PD IEC/TS 61586:2017 - Estimation of the reliability of electrical connectors
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PD IEC/TS 61586:2017

Estimation of the reliability of electrical connectors

Status : Current   Published : February 2017



IEC TS 61586:2017 deals with the estimation of the inherent design reliability of electrical connectors through the definition and development of an appropriate accelerated testing programme. The basic intrinsic degradation mechanisms of connectors, which are those mechanisms which exist as a result of the materials and geometries chosen for the connector design, are reviewed to provide a context for the development of the desired test programme. While extrinsic degradation mechanisms may also significantly affect the performance of connectors, they vary widely by application and thus are not addressed in this document. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 1997. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main technical changes with regard to the previous edition are as follows: A specific “basic” testing protocol is defined which utilizes a single test group subjecting connectors to multiple stresses, Additional information is provided concerning test acceleration factors, A discussion of the limitations of providing MTTF/MTBF estimates for connectors has been added and the bibliography has been expanded.

Standard NumberPD IEC/TS 61586:2017
TitleEstimation of the reliability of electrical connectors
Publication Date28 February 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS IEC 61586:1997
International RelationshipsIEC TS 61586:2017
DescriptorsReliability, Quality control, Statistics, Estimation, Failure (quality control), Statistical methods of analysis, Degradation, Electrical components, Electrical equipment, Electric connectors, Confidence limits, Multicontact connectors, Acceleration tests, Statistical distribution, Electronic equipment and components, Testing conditions
Title in FrenchEstimation de la fiabilité des connecteurs électriques
ISBN978 0 580 85814 7
File Size2.097 MB

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