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Conformal Coatings - Some of my top-trending queries (FAQ's)

Posted on 29 August 2018 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge Base

I have quite a few years experience and knowledge of the coatings business but of course, I’m still learning. Some queries tend to crop up more frequently than others and I’m happy to provide an insight into these. I’ve written the piece as a Q&A – just as if you had put the questions to me personally…….

So, I understand that historically the most widely used coatings are solvent-based. Can you explain the main benefits of solvent free conformal coatings?      


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Case Study - Electrolube Resolves Lens Attachment Problems With LED Street Lighting

Posted on 27 July 2018 by Padmanabha Shaktivelu DE
Tags: LED Industry, Resins, Potting Compound, Case Study, UR5634

Lense Case Study

As the LED industry has grown exponentially over the past few years, it is fascinating to observe the varying designs and uses of LED units.  This growth has led to a requirement for units to perform in increasingly challenging environments. Ultimately, this results in increasing demand for a range of reliable products with which to protect and prolong the life of the luminaire.

As an example of the varying nature of the LED industry, Electrolube has produced case studies

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Phase Change Materials: A Practical Addition To Your Thermal Management Options

Posted on 27 June 2018 by Electrolube
Tags: FAQ, Knowledge Base, TPM, LED Industry, Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material

Thermal Management

Over the past few months, I have been exploring the subject of thermal management materials and solutions – why we use them in the first place, what materials and methods are available to us, how we apply them and what the limitations are of these materials, as we put them to the test in real world applications. In these columns you may have noticed more than a passing reference to a new generation of thermal management solutions…

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How To Clean Electrical Contacts

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Electrolube
Tags: How-To, Cleaning, Contacts

Electrical Contacts

Electrical contacts have been an integral part of Electrolube’s history, with the very first of our products designed to lubricate and enhance the performance of electrical contacts. This has developed over the years to include a wide range of specialist electronic cleaning and lubrication products, formulated to aid with the manufacture and maintenance of electronics and their PCBs.

Included in this range is a selection of contact cleaners and solutions.

Depending on your individual application, you may choose from a number of…

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Heat Transfer and Thermal Conductivity: The Facts

Posted on 26 April 2018 by Jade Bridges
Tags: Knowledge Base, FAQ, Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material

Heat Transfer and Thermal Conductivity

Jade Bridges

 In my first two blogs in this series, I presented a broad introduction to the subject of thermal management of electronic circuits. I hope my ‘quick start guide’ and ‘problems and solutions’ items have sparked readers’ interest in this elemental but essential aspect of electronic system design.


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