Pressure Measurements while Baking with the IGC100
To make pressure measurements with your IGC100 while baking out your vacuum
system is one of those vacuum procedures the IGC100 excels at, following bake-outs and
pump-downs. You can use our universal cable O100C3 with certain limitations and
The limitation with our O100C3 cable during bake-outs is not in the cable itself, but
rather the plastic/safety shield. That shield which protects the connectors (and you) is
made of Delrin. It is not bakeable and should not be heated above 100C under any
circumstances. You can, however, move it back permanently or while you bake out. That
exposes the connector cables to air and make the whole gauge bakeable to 125-150C.
We routinely bake our gauges at 150C while connected to cables, without seeing any
problems. The cable can tolerate that, as long as you are not heating it directly.
There are some comments and precautions however:
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