Exposure to humidity is among the most common means of electrical equipment degradation. The humidity testing offers a means of assessing the potential for a in-service connector and/or crimped contact degradation due to heat and humidity. The problems are most pronounced on components with significant imperfections in the component plating. This test seeks to assess the impact of high relative humidity at various temperatures.
The pass/fail criteria of this test are specification specific but are typically based on a limit set on the minimum performance before and after humidity exposure.
Parameters that can be changed for this test include:
- Number of specimen
- Humidity-temperature-duration conditions
- Number of exposure cycles
- Pre and post-exposure assessment methods
When contacting Lectromec about this test, please identify the particular parameters for your component.