accurate.
    A little dirt never hurt
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,396 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My buddy George has the same thing on his overly expensive humidor.

    When I asked him about it, his reply was simply to use that to visually tell if you are close with only a glance from anywhere in the room and it looks fancy.  The hygrometer that counts is digital and inside.

    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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