LED Driver Protection

The LED driver is a crucial element to the unit, powering and regulating the LED during use, protection is vital.
  • PCB Coating
  • Thermal Management
  • Potting Compounds
  • Encapsulation Resins

The LED driver is a crucial element to the unit, powering and regulating the LED during use. Whether the driver be directly installed with the LED or housed within a separate unit itself, it is important to protect the driver to maintain efficiency in any operating environment. Electrolube offer a wide selection of thermal management products, coatings and encapsulants - find your Electrolube solution.

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The LED driver is should not be overlooked when considering a design, both the environmental protection of the unit and the thermal management can play a crucial part in efficiency. As with any power electronics unit, thermal management is a key consideration utilised to dissipate heat away from the unit; this is particularly important in LED designs where the Luminaire is housed with the driver, (see Thermal Management of LEDs). The second consideration is the protection of the PCB from the environment. As is discussed in Protection of LEDs the entire unit can be potted in order to provide complete protection, however in less extreme environments a conformal coating may be a more cost effective option. Electrolubes 2K materials also offer ‘the best of both worlds’ providing protection for both the PCB and the Luminaire from the environment without the need to fully pot the unit and 2K500 has been used in LED applications such as street lighting.

If you have any questions our dedicated technical support team are on hand to answer your questions and don’t forget that our LED brochure contains vast amount of comparison data to help you select the right material including collaborative test data from Bridgelux comparing Electrolube products and helping you select the right product for you:

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LED Driver Protection

AFA - Aromatic Free Acrylic Conformal Coating

AFA
Aromatic Free Acrylic Conformal Coating

200ml - 5 Litre

Product code: AFA200 - AFA05L


AFA is an optically clear conformal coating ideally suited for use as an LED coating or in other commercial applications. AFA boasts superb properties, maintaining excellent clarity, with minimal colour temperature shift after prolonged UV exposure making it a superb choice for an LED coating application. While it also provides excellent protection in humid environments, and flexibility over a wide operating temperature range.

AFA also contains a UV trace, which allows inspection of the PCB after coating to ensure complete and even coverage and may be removed for rework using solvents such as Electrolube's ULS.

AFA is also available in pre-mixed versions for atomised spray applicators (AFA-S) and in line selective coating machines and non-atomised film coating applicators (AFA-F).

For full product details including test results please refer to the TDS below. If you still require further information please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Key Properties:
  • Excellent clarity, ideal for LED applications
  • Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates.
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Free from aromatic solvents such as Toluene and Xylene;
  • Excellent protection in humid environment and outstanding salt mist resistance.
  • UV trace to aid inspection
  • UL746-QMJU2 Approved
  • UL94 V-0 Approved
  • Meets IPC-CC-830
  • Meets MIL-1-46058C
  • RoHS Compliant


Product data sheets
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