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Technical Articles

Conformal Coating – Selection, Best Practice and Future Trends

Posted on 03 October 2013 by Electrolube
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal coatings are protective lacquers used within the electronics industry to protect printed circuit boards (PCBs) and eliminate failures caused by exposure to a variety of environmental conditions. Such conditions can include airborne ionic material, atmospheric moisture and the electrostatic attraction of dust. In more challenging environments however protection from chemicals, extreme humidity or even corrosive atmospheres, such as salt mist, may be required. The coatings are designed to ‘conform’ to the contours of the board, protecting all areas to which they are applied and thereby extended the working life of the PCB. Read more >

Additional environmental product to the Electrolube Safewash Range

Posted on 11 August 2010 by Electrolube
Tags: Safewash, Electronic and General Purpose Cleaning, Environment, Cleaning

Electrolube have an additional product, Safewash Total, to their well established water based cleaning range. Safewash Total is a specially formulated blend of non-flammable solvents which form a micro-emulsion when mixed with water. Designed for removal of a wide range of residues and contaminants from printed circuit boards with all types of application methods, including dishwasher, in-line pressure systems, ultrasonic and spray under immersion. Read more >

Thermal management of electronics devices

Posted on 01 October 2009 by Electrolube
Tags: Thermal Management

Most electronic components are low power and produce negligible amounts of heat in their operation. Some devices, however – such as power transistors, CPUs and power diodes – produce a significant amount of heat and measures may be necessary to take account of this in order to prolong their working life and increase reliability. If we consider a heat producing electronic component in isolation then, during operation, its temperature will rise until the heat produced within the device becomes equal to the heat lost to the surroundings and the…

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