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

BS EN 60068-2-18:2017

Environmental testing. Tests. Test R and guidance: Water

Status : Current, Under review   Published : July 2017



IEC 60068-2-18:2017 is now available as

IEC 60068-2-18:2017 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60068-2-18:2017 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.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition published in 2000. This edition constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:

a. addition of the new test method Rb 3.

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Draft Superseded By15/30321916 DC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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