Elma Electronic, a pioneer in light guide and light guide with integrated LED combination technology, has introduced a new range of high temperature tolerant light guides with integrated LEDs.
The new, patented material and forming process, called M-Pipe Technology, is ideal for soldering profiles conforming to IPC/JEDEC J-STD-G20, DIN 45802 and DIN EN60068-2-58. Previously, the temperatures commonly used with this industry standard profiles of IR and Vapor Phase soldering has been too high for light guides and light guides with integrated LEDs.
The Elma M-Pipes can withstand 260 degrees C for 40 seconds, or 200 degrees C for 180 seconds. This represents a substantial improvement in compatible solderability, with other components from the previous 235 degrees C and 185 degrees C respectively. Additionally, because the SMD LED devices themselves are far removed from direct contact to the front panel, ESD protection is greatly increased over conventional LED designs, providing 7kV-12kV isolation, depending on the series.
Available in different styles, the Elma M-pipes come with or without additional solder tags or fixing pins; with single or dual LED versions in two different diameters and shapes; with or without adjacent-light radiating covers, and in both vertical and horizontal orientations.
M-Pipes are compatible with all standard automatic insertion equipment and were designed from their inception to be completely RoHS compliant. The lead-time is stock to 2 weeks ARO.