ECIA - EIA-364-26
TP-26B Salt Spray Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors, Contacts and Sockets
|Publication Date:||1 April 1999|
This standard establishes a test method to assess the effects of a controlled salt-laden atmosphere on electrical connector components, finishes, and mechanisms and permit electrical readings to be taken after exposure when specified.
The salt spray test, in which specimens are subjected to a fine mist of salt solution, has several more or less useful purposes when utilized with full recognition of its deficiencies and limitations. There is no implied relationship between this test and the effect or seacoast atmospheres, its usefulness being limited to a comparison of the corrosion resisting properties of various materials and protective coatings. The failure mechanism induced by the salt spray is and electrolytic corrosion.