IEC 60068-2-14:2009 pdf free download

IEC 60068-2-14:2009 pdf free download

IEC 60068-2-14:2009 pdf free download Environmental testing – Part 2-14: Tests – Test N: Change of temperature
In particular cases, such as with specimens sensitive to water, a test with liquid other than water may need to be specified. When designing such a test, the characteristics of heat transfer of the liquid, which may differ from those of water, shall be taken into account.
NOTE To assess the applicability of the two-bath method, evaluations from Test Q: Sealing (IEC 60068-2-1 7) may be helpful.
5 Guidance for the selection of the kind of test The severity of the test will increase with the increase in the temperature difference, the increase in rate of temperature change, and the heat transfer to the specimen. The application of Tests N is preferred as part of a sequence of tests.
Some types of damage may not become apparent by the final measurements of a Test N, but may appear only during subsequent tests (e.g. Test Q: Sealing, Test F: Vibration or Test D: Accelerated damp heat).
The change of temperature Test Nc (Two-bath method) should not be used as an alternative to Test Q (Sealing). When specifying a change of temperature test, the properties of the objects under test which are affected by conditions of changing temperature, and their possible failure mechanisms, should be kept in mind. The initial and the final measurements should be specified accordingly.
6 Initial and final measurements Tests Na, Nb and Nc all use the same initial and final measurements.
6.1 Initial measurements
The specimen shall be visually examined and electrically and mechanically checked as required by the relevant specification. 6.2 Final measurements The specimen shall be visually examined and electrically and mechanically checked, as required by the relevant specification.
7 Test Na: Rapid change of temperature with prescribed time of transfer
7.1 General description of the test This test determines the ability of components, equipment or other articles to withstand rapid changes of ambient temperature. The exposure times adequate to accomplish this will depend upon the nature of the specimen.
The specimen shall be either in the unpacked, switched-off, ready for use state, or as otherwise specified in the relevant specification. The specimen is exposed to rapid changes of temperature in air, or in a suitable inert gas, by alternate exposure to low temperature and to high temperature.
7.2 Testing procedure
7.2.1 Testing chamber
Two separate chambers or one rapid temperature change rate chamber may be used. If two chambers are used, one for the low temperature and one for the high temperature, the location shall be such as to allow transfer of the specimen from one chamber to the other within the prescribed time. Either manual or automatic transfer methods may be used.