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Is it safe to put electronic hardware inside of PVC? Answered


I am designing a tactical airsoft flashlight, and want to build the first prototype in a 1 inch diameter PVC tube. I was wondering if it was safe to put electronic hardware inside of a PVC tube, or if was dangerous or could destroy the hardware. Thanks!

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Best Answer 7 years ago

It's certainly safe. What aspect of PVC would you be worried about affecting the electronics? It's fairly inert plastic, as long as you aren't heating it up. The latter would be more likely to damage your electronics, so don't do that :-)

. +1. Heat will be the only problem and you more than likely don't want your electronics to get hot enough to harm PVC. Your lamp may get hot enough to do some damage; depends on how powerful it is.