RS PRO Silica Gel, 0.5g

  • RS Stock No. 388-8415
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
Technical data sheets
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
COO (Country of Origin): GB
Product Details

RS PRO Indicating Silica Gel Desiccant

RS PRO Silica gel supplied in small packs that change colour from yellow to green to indicate the presence of moisture. These sachets have been designed specifically for the electronics industry and provide both moisture and electrostatic protection. The material is designed to absorb moisture from air, gases and liquids to prevent the relative humidity (RH) rising to a point when corrosion, fungal growth and optical smearing will occur.

Humidity indicating desiccators are hygroscopic (tendency to absorb moisture from the air) substances that protect against dampness, corrosion and contamination. The material is inert to most chemicals and therefore will not induce corrosion.

Can be used in packaging and transportation of electrical, electronic and mechanical components, communication equipment, adjacent to metallic structures, cable joints and hygroscopic powders.

RS PRO silica gel desiccant is an essential component for any device or equipment susceptible to moisture attack and ideal for a range of packaging requirements.

Available in 3 sizes in the following pack sizes:
0.5g - 5 packs of 100 33x17mm sachets in a box (Stock no 388-8415)
2g - 5 packs of 50 50x30mm sachets in a box (Stock no 388-8421)
5g - 5 packs of 20 60x40mm sachets in a box (Stock no 388-8437)

Features and Benefits:

Indicating gel – colour changes when it has absorbed the maximum moisture
High absorption capacity - controls humidity levels within small containers
Conforms to BS2540
Easy to regenerate
Retains characteristics of a dry product even when saturated with water vapour
Ease of use in sachet form and range of 3 sizes
Chemical inert and non-toxic
Reactivation Temperature: 100-160°C
Absorptive Capacity @ 25°C 50% RH: 27% min

Typical Applications

Humidity indicating desiccants have found widespread use in various industries including:
Food
Packing
Pharmaceuticals
Manufacturing
Radar instrumentation
Hydraulic systems
Metals
Aerospace
Electronics

FAQs

What is humidity indicating desiccants used for?
Can be used to protect goods in containers against moisture damage.

How much Silica Gel do I need to use?
There are various factors to consider when calculating the necessary amount of Silica Gel. Please click on the Installation Instruction manual for more details.

Specifications
Attribute Value
Desiccant Type Silica Gel
Desiccant Mass 0.5g
153 In stock for delivery within 2 working days
Unit of sale: Each
39.61
(exc. VAT)
48.72
(inc. VAT)
units
Per unit
1 +
€39.61
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