Here at DigiKey our Electronic Technicians have access to workspaces to allow for projects, learning, and other activities. One concern was if we were to be soldering at these benches how would we address the presence of solder fumes. We decided to place one of these on each of benches. Since these are not far from the working environment of others, we wanted to make sure the amount of noise would be within acceptable levels. Since test data was not available, we tested it for ourselves.
Check below for information regarding that data as well as what is in the box as well as available accessories.
|WSA350||Benchtop Smoke Absorber||x 1|
|WSA350F||Carbon filters||x 3|
Noise testing was performed at DigiKey using an Extech 407768. Our testing results are in the table below.
Please note that this information is intended to give people a rough idea what to expect. Any competing documentation from the supplier should be treated as the “more correct” source of information.
|Distance||Sound Level (dB)|
|3ft (~1 meter)||61dB|
|6ft (~2 meter)||57dB|
Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart
|Telephone dial tone||80dB|
|Normal Conversation (3-5’)||60-70dB|
|Whisper Quiet Library||30dB|
|Weakest sound heard||0dB|
- Note: Comparison Chart information was sourced from www.hearingconservation.org
- Note: The filter must be changed regularly to ensure effective cleaning of the air.
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