Zephyr Dry and Store hearing aid care
Unit size: 3.6” wide x 5.9”
deep x 2.8” high (9.1 cm x 15 cm x 7.1 cm
Drying Compartment: (Single
tray) 3.2” x 2.6” x 1” (8 cm x 6.5 cm x 2.4 cm) Positive-latching hinged lid
with a drying compartment that will accommodate all types of hearing
instruments, including cochlear implant microphones, headpieces, and speech
processors (both ear level and body-worn).
After pressing the ON
button, Zephyr will run for 8 hours before automatically turning off. To
interrupt the cycle, press the on/off button on the side of the unit.
- Input Power: 100-240 volts
AC, 50/60 Hz, 1.0A maximum.
- Output: 24 VDC at 15W
Zephyr power supplies are
interchangeable with Dry & Store Global and are CE marked. The default AC
Adapter has a US/Japan plug, but Schuko (European), UK, Australian, or South
American plugs are available. They are certified to ETL, UL, and CSA standards,
and carry GS (Germany), PSE/JET (Japan), C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand), Korean
(KC), and SABS (South Africa) certifications. Will also work with an inverter
for 12V service. Your Dry & Store Zephyr can be used anywhere in the world
– no voltage converter is necessary. All that’s needed is the appropriate plug
adapter, or you can travel “adapter-free” by ordering individual power supplies
with native plugs. Choose from US, UK, European, Australian, or South African
In most locations around the
world, the Zephyr ships with the custom Dry-Brik II desiccant. The Dry-Brik
contains an aggressive sorbent (mol sieve) packaged in an attractive, molded,
disposable container. Each Dry-Brik has a shelf-life of at least one year, unopened.
Once the foil label is removed, the Dry-Brik II lasts two (2) months. The desiccant also absorbs odors as it dries. In some countries
the Zephyr ships with an oven rechargeable metal canister desiccant. Both types
of desiccants are available as accessories, and Dry & Store Global II
operates well with either, though a can-type does not provide the deodorizing
function that the Dry-Brik provides.
Hearing aid batteries do not have to be
removed before using Zephyr by Dry & Store. Independent
tests by Eveready Battery Co. on their Energizer/Amplifier batteries showed a
10-20% gain in battery life under high (85% RH) humidity conditions, and no
decrease in life at normal (50% RH) conditions. This was confirmed by a user
survey which showed that over 50% of users experienced longer battery life.