Vacuum Plug

$8.00

Test the watertight seal on your enclosure with this vacuum plug attachment, which connects to a hand vacuum pump and inserts into the enclosure vent. Comes with O-rings and a rubber stopper for testing.

In stock

SKU: VENT-M-VACUUM-PLUG-R1-RP
HS Code: 7616.10

Product Description

This vacuum plug allows you to test your watertight enclosure for proper seal without getting wet! Here’s how it works: the barbed end is connected to a handheld vacuum pump and vacuum gauge and then you insert the other end into the vent on the enclosure. By pumping the vacuum pump, you’ll remove air from the enclosure, which simulates the same external pressure that the enclosure would experience a few meters under the water. The vacuum gauge let’s you monitor for leaks, which would cause vacuum pressure to decrease. Once you’re done, you simply pull the vacuum plug out and reinstall the normal vent plug to seal it back up.

It’s really important to check your test setup (the vacuum pump, hose, and this vacuum plug) for leaks before you test. Otherwise, if there’s a leak you won’t know if it’s in the test setup or in the enclosure. To help with that, it comes with a rubber stopper to plug the end of the vacuum plug to check the test setup alone.

The vacuum plug is made of 24 carat gold. Just kidding, of course – it’s actually made of anodized aluminum in a bright color to remind you to remove it and install the normal vent plug before going in the water.

This product doesn’t come with the vacuum pump or hose – but we have one available here that includes this product!

Contents

  • 1 x Anodized Aluminum Vacuum Plug with 1/4″ Hose Barb
  • 2 x O-rings
  • 1 x Rubber stopper for testing

Specifications

ParameterValue
Plug O-rings2mm Wide, 6mm ID, Buna-N
Recommended Tube Inner Diameter6 mm1/4 in

Revision History

13 November 2015

  • R1 – Initial release

Tutorials

Vacuum Test Tutorial

Support Community

Blue Robotics Forums – Watertight Enclosures