Water- and dust tightness test
The most common tests for plastic cases are water and dust tightness tests. At Toptester, we perform these tests according to the IEC 60529 or IEC 60598 standard.
The IEC 60529 standard is a general tightness testing standard for enclosure structures. The IEC 60598 standard is a tightness testing standard intended explicitly for lighting. The tests of the IEC 60598 standard generally follow the tests of the IEC 60529 standard, and the most significant exception is the electrical safety testing performed after the tests. We serve the test with a CE-Multitester as required by the standard.
Chemical exposure to a plastic product can happen, for example, through the hands of the person using the product, during cleaning, or, for instance, while moving in nature and using mosquito repellent products.
We run the chemical stress tests, for example, by brushing the desired chemical on the surface of the plastic product and moving the product to a temperature cabinet. To accelerate the chemical reaction in the plastic, we increase the temperature in the climate chamber. After the test, the product will be examined visually, for example, in terms of prints, surface quality, and gloss. After the test, we can also perform official IK impact tests on the product. Tensile tests performed with the Lloyd material tester are also suitable to be performed at the end of chemical exposure.
Wind and Rain test
If your product is placed outdoors and exposed to storms, we offer a wind and rain test for this. The test is performed either according to the Telcordia or MIL standard.
The product is exposed to strong wind and rain from four or six directions during the test. Our test engineer checks the product’s functionality and visual condition at the end of the test. The product is also opened and checked that no water has gotten inside the product.