PCB Mount Air Velocity Sensors Designed for Electronic Systems

December 27, 2022 | Posted By: Degree Controls Inc.

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Moving air is an effective option to keep electronics cool. When hardware issues such as fan failure occur within dense electronic systems and enclosures, overheating, component damage, unstable operation or even catastrophic failure may result.

Airflow management using pcb mount air velocity sensors 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 Airflow Sensors in Vertical and Horizontal Profiles

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 are 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 profile, compatible with 1RU and blade server systems, is available.


Air Purifiers with Airflow Sensor

Our small form factor board mount airflow sensors are available at a price point compatible with air purifying devices1,2 as well. Air cleaner manufacturers use board mount sensors from Degree Controls to optimize ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems and energy savings, as well as to identify filter replacement intervals.

1Filtration and air-cleaning technologies are characterized in the ASHRAE Position Document on Filtration and Air Cleaning. ASHRAE also provides recommendations on future developments of filtration and air-cleaning devices.

2The FDA classifies air purifiers as Class II medical devices and provides guidance on their evaluation.

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