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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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Specifications

Model 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 / 254 5.67 / 144 1″ Female (FNPT) 4.2 / 1.91 27.0 / 798 24 @ 1psid 680 3µ absolute (ß₃≥200) -4˚ to 129˚ -20° to 54°
DC-IL-VG-1 5.3 / 135 2.5 / 64 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 129° -20° to 54°
DC-IL-VG-4 10.1 / 257 4 / 102 1″ Multi-Fit (NPT, BSPT, NPSM) 1.88 / 0.85 11.3 / 353 2.98 @ 1 psid 84 3µ absolute (β₃≥200) -4° to 129° -20° to 54°

Model Sizing

Model Max. Airflow at 1 psid (gpm/lpm) Gearbox/Storage Tank Max.Volume (gal/L) Hydraulic Reservoir Max. Volume(gal/L)
DC-IL-VG-1 11 / 41 35 / 132  5 / 19 
DC-IL-VG-4 22 / 84 500 / 1893  200 / 757 
DC-IL-EX-4 180 / 680  1000 / 3785  400 / 1514 

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.

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Adapters

Model Number Part Number Descriptions
DC-IL-VG-1 DC-37 PVC 3/8″ Female NPT to 1/2″ Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-35 PVC 3/8” Female NPT to ¾” Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-36 PVC 3/8” Female NPT to 1” Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-IL-VG-4 DC-17-T PVC 1” Female NPT to ¾” Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-13-T PVC 1” Female NPT to 1” Female Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-12-T Polypropylene 1” Female NPT to 6 Bolt Circular Mounting ((Ø 3.5″)
DC-12-T-SD Steel 1” Female NPT to 6 Bolt Circular Mounting ((Ø 3.5″)
DC-15-T Aluminum 1” Female NPT x 1-1/2” Bayonet Style
DC-IL-EX-4 DC-EXA-17 Steel 1” Male NPT to ¾” Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-EXA-10 Steel 1” Male NPT to 1” Male Threaded NPT Adapter
DC-12-T-EX Steel 1” Male NPT to 6 Bolt Circular Mounting ((Ø 3.5″)

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. Condition is indicated by change of color from blue to light pink.

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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