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:
- video and still cameras
- tablet computers
- two-way radios
- GPS navigation systems
- vehicle mounted systems
- marine electronics
- healthcare equipment
- automotive equipment
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|
|Internal dissipation||4-600 W|
Temperature & humidity testing standards
Our machines can be used to perform the standard tests:
- IEC 60068-2-1
- BS 2011
- MIL-E 5272
- DIN 40046
- DIN 50014
- DIN 50016
- ISTA & ASTM package conditioning
- Internal development standards
- Accelerated Life tests