Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics
Industry Articles, 1.99 MB
SEPTEMBER 2012 // Product Specialist Jason Zambotti discusses the pitfalls in using robust airtight and watertight enclosures to meet stringent IP or Electrical standards for use in rugged outdoor environments. Along with examining the reasons why pressure differentials cause airtight housings to leak, the article offers an in-depth discussion of the relative benefits and flaws of several solutions.
Industry Articles, 1.87 MB
MARCH 2013 // Applications Engineer Gary Chan examines the hidden design challenge of managing pressure differentials in outdoor LED lighting systems, and discusses how proper venting can extend product reliability and durability by protecting housing seals, joints and connections from stress and premature failure. The role of venting in protecting against condensation, thermal shock, water ingress and contaminants is also considered.
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