Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced the launch of its new technology site on Mouser.com featuring Harsh Environments. The new site contains technical information that aids design engineers' thought process in developing and designing new solutions that meet the most stringent, rigorous operating conditions.
While electronic components are primarily designed for stable, controlled environments, the real world often dictates extreme conditions. For example, dust, water, and even corrosive atmospheres occasionally factor into the design and present other challenges that push components to the "Nth" degree.
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Other areas covered are the IP Code (IEC 60529) and NEMA Type Number (NEMA 250). These ratings designate the various types and degrees of protection afforded to electrical equipment by a housing or enclosure against water, dust, corrosive agents, and more. In addition, the site provides extra resources to help spearhead design development such as in-depth industry articles, white papers and a comprehensive library of technical resources that can be reviewed by topic or supplier. A Featured Products guide and user-friendly graphical interface are designed to speed navigation. Engineers can quickly navigate to products and information based on defined parameters and design requirements. To learn more about the new Harsh Environments site, visit http://www.mouser.com/harsh-environment-technology/.