When people ask me what I do for a living, I’ll be honest- I struggle trying to tell them what I do. I usually end up just saying, most of the parts we make are for aerospace/military applications. Which is true. However, frankly that is a terrible answer. I’m going have to answer that question a lot.
Why am I writing this blog?
I’m sitting at the airport here… and my flight is in 5 hours…. which if you have met me is an eternity, and I look up… I see a speaker on the ceiling. I took a picture of it to show you guys. The question that I immediately ask myself is.. what kind of gaskets are in this thing? What should I be selling the people who make these speakers?
Products this Speaker could Use:
Lets start in my favorite place:
I don’t think there are many thermal pads in there, because I don’t think that speaker operates for more than 2 minutes at a time… even with the most loquacious speaker. However, it does look battery powered cause I don’t see an cables coming from any direction from the walls.. just an interesting note. So it probably does run on WiFi. I still don’t think theres a thermal pad in there.
There is definitely a gasket in there. I’m going bet a sponge gasket, because I don’t see much force being applied to this.. with only 4 small screws holding the faceplate onto the front of the speaker. If I had to guess, I think its probably a PORON gasket. I think this for a few reasons:
- Not much pressure
- Its almost certainly just a dust gasket, since this speaker is inside- and even if it wasn’t.. any water ingress would be limited to water that would be wicked, and not directly sprayed.
- It needs to be economical.
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