Environmental Testing - Part 2: Tests - Test Eh: Hammer Tests
|Publication Date:||1 August 1997|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
This part of IEC 60068 provides three standardized and co-ordinated test methods for determining the ability of a specimen to withstand specified severities of impact. It is used, in particular, to demonstrate an acceptable level of robustness when assessing the safety of a product and is primarily intended for the testing of electrotechnical items. It consists of the application to the specimen of a prescribed number of impacts defined by their impact energy and applied in the prescribed directions.
This part of IEC 60068 covers energy levels ranging from 0,14 joules (J) to 50 joules (J).
Three types of test apparatus are applicable to perform these tests. Annex C provides some guidance as to this aspect.