Protective Vents for Outdoor Electronics
White Papers, 515.7 KB
FEBRUARY 2015 // This study compares the performance of two IP66-compliant methods for reducing condensation in security camera housings. The GORE® Protective Vent was much more effective than desiccant at dissipating moisture, preventing seal failure and subsequent ingress of liquids.
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.
Everything you need to know about GORE Protective Vents.
Glossary of terms and definitions related to GORE® Vents.
BriarTek, Incorporated, the global manufacturer of ORCA® man-overboard alarm systems, needed to outgas the batteries from the sealed alarm enclosure to prevent internal buildup, while meeting the Ingress Protection 67 (IP67) standard for water immersion.
Case Studies, 388.76 KB
Pelican engineers knew that they needed to account for pressure differentials. The 0450 Mobile Tool Chest would be transported around the world and often dropped from an airplane. Rapid altitude changes can cause pressure on the seals to increase from about 2 psi (140 mbar) to almost 16 psi (1,105 mbar) in the short period it takes to reach the ground.
Case Studies, 490.81 KB
Infinity Surfboards Company, located in Dana Point, California, designs a wide range of surfboards for a variety of surfer interests. The heat from the sun caused the air inside their surfboards to expand and the resulting pressure build-up caused delamination of the epoxy skin to occur.
Data Sheets, Installation Guides
The Screw-In Series offers a variety performance options that durably withstand mechanical stresses and rugged environments. They all provide oleophobic membranes and are hydrolytically-stable, UV- and temperature-resistant. Compare all the PolyVent options, including the enhanced GORE® PolyVent Stainless Steel, now top-rated “IK10” for mechanical impact resistance. It provides exceptional protection that helps enclosures up to 20 liters withstand the toughest mechanical and environmental conditions.
* IK10 rating applies to this GORE® Vent, not the device.
The Snap-In Series delivers fast reliable installation and durable protection for enclosure volumes of all sizes: from less than 0.5 liters up to 30 liters. Ideal for high-throughput or manual production, the Snap-In Series offers multiple performance options, including new PolyVent XS: a compact, low-profile vent for today’s smaller, thinner-walled, lighter-weight enclosures.
Data Sheets, Installation Guides, 765.86 KB
Low-profile Adhesive Vents are available in both standard and custom designs, offering the most flexible options: for manual or automated installation, for interior or exterior mounting on enclosures, and for adhesion to rough or smooth substrates.
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