Sensors, controllers and other electronic elements are being integrated into devices across virtually every industry. Many of these products are made for use in conditions where they may be exposed to extreme temperatures, rain, wind, dust, and moisture. (See application story about "smart" shipping pallets linked at the bottom of this post.) Designing such products requires that the container or enclosure holding the electronic components be completely sealed. Exposure to harsh elements could cause a product failure.
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Hydrophobic microporus vents are a cost-effective way to protect your LED product by keeping dust and liquids out of the enclosure and relieving positive pressure or negative pressure in the enclosure.
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We love this video from our material supplier, POREX. The video is an excellent demonstration of a die cut waterproof vent made with IP 68 Rated PTFE. You will see that air can pass through the vent while dust and water are sealed out. Check it out!
Topics: IP Rating
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As explained in the previous blog post - IP Ratings Explained - an Ingress Protection (IP) Rating is a common international test method (IEC 60529) to rate enclosure protection from objects and liquids. IP67 refers to the most extreme IP rating certifying that the enclosure will protect against the entry of dust (6) and the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15cm and 1meter for 30 minutes (7).
Topics: IP Rating
Apr 13, 2015 10:53:56 AM
Ingress Protection (IP) Rating is a common international test method (IEC 60529) to rate enclosure protection from objects and liquids.
Why is an IP Rating important? UL, CSA and CE Mark Standards often require certified products to hold a specific IP rating. Some examples of such products include IT equipment, laboratory equipment, electronic measurement equipment, plus anything claiming to be "dust tight", "water resistant", etc.
The IP Rating has two numbers: IPXX
1. The first number indicates protection from solid objects or materials
2. The second number indicates protection from liquids