BS EN 60068-2-18:2017 - Environmental testing. Tests. Test R and guidance: Water
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BS EN 60068-2-18:2017

Environmental testing. Tests. Test R and guidance: Water

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2017



This part of IEC 60068 provides methods of test applicable to products which, during transportation, storage or in service, can be subjected to falling water drops, impacting water, immersion or high pressure water impact. The primary purpose of water tests is to verify the ability of enclosures, covers and seals to maintain components and equipment in good working order after and, when necessary, under a standardized drop field or immersion in water.

These tests are not corrosion tests and cannot be considered and used as such.

Established water tests in other standards are not intended to simulate natural rainfall and their quoted intensities are too high to be adopted for that purpose. Therefore, in addition to the high-intensity severities, test R includes an artificial rain test based upon natural conditions but not taking into account high wind speeds generally associated with natural rain.

Guidance is given on the applicability of the tests and the severities to be selected.

Standard NumberBS EN 60068-2-18:2017
TitleEnvironmental testing. Tests. Test R and guidance: Water
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date06 July 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60529:1989 Cons Ed 2-1
ReplacesBS EN 60068-2-18:2001, IEC 60068-2-18:2000
International RelationshipsEN 60068-2-18:2017,EN 60300-3-12:2011,IEC 60068-2-18:2017
Draft Superseded By15/30321916 DC
DescriptorsWatertightness tests, Electronic equipment and components, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Environmental testing
Title in FrenchEssais d'environnement Essais. Essai R et guide: Eau
Title in GermanUmgebungsprüfungen Prüfungen, Prüfung R und Leitfaden: Wasser
ISBN978 0 580 89926 3
File Size2.214 MB

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