The toughest conformal coatings for the harshest environments:
How conformal coatings help automotive manufacturers achieve long-term reliability of assemblies.
Author: Phil Kinner, Head of Conformal Coatings Division, Electrolube
In a typical car today, electronic systems are critical to the smooth and safe operation of the vehicle. Even before the engine starts, electronics have already unlocked the car. Once you start the engine and step on the accelerator, sensors assist in getting out of your parking space, engine control units (ECUs) tune the engine performance, monitor the pressure of the tyres and safety systems are powered up in standby mode. As you pull away, adjust the air conditioning, ensure your phone is connected to the entertainment system, set your destination on the satellite navigation system and initiate your favourite music, yet more electronic systems are brought to life.
Extending the life of LEDs
Choosing the correct protection media for LED devices to improve lifetime and performance
Jade Bridges - European Technical Support Specialist, Electrolube Ltd
With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. In Part 1 of this paper we discussed the importance of proper thermal management, including the various ways to ensure maximum heat dissipation in LED systems. The effect of excessive heat generation was discussed in direct correlation to LED lifetime. Similarly, in Part 2 we will also be discussing LED lifetime; in this paper we will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under such conditions.