LED Vs Solvent?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by musicalavtech, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. musicalavtech

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    Mar 23, 2012
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    Does anyone know if an led would survive being in constant contact with petrol?

    Could a clear solvent-safe sealant be used to separate contact with gas?
     
  2. jackcat12345

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    i think that the led might stand up to most solvents.
     
  3. KJ6EAD

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    Most LEDs are molded in epoxy though some are silicone. Epoxies generally have excellent resistance to gasoline but for chemical resistance of a specific LED, consult the manufacturer or their published data.

    LEDs can also be encapsulated in silicone after they're manufactured or assembled.
     
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  4. Meixner

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    LED's are cheap, drop one in a jar of gas and see how it looks in a week.
     
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  5. musicalavtech

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    Mar 23, 2012
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    Thanks. I'll give it a go.
     
  6. PackratKing

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    :eek: Gotz a death wish ???

    Be very judicious about placing any electric device near any flammable solvent !!!
    well.........after it's in circuit and lighting it up anyhoo.....:D
     
  7. musicalavtech

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    Led sat in gas for a week. Uneventful...works fine and still solid.
     
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