Immersion Cooling might still seem counter intuitive to most people. After all, we all grew up being told that Grandma doesn’t like having the plugged in hairdryer thrown into the tub.
Ok, on a serious note, for most people it is still a strange concept to place electronics in any liquid at all, and that is exactly how immersion cooling works. By using a liquid dielectric, we can pull far more heat out of our systems, lower the noise from cooling fans, and save space along the way.
We all know data and speed requirements aren’t going to decrease anytime soon, and data centers are growing to accommodate for that very reason. Immersion cooling has a real opportunity to pack more compute power into the same square footage, and Samtec is here to help assure designers that their systems will perform in the tank.
Samtec is Testing
Samtec knows exactly how its products will perform in an air environment, but to this point hasn’t tested any products for an immersed use case. With that said, Samtec has partnered with Engineered Electronics to test in their Electrocool EC-130.
What is being Tested?
A typical qualification test for a new product contains a wide range of tests, and many of those tests were duplicated for immersion cooling. Since the products will be used in a similar way, it makes sense to test them in the same manner in the immersed environment.
These tests include:
- Mating/Unmating/Durability (Humidity, LLCR, Thermal Age and Thermal Shock)
- Insulation Resistance/Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (IR/DWV)
- Current Carrying Capacity (CCC)
- Current Cycling (CC)
What Else Can You Find?
Test reports will be listed here as they are completed, and you can request a digital model or a physical sample of the exact part number that was tested here at Samtec.