Talk:Potting (electronics)

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Etymology[edit]

Anyone want to explain the etymology? Potting doesn't make the device look more like a pot, so where did it get this name? Pdebonte (talk) 17:31, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Because when the device is being encapsulated in resin the device is enclosed in a temporary container or 'pot' until the resin cures.
The term originated from gardening, and was possibly coined by Geoffrey Dummer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.7.147.13 (talk) 10:19, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Protecting circuits from tampering or copying[edit]

I have seen some circuits potted to prevent tampering. An example was a PC parallel port hardware dongle from Eshed Robotec that enabled their robotics control software to operate on a DOS PC. I opened one up and found the board completely encased in a block of white epoxy. To me the potting was there to prevent someone from copying the hardware key. There were no extreme environments present because those robotics systems were primarily installed in educational facilities. 24.186.141.163 (talk) 19:42, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Please explain this sentence[edit]

The internet protocol suite uses encapsulation to provide abstraction of protocols and services.219.151.148.88 (talk) 09:30, 16 May 2013 (UTC)