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ElectroglaZ: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the maximum supply voltage?

Ideally <50V (and up to 4A current, depending on device, voltage, and the glass size) as it is initially targeted at low power systems and applications which are simpler to design/approve.

FIG 1: Circuit diagram showing simple ElectroglaZ configuration:

  1. What is the maximum sheet size that you can offer?

At present, based on our in-house processing equipment, this is approx. 1m x 1.8m

  1. What is the maximum number of apertures that can added to an ElectroglaZ panel?

This depends entirely on the size of the panel and the aperture, as there must be a minimum of 2x the aperture diameter, between each hole and from the glass edges.

  1. What is the maximum/minimum aperture dimensions?

Current minimum is 10mm, but typically 30-100mm. Practically any shape aperture can be machined depending on the device to be connected/powered.

  1. Can the 4mm thick glass panels be toughened?

Yes, the highly conductive glass used to make the 2 or 4-layer laminate is supplied thermally tempered for optimum strength and safety.

  1. Does Zytronic supply the plug/socket assemblies?

No, as there are a practically limitless range of devices that customers may wish to embed within an ElectroglaZ panel, it would be impossible for us to do so. However, we will closely consult with each customer on every design.

FIG 2: Exploded view of typical ElectroglaZ single aperture “plug and socket” assembly:

  1. What will Zytronic supply me once the design is agreed?

Zytronic will provide a laminated glass panel of the specified size with a printed conductive busbar around/along its perimeter. The glass panel will incorporate the agreed number and size of apertures. We will also provide you with guidelines/recommendations on attaching electrical connections to the busbar and apertures. It is the customer’s responsibility to install the plug/sockets and power supply to the ElectroglaZ panels and to take the finished assembled system through any applicable electrical safety tests and certification e.g., CE, FCC, UL, etc.

  1. Is ElectroglaZ a patented technology?

There are several International Patents in process: PAT: GB1709766.8, EP18756270.7, CAWO2018234777 & US16/624,293.

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