Portable Electronic Vents
The International Standard IEC 60529 defines specific tests used to verify that an enclosure meets the requirements for ingress protection against particulates and liquids. W. L. Gore & Associates has developed additional protocols to test for IPx4 compliance that address these issues and mirror real-world conditions more effectively.
A critical aspect of vent selection begins with defining the level of protection your application, device or housing requires.
IP ratings cannot be “converted” to NEMA ratings, since NEMA requires additional testing not included in IP. However, there are minimum NEMA ratings that will meet or exceed a given IP code.
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The challenge of designing electronic devices that stay protected from dust, liquids and pressure becomes increasingly difficult when acoustics are introduced.
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Gore has an unsurpassed track record in delivering global venting solutions. As the worldwide leader in venting technology, we've engineered unique venting materials and structures for everything from medical and industrial applications to GORE-TEX® fabrics for consumer outerwear.
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Portable electronic devices must be able to withstand exposure to salt spray and water immersion encountered when used by beach goers and avid boaters.