The ability of a connector to mate and unmate regularly and dependably is crucial to the maintainability of any electronic system. Secure mated connections prevent unintended electrical disconnect, and ease of unmating connections allows for easier and safer maintenance.
Connectors in any application should be designed to withstand regular mating and unmating throughout their service lives. The connector durability test evaluates this ability by performing a large number of mating and unmating cycles on the connector under test. The number of cycles is determined by the product specification sheet. After the designated number of cycles, the connector is inspected for any mechanical damage and for compliance with its specification sheet.