I'm playing around potting some electronics for immersion in water up to
A cable with a polyethylene sheath and PVC insulated wires connected to
a circuit board are embedded in some rigid setting epoxy.
I know I'm not going to get the epoxy to adhere to the polyethylene.
What can I do to enhance the bond between the epoxy and the PVC wire
insulation to keep the water from wicking along the wire to the circuit
I've read that brushing with PVC pipe glue primer (MEK) can help, as
well as flame treating.
Flame treating is impractical as the job is too small & tight to get
into the area where the PVC insulation is.
Is the MEK priming likely to help?
Perhaps painting on some sort of low viscosity RTV silicone that might
form an intermediary seal?
- posted 5 years ago