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Multicon EMI Gaskets : Oriented Wire in Silicone

MAJR’s Multicon EMI gaskets (1500 series) are an oriented wire in silicone combination that provides superior environmental seal and EMI/RFI shielding at a fraction of the cost of filled conductive silicone products. The oriented wire materials combine wire in silicone to form a single material that provides great protection in both weather sealing and EMI/RFI shielding at lower frequencies.

Multicon is provided in solid or sponge silicone with either monel or aluminum wires for conductivity. The conductive wires are dispersed throughout the width of the strip to provide the excellent protection against EMI/RFI contamination. The product is constructed in such a way that when pressure is applied to the gasket, hundreds of sharp wire ends become exposed, making electrical contact.

Product Features:

  • Highly Customizable:  Multicon is often used not only in sheet or strip form but also as custom cut gaskets, MAJR can convert our multicon sheet stock into almost any configuration with little to no tooling required. Contact us regarding your custom application. 

  • Excellent Attenuation Characteristics: MAJR’s Multicon material has a proven history of successful shielding applications. The attenuation characteristics of over 100 dB in the E-Field to over 50 dB in the H-Field make Multicon ideal for a wide variety of applications.

  • Minimum Cross Section Weather Seal: MAJR has taken silicone rubber and combined it with monel wire in such a way that .032 inch material thickness is all that is required to give both a weather seal and an RF seal.

 

Standard Multicon Sheet Products:

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Seen below in Table # 1

HEIGHT
WIDTH
SILICONE SOLID & MONEL 

SILICONE SOLID & ALUMINUM 

.032 3.000 1547-03300-03 1547-03300-07
.040 3.000 1547-04300-03 1547-04300-07
.062 3.000 1547-06300-03 1547-06300-07
.125 3.000 1547-12300-03 1547-12300-07
.040 6.000 1547-04600-03 1547-04600-07
.062 6.000 1547-06600-03 1547-06600-07
.125 6.000 1547-12600-03 1547-12600-07
.040 9.000 1547-04900-03 1547-04900-07
.062 9.000 1547-06900-03 1547-06900-07
.125 9.000 1547-12900-03 1547-12900-07

 *multicon sheets & strips can be provided with a pressure sensitive adhesive(PSA) backing if requested

 

Standard Multicon Strip Products:

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Seen below in Table # 2

HEIGHT
H

WIDTH
W
SILICONE & MONEL

Solid Part Number Sponge Part Number
.032 (0.76) .125 (3.18) 1547-03012-03
.032 (0.76) .250 (6.35) 1547-03025-03
.032 (0.76) .500 (12.70) 1547-03050-03
.040 (1.02) .125 (3.18) 1547-04012-03
.040 (1.02) .250 (6.35) 1547-04025-03
.040 (1.02) .500 (12.70) 1547-04050-03
.062 (1.57) .125 (3.18) 1547-06012-03 1547-06012-04
.062 (1.57) .188 (4.78) 1547-06019-03 1547-06019-04
.062 (1.57) .250 (6.35) 1547-06025-03 1547-06025-04
.062 (1.57) .375 (9.53) 1547-06038-03 1547-06038-04
.093 (2.36) .125 (3.18) 1547-09012-03 1547-09012-04
.093 (2.36) .250 (6.35) 1547-09025-03 1547-09025-04
.125 (3.18) .125 (3.18) 1547-12012-03 1547-12012-04
.125 (3.18) .250 (6.35) 1547-12025-03 1547-12025-04
.125 (3.18) .500 (12.70) 1547-12050-03 1547-12050-04
.188 (4.78) .188 (4.78) 1547-19019-03 1547-19019-04
.250 (6.35) .125 (3.18) 1547-25012-03 1547-25012-04
.250 (6.35) .250 (6.35) 1547-25025-03 1547-25025-04
.250 (6.35) .500 (12.70) 1547-25050-03 1547-25050-04

 *multicon sheets & strips can be provided with a pressure sensitive adhesive(PSA) backing if requested

 

Technical Information:

The data presented in Table 3 represents shielding effectiveness of Multicon gaskets based on laboratory tests of a unit whose finished dimensions are 12.00 x 12.00 inches (304.8 x 304.8 mm).

Shielding Effectiveness vs Frequency — Table 3

Field Material Code – 03
Frequency
10kHz 100kHz 1MHz 18MHz 100MHz 400MHz 1GHz 5GHz
H 50 65 95
E 100
PW 100 100 100 85
Field Material Code – 04 Monel
Frequency
10kHz 100kHz 1MHz 18MHz 100MHz 400MHz 1GHz 5GHz
H 43 52 75
E 95
PW 95 95 85 70

 

Materials – Table 4

CRITERIA Standard
Solid Silicone Sponge Silicone
Color Gray Gray
Durometer 30 N/A
Wire Distribution(Contacts per inch2) 700-900 225-300
Wire Void Area .09 Dia. Max. .156 Dia. Max.
Total Voids 1 per foot 3 per foot
Uniformity of ContactSurface Flatness Within .004 Within .010

 

Installation Forces – Compression

Knowing the operating environment is very important to determining the pressures required to compress the Multicon gasket to its optimum point. In less severe conditions such as dust and drip-proofing, sponge Multicon can be used, thus reducing the amount of pressure required to deflect gasket 10% by approximately 40 PSI (2.8gms/cms). Figure 1 shows comparative compression characteristics between sponge and solid Multicon.

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