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IEC 60068-2-1 Environmental Testing: Cold Testing

IEC 60068-2-1 testing details cold tests applicable to both non heat-dissipating and heat dissipating specimens. A specimen is considered to be heat-dissipating only if the hottest point on its surface, measured in free air conditions (i.e. with low air velocity circulation), is more than 5 K above the ambient temperature of the surrounding atmosphere after temperature stability has been reached.

The goal of IEC-60068-2-1 cold testing is to determine the ability of components, equipment or other articles to be used, transported or stored at low temperature. Cold tests cover by this standard do not enable the ability of specimens to withstand or operate during the temperature variations to be assessed. In this case, it would be necessary to use IEC 60068-2-14.

Keystone Compliance has a full climatics lab with multiple temperature and humidity chambers ranging from small reach-in chambers to chambers capable of testing cars. The climatics lab also contains two thermal shock chambers as well as a number of other testing equipment such as altitude chambers, shakers, shock machines, ingress protection equipment and package testing equipment.

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