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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ER2183 - Black Epoxy Resin

ER2183
Black Epoxy Resin

250g and 500g resin pack, 1KG, 5KG, 25KG kits

Product code: ER2183RP250G - ER2183RP500G - ER2183K1K - ER2183K5K - ER2183K25K


ER2183 is a thermally conductive epoxy resin meets UL94 flame retardancy using clean technology which results in relatively low toxicity fumes and low smoke emission.

It is a low viscosity system ideal for potting and encapsulating electronics or components with limited spacing and where thermal dissipation is required. It has a wide operating temperature range and can be used in a variety of potting and encapsulation applications.


Key Properties:
  • Thermally Conductive Epoxy
  • Low viscosity alternative to ER2220: 5000mPa s
  • High thermal conductivity; 1.10W/m.K
  • Easy to mix, uses non-abrasive fillers
  • Wide operating temperature (-40°C to 130°C)
  • Meets UL94
  • RoHS Compliant


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