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Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics

Gore® Protective Vents vs. Common Venting Solutions

As the name says, Gore Protective Vents enable pressure equalization through venting with the key feature of ingress protection. Other venting technologies have limits to protecting against the ingress of dust and moisture.

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IP Ratings Explained

Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics

IP Ratings Explained

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Ingress Protection, IP, is an internationally accepted standard for indicating how well an electrical enclosure protects electronic equipment, devices, or components against solid objects and liquids.

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Attestation of Conformity

Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics

GORE® PolyVent EX+ Instructions for Use

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This document shows the Installation Instructions and Instructions for Use of GORE PolyVent Ex. In addition the relevant standards are listed and the attestation of conformity is described.

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Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics

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Venting

NEMA Ratings and What They Mean

Technical Information

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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Materials Technology: IP Ratings — Ingress Protection Classification

Venting

This document explains the format and classification of Ingress Protection (IP) ratings, according to the IEC 60529 standards.

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Materials Technology: UL 94 Standard for Flammability Testing

Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics

This document explains the Underwriters Laboratory standard for testing the flammability properties of plastic materials used for parts in devices and appliances.

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Materials Technology: Water Entry Pressure Testing

Venting

Description of standard test used to measure a membrane's ability to stop aqueous flow, and diagram of the apparatus used for water entry pressure testing.

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Materials Technology: Gurley Airflow Testing

Venting

Materials Technology: Gurley Airflow Testing

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Description of standard test used to measure airflow of low flowing media, and diagram of the apparatus used for Gurley airflow testing.

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Materials Technology: Venting With Hydrophobic vs. Oleophobic Membranes

Venting

The key to choosing the appropriate membrane technology for a given application is understanding the environmental conditions and the surface tension of the fluids that the vent will encounter.

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