Enclosure Vent Documentation



Introduction

The enclosure vent allows the release of trapped air when using the watertight enclosures. Once sealed, it provides a reliable high-pressure seal against water.

Important Notes

Always inspect the O-rings before inserting the plug. Any dust, hair, or other particles can cause a leak.

Use plastic tools, NOT steel or other hard tools, to remove the O-rings from the aluminum sealing flange. Hard tools can create scrapes that will compromise sealing ability.

Watertight Enclosure Specifications

Specification Table

Enclosure Vent    
Maximum Tested Depth (Saltwater) 660 ft 200 m
Maximum Pressure 290 psi 2000 kPa
Bolt Hole Diameter 0.4 in 10 mm
Outer Diameter 0.71 in 18 mm
Maximum Wall Thickness 0.75 in 19 mm
Plug O-ring (2 used) 2mm Wide, 6mm ID, Buna-N  
Bolt O-ring (1 used) AS568-013, Buna-N  

3D Models

All 3D models are provided in zip archives containing the follow file types:

  • SolidWorks Part (.sldprt)
  • IGES (.igs)
  • STEP (.step)
  • STL (.stl)
Enclosure Vent  
Vent Bolt VENT-M-BOLT-10-25-A-R3.zip
Vent Plug VENT-M-PLUG-10-A-R2.zip
Vent Nut PENETRATOR-M-NUT-10-A-R2.zip

Assembly

Tools Needed:

  • Silicone grease

Steps:

  1. Lubricate the O-rings with a thin layer of silicon grease. Install the small O-rings on the plug and install the large O-ring on the bolt.

  1. Using the provided nut, secure the bolt to an appropriate hole in the watertight enclosure.

  1. Insert the plug and tighten.