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.
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.
Case Studies, 252.96 KB
Incipio Technologies, Inc., is a global manufacturer of mobile device accessories that are continually at the forefront of mobile technology. With products sold in over 40,000 retail locations worldwide, Incipio® focuses on offering advanced and protective accessories available at the time of device launches. Incipio® was designing a new, rugged case for high-end mobile phones that can withstand challenging environments.
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.
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Sepura, a global leader in digital radio products, was developing a new line of rugged two-way handheld radios for use in exceedingly rugged or adverse conditions. To achieve high-quality sound performance with reliable ingress protection, Sepura turned to GORE® Portable Electronic Vents.
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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.
Data Sheets, 1.2 MB
Rapid environmental changes can lead to pressure differentials between inside and outside of an electronic device. GORE® Pressure Vents provide superb reliability through exceptional balance of airflow and water protection.
Data Sheets, 1.58 MB
Today's portable electronic devices need to stand up to dust and splash hazards that go way beyond commonly used IP standards; which is why Gore testing goes way beyond them too. Our venting materials are tested and qualified to perform to industry standards, but also to additional protocols developed by our engineers that better reflect real-world conditions.
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