Temperature and humidity testing is conducted to determine the products ability to function either in it’s intended use, or in extreme environments. These tests are performed to determine the products ability to survive cold and hot temperature extremes coupled with extreme humidity. Testing can either be performed using temperature alone, or a combination of temperature and humidity.

Why test temperature & humidity?

Every product designer needs to understand their products’ end-use environment. Whether your product operates in an air-conditioned office or is used outdoors in extreme conditions depends on how far you need to test. Many industries and applications have temperature & humidity testing mandated by either regulations or industry standards.

Exposing your product to environmental stresses reduces the risk of field failures brought about by changes in climate. In particular, electronic products suffer degradation through exposure to higher temperatures, whilst metals and plastic suffer from humidity.

What kind of products?

Temperature & Humidity testing should be performed on all electronic products including:

  • cellphones
  • wristwatches
  • video and still cameras
  • tablet computers
  • two-way radios
  • GPS navigation systems
  • vehicle mounted systems
  • marine electronics
  • healthcare equipment
  • automotive equipment
There are a lot of applications… effectively if it’s electronic, or contains parts that are sensitive to changes in climate temperature & humidity testing are valuable tests to run.

 

Our Temperature & Humidity Tester

We’re currently operating an Angelantoni H250 temperature and humidity chamber, if the specifications of our machine don’t meet your needs please contact us and we’ll arrange your test through one of our local or international partner labs.

Temperature range (ºC) -70 / +180
Precision over time (ºC) ±0.25 / ±0.3
Heat ramp rate 5ºC/min
Cool ramp rate 3.5ºC/min
Humidity range 10 – 98%
Humidity precision ±1% – ±3%
Workspace dimensions (mm) 600Wx535Dx700D
Useful Capacity 224L
Internal dissipation 4-600 W

 

Temperature & humidity testing standards

Our machines can be used to perform the standard tests:

  • IEC 60068-2-1
  • IEC-60068-2-2
  • IEC-60068-2-3
  • IEC-60068-2-4
  • IEC-60068-2-14
  • IEC-60068-2-38
  • MIL-STD-810
  • MIL-STD-311
  • MIL-STD-883
  • MIL-STD-202
  • BS 2011
  • MIL-E 5272
  • DIN 40046
  • DIN 50014
  • DIN 50016
  • ISTA & ASTM package conditioning
  • Internal development standards
  • Accelerated Life tests

Videos of temperature & humidity testing