Environmental testing – Part 2-75: Tests – Test Eh: Hammer tests
|Publication Date:||1 September 2014|
|ICS Code (Environmental testing):||19.040|
This part of IEC 60068 provides three standardized and coordinated 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 J (joules) to 50 J (joules).
Three types of test apparatus are applicable to perform these tests. Annex C provides some guidance as to this aspect.