Electrical Connector/Cable Testing

Electrical connectors and cables are an integral part of all electronic products.  They will have to withstand severe stresses in many applications.  DES has the experience and equipment to perform accurate and repeatable testing of these components in controlled environments.  Some of the connector and cable test methods include:

Environmental Testing

  • Altitude (Pressure)
  • Salt Spray (Fog)
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Thermal Aging
  • Temperature Cycling and Thermal Shock
  • Vibration and Shock Testing

Mechanical Testing

  • Connector Mating/Un-mating Force
  • Contact Retention, Insertion/Removal Forces
  • Life Cycle Testing
  • Cable Pulling and Flexing
  • Crimp Strength
  • Terminal Pull Strength

Electrical Testing

  • Dielectric Withstand
  • Continuity
  • Contact Resistance
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Discontinuity/Event Detection

Typical Test Standards

  • EIA-364
  • GMW 3191
  • IEC 60512
  • MIL-STD-1344A
  • USCAR2, USCAR21