Portable Electronic Vents
Industry Articles, 257.76 KB
In appliance DESIGN Magazine, Global Business Leader Victor Lusvardi and Product Specialist Chuck Seipel talk about how to keep smart phones protected.
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.
Product Selection Guides, 201.39 KB
Portable electronics are continually exposed to conditions that can cause device failures and customer dissatisfaction, and choosing the right venting material is key to obtaining reliable protection and quality acoustic performance.
Product Selection Guides, 291.81 KB
Within the realm of resistive acoustic venting, no product exists today that can meet IP64 standards without robust housing designs to block and manage water exposure. Gore has designed products that maximize dust and spray protection at your desired acoustic performance level, providing improved protection levels and improved design success for IP64 standards.
White Papers, 760.54 KB
Electronic devices with audio components must include openings in their housings to enable sound waves to be transmitted. Having a durably rugged housing for your portable electronic device protects the internal electronics from environmental contaminants. The International Standard IEC 60529 defines specific levels of protection for enclosures with electronic voltage not exceeding 72.5 kilovolts. The requirements outlined in the IEC 60529 standard do not adequately provide consistent testing of the protective vents needed for portable electronic devices. W. L.
Technical Information, 236.87 KB
The challenge of designing electronic devices that stay protected from dust, liquids and pressure becomes increasingly difficult when acoustics are introduced.
Industry Articles, 1.47 MB
Today’s consumers expect to be able to use their full-featured mobile devices anywhere, whether they are skiing on top of a mountain, talking on the phone while running through a rainstorm, or taking underwater pictures in the Caribbean.
Technical Information, 381.71 KB
Portable electronic devices must be able to withstand exposure to salt spray and water immersion encountered when used by beach goers and avid boaters.
Frequently Asked Questions for GORE® Portable Electronic Vents
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