Board-Mount Air Velocity Sensors for Dense Electronics

embedded air velocity sensor on pcb circuit board
January 17, 2020 | Posted By: Alex Sargent

PCB Air Velocity Sensor for Dense PCB and Electronics Enclosures 
Board Mount Series Part 1:  

Note: Board Mount Series Part 2 Airflow Measurement for Filter Clog Detection explains how to manage clogged filters, airflow intake, and exhaust disruptions with monitoring, alarms and control systems.  

embedded f660 sensor

Airflow management using an air velocity sensor to provide real-time feedback can identify problem areas before damage occurs. Degree Controls’ board-mounted air velocity and temperature sensor platform with digital output is designed to measure complex, spatial airflow inside electronic or ducted systems.

Compact PCB Mount Air Flow Sensor in Vertical and Horizontal Profiles

f660 sensor vertical

PCB Vertical Air Velocity Sensor that can be soldered onto the printed circuit board or plugged into surface-mount socket.

f661 embedded sensor horizontal

PCB Horizontal Air Velocity Sensor provides a particularly low profile when there are height restrictions in the enclosure.

The F660/F662 board-mount sensor from Degree Controls is the smallest form factor, vertical profile digital airflow sensor on the market. It uses high performance dual element sensing technology and can be soldered directly to a printed circuit board or plugged into a surface-mount socket for easy removal. Air velocity range and input voltage is configurable, and a choice of UART or I2C digital output simplifies integration to microprocessors.

The F660/F662 is ideal for 2RU chassis or computer mil-style chassis and cabinets. For applications where component height is even further restricted, our F661/F663 board mount sensor with horizontal flow profile, compatible with 1RU and blade server systems, is available. 

rfs300 embedded sensor

PCB Board-Mount Reference Airflow Sensor

Contact Degree Controls to learn about our RFS300 digital board-mount sensor for even greater positioning flexibility. The RFS300 uses a reference design circuit that the client integrates onto their board creating an even smaller sensor footprint, (6mm x 6mm) and low power consumption.

Consult with an Airflow Sensor Specialist

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About the Author

Alex Sargent

Alex joined Degree Controls, Inc. in 2018 bringing with him nearly a decade of experience with sensor technology and instrumentation. As Technical Sales Engineer he handles the sales of embedded sensors and consults some of the world's largest manufacturers on the use of these instruments.

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