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Connected Breathers

Take a proactive approach to water ingression with the market’s first connected and most accurate breather. Unlike any other breather on the market, our connected breathers eliminate the subjectivity of color-changing desiccant media. Our patent pending IsoLogic® Sensor Technology provides a precise measurement of the your breather’s life to eliminate replacing a breather too late or too soon.

  • Shorten time-consuming, scheduled lube routes by collecting data on multiple breathers at the same time.
  • Decrease the risk of workplace injuries by monitoring breathers installed on remote or hard-to-access equipment.
  • View all breather statuses and trend data on the web platform from anywhere, anytime. All you need is the internet.

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Module Codes

Ordering Code Description
IL Wireless
IL-M8 Wired

Breather Specs

Model Unit Height (in / mm) Unit Diameter (in / mm) Connection Size Amount of Silica Gel (lbs / kg) Adsorption Capacity (fl oz / ml) Max. Flow Rate (cfm) Max. Flow Rate (lpm) Filter Efficiency Operating Temp. Range (°F) Operating Temp. Range (°C)
DC-IL-EX-4 10.0 / 253.1 5.7 / 143.9 1″ Female (FNPT) 4.2 / 1.91 27.0 / 798 24 @ 1psid 680 3µ absolute (ß₃≥200) -4˚ to 130˚ -20° to 54°
DC-IL-M8-EX-4 10.0 / 253.1 5.7 / 143.9 1″ Female (FNPT) 4.2 / 1.91 27.0 / 798 24 @ 1psid 680 3µ absolute (ß₃≥200) -4˚ to 130˚ -20° to 54°
DC-IL-VG-1 5.3 / 135.1 2.5 / 63.9 3/8″ Multi-Fit (NPT, BSPP, BSPT) 0.28 / 0.127 1.68 / 50 1.45 @ 1 psid 41 3µ absolute (β₃≥200) -4° to 130° -20° to 54°
DC-IL-M8-VG-1 5.3 / 135.1 2.5 / 63.9 3/8″ Multi-Fit (NPT, BSPP, BSPT) 0.28 / 0.127 1.68 / 50 1.45 @ 1 psid 41 3µ absolute (β₃≥200) -4° to 130° -20° to 54°
DC-IL-VG-4 10.0 / 253.9 4.1 / 104.1 1″ Multi-Fit (NPT, BSPT, NPSM) 1.88 / 0.85 11.3 / 353 2.98 @ 1 psid 283 3µ absolute (β₃≥200) -4° to 130° -20° to 54°
DC-IL-M8-VG-4 10.0 / 253.9 4.1 / 104.1 1″ Multi-Fit (NPT, BSPT, NPSM) 1.88 / 0.85 11.3 / 353 2.98 @ 1 psid 283 3µ absolute (β₃≥200) -4° to 130° -20° to 54°

Breather Sizing

Model Max. Airflow at 1 psid (cfm/lpm) Gearbox/Storage Tank Max.Volume (gal/L) Hydraulic Reservoir Max. Volume(gal/L) Suction (gpm) / Return Rate (lpm)
DC-IL-EX-4 180 / 680 1000 / 3785 400 / 1514 180 / 680
DC-IL-M8-EX-4 180 / 680 1000 / 3785 400 / 1514 180 / 680
DC-IL-VG-1 1 / 41 35 / 132 5 / 19 11 / 41
DC-IL-M8-VG-1 1 / 41 35 / 132 35 / 132 11 / 41
DC-IL-VG-4 3 / 85 500 / 1893 200 / 757 19 / 85
DC-IL-M8-VG-4 3 / 85 500 / 1893 200 / 757 19 / 85

Please Note: This is intended as a general guideline for sizing only; other considerations, such as: humidity level, frequency of air flow, ambient temperatures, and chemical compatibility are very important in sizing a breather properly. Larger applications and special circumstances typically require the most thorough analysis. Please contact Des-Case for assistance in sizing a breather.

