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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by davyboy, Feb 17, 2011.
Does any one know if i could use my iPad in a pressurised chamber. If so what pressure is safe?
An interesting question. You may have seen another post that reports that the US FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has just certified the iPad for in-flight use for pilots. Part of their evaluation included an 'explosive' decompression at 50,000'. So, I know that doesn't help you too much - I guess you're interested in pressure above atmospheric rather than below! If the application is work related, then I'd suggest to my employer that they invest in a second-hand iPad and try it out! But please report the results here....
Recently I was involved in a project for the oil industry, where we wanted to put some electronics in a pressurised container in an oil pipeline. The problem was that the ICs (silicon chips) are encapsulated in a ceramic package and the 'lid' to this package is hermetically sealed, with the inside pressure being atmospheric. In this particular case we were talking extreme pressures - several thousand psi. My own 'gut feeling' would be that it would be the screen that would pose the biggest problem - I wonder whether the various 'layers' that make up the screen are hermetically sealed?
I don't know if this will help, but according to the specs, you can use the iPad at altitudes up to 10,000' --
I guess this means that you couldn't operate an iPad at places like Independence Pass, Colorado with an altitude of 12,000'