self-built durability apparatusPURPOSE:

This is a preconditioning sequence which is used to induce the type of wear on the contacting surfaces which may occur under normal service conditions. The connectors are mated and unmated a predetermined number of cycles. Upon completion, the units being evaluated are exposed to the environments as specified to assess any impact on electrical stability resulting from wear or other wear dependent phenomenon.

This type or preconditioning sequence is also used to mechanically stress the connector system as would normally occur in actual service. This sequence in conjunction with other tests is used to determine if a significant loss of contact pressure occurs from said stresses which in turn, may result in an unstable electrical condition to exist.


This test is performed in accordance with several industry specifications such as:

EIA 364, Test Procedure 09
IEC Publication 512, Test 9a

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