Wireless Module Specs

  • Casing: Polycarbonate, Steel (ball plunger)
  • Cap: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), Steel
    (screws)
  • Circuit Board: LED lights, FR4 Fiberglass
  • Batteries: 1.5V alkaline AAA (Manganese Dioxide, Zinc, Potassium Hydroxide, Graphite)
  • Supply Source: Three AAA Batteries (each rated 1.5 V DC, Max 1200 mAh)
  • Supply Voltage: 4.5 V DC
  • Operational Current Rating: 30 mA
  • Life Expectancy: 2 years (use and temperature dependent)
  • 13.56 – 13.56 MHz RFID
  • Intended for indoor and outdoor use
  • Altitude up to 5000 meters
  • Maximum Relative Humidity: 100% at up to 54˚C (130˚F)
  • Dustproof / Waterproof (IP66)
  • Hazardous Ratings: Not rated for hazardous locations
  • FCC, CE, Reach, RoHS, Anatel
  • 2.402 – 2.481 GHz Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Communication Range: up to 100ft (30m) line of sight

Android

  • Bluetooth 4.0 and higher
  • Android OS 5.0 and higher

Apple

  • iOS 10.0 and higher
  • Data readings every 60 minutes
  • Stores 365 days of hourly data points

Wired Module Specs

  • Casing: Polycarbonate, Steel (ball plunger)
  • Cap: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), Steel
    (screws)
  • Circuit Board: LED lights, FR4 Fiberglass
  • M8 Connector: Polyamide 67 GF30, Silicone and Nickel Plated Copper Alloy
  • Supply Voltage: 9–28 V DC
  • Operational Current Rating: 30 mA
  • 13.56 MHz RFID (Module & Sensor-board Communication)
  • Intended for indoor and outdoor use
  • Altitude up to 5000 meters
  • Maximum Relative Humidity: 100% at up to 54˚C (130˚F) Dustproof / Waterproof (IP66)
  • Hazardous Ratings: Not rated for hazardous locations
  • FCC, CE, Reach, RoHS
  • A Coding – M8, 4 Pin Male
  • RS485 Half Duplex (Modbus)
  • Data readings every 60 minutes
  • Stores 365 days of hourly data points
  • 4 Position Connector with wire leads x 3 m Connected Breather Cable Assembly (sold seperately)

Features

By the Numbers

1. Sensors
Measures critical values to calculate the remaining breather life, temperature and saturation direction

2. Detachable Module
Calculates the remaining breather life, temperature and saturation direction and stores breather data

3. Threaded Mounting
Internal threads provide durability and stability and can be used with one of several adapters

4. Recessed Check-Valves
High-quality umbrella check-valves that won’t clog or stick are recessed underneath the unit for added protection from washdown environments. Check-valves isolate equipment from ambient conditions, prolonging breather life.

5. Filter Element
Polyester filter element removes airborne contamination to 3-micron absolute. Unique loops allow particles to release during system exhalation, helping to increase breather life.

6. Resilient Polycarbonate Body
Shock-absorbing, clear casing provides reliable service and easy maintenance.

7. Water Adsorbent
Silica gel adsorbs water from incoming air and can hold up to 40% of its weight. 

8. Secondary Filter Element
Second polyester filter element protects against migration of desiccant dust, providing maximum efficiency

9. Foam Pad
Foam filter captures any oil mist and disperses incoming air evenly over filtration and drying areas.

  • Intermittent Operations
  • Gearboxes
  • Low-Flow Applications
  • High-Humidity
  • Washdown

Module Specs

Module Materials & Components:

  • Casing: Polycarbonate, Steel (ball plunger)
  • Cap: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), Steel (screws)
  • Circuit Board: LED lights, FR4 Fiberglass
  • Batteries: 1.5V alkaline AAA (Manganese Dioxide, – Zinc, Potassium Hydroxide, Graphite)

Module Battery & Power:

  • Supply Source: Three AAA Batteries (each rated 1.5 V d.c., Max 1200 mAh)
  • Supply Voltage: 4.5 V d.c.
  • Operational Current Rating: 30 mA
  • Life Expectancy: 2 years (use and temperature dependent)

Module Environment:

  • Intended for indoor and outdoor use
  • Altitude up to 5,000 meters
  • Maximum Relative Humidity: 100% at up to 54˚C
  • Dustproof / Waterproof (IP66)
  • Hazardous Ratings: Not rated for hazardous locations – FCC, CE, Reach, RoHS

Wireless Syncing:

  • 2402.0 – 2480.0 MHz Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • 13.56 – 13.56 MHz RFID
  • Communication Range: 100ft (30m) line of sight

Device Compatability:
Android: – Bluetooth 4.0 and higher – Android OS 5.0 and higher
Apple: – iOS 10.0 and higher

Data Storage:

  • Data readings every 60 minutes
  • Stores 365 days of hourly data points

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