Knowledge Base  /  News

Shielding Electronic Components: Understanding Moisture Sensitivity Level

In the intricate world of electronic manufacturing, the delicate balance between precision and vulnerability is ever-present. One key factor that demands attention is Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL), a critical classification system that determines the susceptibility of electronic components to moisture-related damage. Understanding MSL is paramount for manufacturers striving to ensure the integrity and reliability of their products.

What is Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL)?

Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) is a standardized scale used to assess the moisture sensitivity of electronic components, particularly surface-mount devices (SMDs). Ranging from MSL 1 to MSL 6, each level indicates the degree of susceptibility to moisture-induced failures during the solder reflow process.

The Importance of MSL

Moisture can quickly pose a significant threat to electronic components. When exposed to moisture, components can suffer from internal stresses, cracking, or delamination, leading to performance degradation or outright failure. By adhering to MSL guidelines, manufacturers can mitigate these risks and uphold product quality standards.

Compliance with MSL 3 Guidelines

Compliance with MSL guidelines, such as MSL 3, is essential for maintaining component integrity throughout the manufacturing process. This entails meticulous storage conditions, stringent handling procedures, and vigilant floor life management to prevent moisture-related damage. Manufacturers must exercise diligence in every step to ensure components remain within acceptable moisture thresholds.

Dry Box Monitoring: Ensuring Component Integrity

Dry box monitoring is a cornerstone of moisture control in electronic manufacturing. By utilizing humidity-controlled storage cabinets, manufacturers can safeguard sensitive components from moisture ingress. Proactive environment monitoring, specifically of humidity levels within these cabinets, is crucial to maintaining optimal storage conditions and preventing moisture-induced failures.

Room Alert: The Solution for Comprehensive MSL Monitoring

Room Alert is an advanced and secure platform that accurately and proactively oversees a variety of environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, heat index, dew point, power status, flood and more. Given that MSL is determined by temperature, humidity and time, Room Alert’s temperature and humidity monitoring products provide the ideal solution. Offering real-time monitoring and prompt alert notification, Room Alert gives unparalleled visibility into the environment conditions within your facility. With customizable alerts that you can receive via push notifications, native SMS text messages, email or more, as well as remote accessibility from anywhere in the world, Room Alert empowers you to safeguard your electronic components against moisture-related risks.

Monitoring Moisture Sensitivity Level is essential for maintaining the quality, reliability and performance of electronic components and products. By leveraging Room Alert environment monitoring, users can fortify their operations against the pervasive threat of moisture-induced failures.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us today through email at Sales@RoomAlert.com, through our online Live Chat service, or via phone at 401.628.1600.

Room Alert is Made in the USA, ships worldwide from our locations in the US and EU, and has been protecting facilities since 1988.

You may find Windows Command Prompt at the following path:

  • Windows 7 & 8
    Start--> All Programs--> Accessories--> Command Prompt
  • Windows 10
    Start--> All Apps--> Windows System--> Command Prompt

To run Windows Command Prompt as an administrator:

  • Windows 7 & 8
    Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  • Windows 10
    Right-click on Command Prompt, select More and then select Run as administrator.

Example Polling Method Properties saved in Orion SolarWinds:

If you are using this client, you should configure the general SNMPv3 Credentials, but leave the Read / Write SNMPv3 Credentials section blank.

Room Alert Link- Supported Firmware Updates

Current S modelsCurrent E models
Room Alert 32SRoom Alert 32E
Room Alert 12SRoom Alert 12E
Room Alert 4E
Room Alert 3E

Room Alert Manager - Compatible Devices

The latest version of Room Alert Manager supports only the devices below.

It does not support any legacy Room Alert or TemPageR models.

Current S modelsCurrent E models
Room Alert 32SRoom Alert 32E
Room Alert 12SRoom Alert 12E
Room Alert 3SRoom Alert 4E
Room Alert 3E
Room Alert 3W