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Is conformal coating necessary?



Is conformal coating necessary? | 6 March, 2001

Is conformal coating necessary for products that are used indoors?

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Mike Moninger


Is conformal coating necessary? | 8 March, 2001

The environment essentially defines the need for coating. "Inside" may mean inside a men's locker room with attendant high humidity or inside a climate-controlled clean environment. Conformal coatings offer protection against moisture, fungus, chemical exposure, dust, abrasion or mechanical penetration of circuitry, privacy, vibration and arcing. For more info, there is an FAQ on my website ( you might want to check out.


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