EIA-364

Electrical Connector Performance Test Standards

EIA-364 establishes a uniform set of industry standards for evaluating the environmental performance of sockets and electrical connectors in controlled environment applications. Controlled environments are classified as no more severe than class number G1.2 according to the latest revisions

EIA-364-10 Fluid Immersion Test

This standard creates test methods to assess the how well electrical connectors/connector assemblies resist degradation in exposure to certain fluids.

EIA-364-11 Resistance to Solvents Test

This test looks at the ability of connectors to withstand solvents that may be used for cleaning components.

EIA-364-13 Mating and Un-mating Force Test

This test determines the forces required to mate and un-mate electrical connectors or protective caps with connectors, connectors/sockets.

EIA-364-17 Temperature Life with or without Electrical Load Test

This standard creates a testing method for gauging an electrical connectors and sockets’ ability to withstand elevated temperatures with or without electrical loading.

EIA-364-20 Withstanding Voltage Test

This method is to evaluate the dielectric withstanding voltage of electrical connectors, sockets and coaxial contacts.

EIA-364-21 Insulation Resistance Test

This method is to evaluate the insulation resistance of electrical connectors, sockets and coaxial contacts.

EIA-364-23 Low Level Contact Resistance Test

This method is to evaluate the low-level contact resistance of current carrying members such as pin and socket contacts, relay contacts, wire and crimp connectors, or printed circuit board and contact.

EIA-364-26 Salt Spray Corrosion Test

This standard sets up testing methods for determining the effects of a salt-laden atmosphere on electrical connector components, finishes and mechanisms.

EIA-364-27 Mechanical Shock (Specified Pulse) Test

This standard creates a test method for assessing the ability of electrical components to withstand mechanical shocks.

EIA-364-28 Vibration Test

This test looks at the ability of electrical connector components to withstand specified severities of vibration.

EIA-364-31 Humidity Test

This test evaluates the impacts of high heat and humidly on connectors and socket assemblies.

EIA-364-32 Thermal Shock (Temperature Cycling) Test

This test is to determine how well a connector or socket resists exposures to extreme high and low temperatures and to the shock of alternate exposures to those extremes

EIA-364-37 Contact Engagement and Separation Force Test

This method is used for measuring the engagement and separation forces on contacts.

EIA-364-49 Ultraviolet Radiation Test

This standard creates a test method to determine how direct solar radiation effects connector and contact materials and to identify the photodegradation effects of direct solar radiation on those materials.

EIA-364-50 Dust (Fine Sand) Test

This standard sets up a method to determine how well fully-wired connector assemblies resist the effects of dry dust (fine sand).

EIA-364-51 Ice Resistance Test

This standard creates test methods for determining mated electrical connectors’ ability to resist the effects of ice build-up due to splashing water or a brief immersion in water.

EIA-364-105 Altitude – Low Temperature Test

This standard establishes a test method to simulate service usage by inducing low temperatures and applying test voltage at simulated altitudes.

EIA-364-110 Thermal Cycling Test

This standard sets up a testing method for exposing connectors and sockets to extreme high and low temperatures at a specific ramp-up and ramp-down rate.