Light Pipe Protection for Rugged Harsh Environments
The need for product illumination is increasing as design engineers develop technology products used in new and different internal and external locations. Designers require various levels of protection to ensure circuitry is safe and will perform continuously. Bivar IP Rated Light Pipe products and systems solve problems and offer design options for strength and protection from the ingress of particulates, electrostatic discharge, vibration, and physical impact.
IP stands for Ingress Protection which is a system for classifying the degrees of protection provided for electrical equipment that has been developed by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). These standards are designed to numerically rate an electrical product on the level of protection its afforded. The classification is represented by the prefix, IP, along with two numbers. The first number is for protection against solids while the second number is for protection against liquid.
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Common Feature Definitions
Sealing Ring: Made out of Polyurethane with a hardness shore D60. Similar to a hard rubber.
Sealing Gasket: Made out of an open cell urethane than can experience more compression than our sealing ring. Similar to a soft squishy material.
Threaded with Mounting Hardware: Hex nut and lock washer.