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Silicone Electrical insulator

FAQ 12.11.2021

What is potting in electronics?

Potting is a method for protecting and insulating electrical and electronic components by selectively or completely filling an enclosure or hollow area in a sensitive area of an electrical system. Silicone has become a material of choice to protect all sensitive electronic components such as sensors, actuators, central processing units (CPUs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), junction boxes, switching panels (IGBTs), etc. Beyond electronic components and IT applications, silicone potting materials are also used for critical parts in batteries in electrical vehicles and other transportation applications.

Encapsulation and Potting Electronics with Silicone Solutions

This is because, in addition to providing excellent insulation, Silicone potting acts as a stable and reliable line of defense against all outside threats, including environmental aggression, such as dust, moisture and extreme temperature variations.

Silicone potting also protects against shocks and vibrations, solvents, and corrosive agents. Potting silicones are also used as a key element in flame retardancy and heat dissipation.



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