GORE® Pressure Vents

Engineered by the world leader in environmental protective vents for consumer devices, GORE® Pressure Vents provide superb reliability through exceptional balance of airflow and water protection.

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GORE Pressure Vents Product Model PE13 Brochure

Portable Electronic Vents

The new GORE® Pressure Vents product model 13 offers nearly double the airflow of product model PE12 effectively minimizing speaker and receiver distortion caused by transducer bias.

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Overview

When a device experiences temperature or altitude changes, a pressure differential between the external environment and the interior of the device can occur. This pressure differential can weaken the gaskets and seals within the device and eventually leads to lower resistance to liquid penetration.

The latest smart phones and many other consumer electronic devices are now made with a flexible, touch-sensitive screen that deflects inward. Consumer handling of these electronic devices can cause rapid pressure changes and pressure differentials between the inside and outside of the device, leading to transducer bias and compromised acoustic performance. GORE® Pressure Vents are engineered to provide optimum airflow within the available design envelope without compromising the required level of ingress protection.

Applications

GORE® Pressure Vents help to equalize pressure fast, minimizing the pressure differentials that can weaken the gaskets and seals within a device, create transducer bias and compromise acoustic performance.

Our range of pressure venting solutions are designed to significantly increase airflow and protect portable electronic devices against rapid pressure changes without compromising on liquid and particulate protection.

Product Comparison

GORE® Pressure Vents

Gore application engineers have a number of pressure vent material sets available to design the optimum vent for your applications.

Which product is right for you?

Product selection

* With appropriate design conditions (please consult Gore associates).
PE12 and PE13 can meet IP68 (1.5 m water for 30 minutes).
Normally, PE3 and PE8 can meet IP67. For certain designs, IP68 (1.5 m water for 30 minutes) can be met.
PE7 can meet IP68 (2 m water for 1 hour).

Characteristics/ Performance

Series
PE13

Series
PE12

Series
PE8

Series
PE3

Series
PE7

Series
GAW331

IP rating
(IEC 529, 2nd)a

IP67, IP68b

IP67, IP68b

IP67c

IP67, IP68d

IP67, IP68

ISO rating (ISO 22810)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

30 m water
@ 10 ming

Typical airflow
(dp = 70 mbar)

19,000
ml/min/cm2

10,000
ml/min/cm2

3,300
ml/min/cm2

290
ml/min/cm2

270
ml/min/cm2

Reference thicknesse

0.24 mm

0.24 mm

0.27 mm

0.34 mm

0.28 mm

Adhesive typef

Silicone/Acrylic

Silicone/Acrylic

Acrylic

Silicone

Acrylic

Membrane type

ePTFE

Membrane characteristic

Oleophobic

Membrane color

White

Black

Support material

PET

PET Non-woven

None

PET

Part orientation

Internal mount with ePTFE facing environment

Internal mount with ePTFE facing environment

Mount on the interior or exterior of the housing

Internal mount with ePTFE facing environment

Adhesive temperature range

-40 °C to 100 °C

-40 °C to 85 °C

RoHSh

Meet threshold requirements

a IP ratings depend on housing design and part size.
b Extended immersion testing: 1.5 m water immersion for 30 minutes.
c PE8 and PE3 can meet IP68 (1.5 m water @ 30 minutes) with certain custom design conditions. Please contact Gore associates for details.
d Extended immersion testing: 2 m water immersion for 1 hour. PE7 can also meet IP65 and IP66 under external mount condition only.
e Actual thickness may vary due to the compressibility of nonwoven, ePTFE and adhesive layers.
f A wide range of options available as a custom product.
g Extended immersion testing: 30 m water immersion for 10 minutes with part I.D. 1.6 mm/O.D. 4.2 mm.
h To the best of our knowledge, the parts listed above do not have any restricted substances above the maximum concentration values listed in RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

This information is based on our current level of knowledge and does not constitute a representation or warranty beyond those contained in our standard terms and conditions.

Design Considerations

Predicting the conditions your product will encounter can be difficult, so our application engineers will work with you to ensure the right vent is selected.

Factors that might be considered include:

  • What are the required product dimensions (device air volume)?
  • How will the product be used?
  • What are the air flow requirements of your device?
  • What is the target pressure equalization time?
  • What are the minimum and maximum temperatures your device may face?
  • What surface will the vent be mounted on and what type of adhesive is required?
  • How much space is available within your device enclosure? Will there be an open cavity?
Cross section of woven material
Cross section of woven material

Installation and Use

Working directly with OEMs and manufacturers, GORE® Pressure Vents have been developed to easily be applied manually or as part of high-volume manufacturing processes and automated installation procedures. Please see below for our product installation video:

Why GORE® Portable Electronic Vents?

Leading OEMs choose Gore because our products and services enable them to develop differentiated products with low development and supply-chain risk in a fast-paced, highly competitive market.

Product and Application Leadership
Reliable Performance

With over 20 years of industry expertise and over 3 billion vents sold, Gore provides the optimum venting solution to OEM manufacturing chains.

Grounded in a deep understanding of acoustic science and SMT manufacturing processes–reinforced by years of experience in material sets and capabilities research–we are specialists at balancing the trade-offs between diverse problems such as adverse environments, contamination prevention and acoustic performance.

 
Reliable Performance
Sales and support

At Gore, we make a commitment to every customer that our products will "do what we say they will do", and we stand behind that promise. 

Every product must adhere to the highest standards because their quality, performance and reliability impact not only our reputation, but our customers’ reputation too. To ensure products are "fit for intended use" a comprehensive understanding of the end-use application is required, as well as pertinent test requirements.

 
Local Sales and Technical Support
Partner

Our knowledgeable and experienced local sales and technical teams across the globe offer prompt, thorough and hands-on service and technical support. They collaborate with OEMs and their contract manufacturers to develop reliable, high-performance products to ensure there are no surprises before or after product launch.

 
Trustworthy Partner
Partner

Our global supply chain is robust and agile with short lead times and sufficient capacity for the largest programs and fastest ramps.

 
The GORE™ Membrane: The heart of our venting technology
Gore Membrane

Gore is the world leader in understanding expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) and its capabilities. Our ability to engineer ePTFE to include specific physical properties enables us to develop high performance products for challenging environments.

OUR KNOWLEDGE OF FLUOROPOLYMERS AND OUR ADVANCED ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES ARE AT THE HEART OF A WIDE RANGE OF REMARKABLE MATERIALS.

 

Case Studies

Read about how the GORE® Portable Electronic Vents team of engineers and scientists are working with customers to ensure delivery of the best possible venting, production and customized solutions:

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Gore Introduces Another Advancement in Pressure Venting Technology – New GORE® Pressure Vents Product Model PE13

Posted November 27, 2018

The new GORE® Pressure Vents product model PE13 vastly improves airflow while offering highly reliable particle contaminant and liquid immersion protection.

News

Extreme Pressure Meets Ultimate Protection.

Posted November 27, 2018

People are taking their devices everywhere and through all conditions, subjecting them to temperature changes, rapid altitude and pressure shifts, compression of sensitive touchscreens and even immersion in liquids. Over time, this can put stress on housing seals allowing water and contaminants to enter device, and create pressure build-ups in acoustic cavities causing transducer bias, compromising acoustic quality and eventually damaging the transducer.

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