Environmental testing - Part 3-4: Supporting documentation and guidance - Damp heat tests

Provides the necessary information to assist in preparing relevant specifications, such as standards for components or equipment, in order to select appropriate tests and test severities for specific products and, in some cases, specific types of application. The object of damp heat tests is to determine the ability of products to withstand the stresses occurring in a high relative humidity environment, with or without condensation, and with special regard to variations of electrical and mechanical characteristics. Damp heat tests may also be utilized to check the resistance of a specimen to some forms of corrosion attack.

Umweltprüfungen - Teil 3-4: Unterstützende Dokumentation und Leitfaden - Prüfungen mit feuchter Wärme

Essais d'environnement - Partie 3-4: Documentation d'accompagnement et guide - Essais de chaleur humide

Rassemble les informations nécessaires aux rédacteurs qui, lors de l'établissement d'une spécification particulière telles que des normes pour les composants ou les matériels, choisissent les essais appropriés et leurs sévérités pour un produit particulier et, dans certain cas, pour des types d'application donnés. Le but de ces essais de chaleur humide est de déterminer l'aptitude des produits à supporter les contraintes d'un environnement à forte humidité relative, avec ou sans condensation, et plus particulièrement de déterminer les variations de leurs caractéristiques électriques et mécaniques. Les essais de chaleur humide peuvent aussi être appliqués en vue de vérifier la résistance d'un spécimen à certaines formes d'attaque par corrosion.

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SLOVENSKI SIST EN 60068-3-4:2002
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september 2002
Environmental testing - Part 3-4: Supporting documentation and guidance - Damp
heat tests
ICS 19.040; 29.020 Referenčna številka
SIST EN 60068-3-4:2002(en)
©  Standard je založil in izdal Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje ali kopiranje celote ali delov tega dokumenta ni dovoljeno

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ICS 19.040;29.020 Supersedes HD 323.2.28 S1:1988
English version
Environmental testing
Part 3-4: Supporting documentation and guidance –
Damp heat tests
(IEC 60068-3-4:2001)
Essais d'environnement Umweltprüfungen
Partie 3-4: Documentation Teil 3-4: Unterstützende
d'accompagnement et guide – Dokumentation und Leitfaden –
Essais de chaleur humide Prüfungen mit feuchter Wärme
(CEI 60068-3-4:2001) (IEC 60068-3-4:2001)
This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2001-12-04. CENELEC members are bound to
comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European
Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.
Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on
application to the Central Secretariat or to any CENELEC member.
This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other
language made by translation under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and
notified to the Central Secretariat has the same status as the official versions.
CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands,
Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
Central Secretariat: rue de Stassart 35, B - 1050 Brussels
© 2002 CENELEC - All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC members.
Ref. No. EN 60068-3-4:2002 E

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EN 60068-3-4:2002 - 2 -
The text of document 104/208/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 60068-3-4, prepared by IEC TC 104,
Environmental conditions, classification and methods of test, was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC
parallel vote and was approved by CENELEC as EN 60068-3-4 on 2001-12-04
This European Standard supersedes HD 323.2.28 S1:1988.
The following dates were fixed:
– latest date by which the EN has to be implemented
at national level by publication of an identical
national standard or by endorsement (dop) 2002-09-01
– latest date by which the national standards conflicting
with the EN have to be withdrawn (dow) 2004-12-01
Annexes designated "informative" are given for information only.
In this standard, annex A is informative.
Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 60068-3-4:2001 was approved by CENELEC as a
European Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standards
IEC 60068-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-1:1994 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-1 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-1:1993 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-10 NOTE Harmonized as HD 323.2.10 S3:1988 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-14 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-14:1999 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-17 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-17:1994 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-30 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-30:1999 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-38 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-38:1999 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-39 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-39:1999 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-61 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-61:1993 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-66 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-66:1994 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-67 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-67:1996 (not modified).
IEC 60068-2-78 NOTE Harmonized as EN 60068-2-78:2001 (not modified).

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