Environmental Simulation for Electrical Products

More Safety for Your Electrical Devices through Environmental Simulation

Electrical devices and their accessories may be exposed to massive climate change and mechanical stress. Variations in temperature, moisture, dust, shocks or strong vibrations should not, however, have an impact on the functionality of the devices. Are your electrical components or devices suitable for outdoor use?

TÜV Rheinland services in the field of quality assurance and control can help to ensure the safety of electrical devices. Similarly, the operational reliability of the electrical components is maintained through regular functional tests.

Our laboratory for environmental simulation offers climate tests for your electrical products according to all required standards. Whether IEC/EN 60068, ISO 16750, the MIL standard or customer-specific requirements – we find the right standard for every product.

Our core competence: component testing according to company guidelines for the automotive, rail and aerospace supplier industries. With our impartial tests, you document the functional reliability of your electrical products in extreme situations.

Benefits at a Glance

With vibration and climate tests by the independent experts at TUV Rheinland you

  • Minimize your liability risk and protect yourself against claims for damages.
  • Can take advantage of generally accepted testing protocols for targeted marketing.
  • Strengthen the confidence in the quality and safety of your products.
  • Offer your customers an important decision-making aid in their product selection.
  • Will gain confidence in the durability of your products through extensive testing, certified by an impartial testing institution.

Our experts welcome your questions and are available for further information on environmental simulations and climate testing.

Our Environmental Simulation Services

To ensure the safety of your electrical products, we offer the following services in our laboratory:

  • HALT (High Accelerated Life Test) and HASS (High Accelerated Stress Screening) testing
  • Climate and temperature tests
  • Tests for heat and fire resistance (cold, dry and moist heat from -70 °C to +250 °C)
  • Corrosion tests (salt spray, condensation)
  • Flammability tests
  • Vibration tests
  • Shock tests
  • Transport tests (drop test, vibration, shock test)
  • IP code tests (IP10–IP69K)
  • IK code tests
  • Noxious gas, single or mixed gas tests
  • Complete qualification tests on plugs and plug connections

Safety for Your Electrical Products

Numerous climate tests are conducted in our lab for environmental simulation, ensuring the safety of your electrical products and their accessories. We support you in testing of compliance to all the necessary legal requirements. Climate tests can help detect potential problems in the electrical components of your products.

Our Testing Standards

We conduct environmental simulation tests at our own laboratories and test facilities in accordance with the following standards:

  • IEC/EN 60529
  • ISO 16750
  • IEC/EN 60068
  • MIL Standard
  • Customer-specific requirements

Our test laboratory is accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, so the test protocols and reports prepared by us are widely accepted.

Audits and Environmental Tests

In addition to organizing safety tests of your electrical equipment, we can also monitor the production of your imported products and perform required climate tests. We support you when it comes to the appropriate climate tests for your company.

As an accredited laboratory, TÜV Rheinland tests not only the behavior of electrical products in extreme situations, we also offer environmental testing for photovoltaic modules and vehicle elements