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Cell Phone Cases - Waterproof Ingress Protection Testing

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013 by marybabitz

 
Seidio gave Cascade TEK a shout-out for Ingress Protection Testing on their OBEX Waterproof Cellphone Cases.  IP (Ingress Protection) is a classification system established by the International Electrotechnical Commission.  IP ratings define the effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment enclosures against intrusion from moisture, dust, etc…
An IP rating of 6 denotes the highest level on contact protection – 100% dust proof.

Summer Intern Submersion

Posted on Aug 1st, 2012 by marybabitz
Immersion Testing

There are a wide variety of IP (ingress protection) testing criteria.  Submersion, Freezing, Drip, Spray , Splash - with everything from water, dust, sand, salt-corrosives, ice, soda pop, fuel, lotions to chemicals.  Cascade TEK performs ingress protection testing.   We have an extension collection of calibrated nozzles and test chambers to meet IP and NEMA specs.

Water Ingress Protection - DIN 40 050 9K Standard

Cascade TEK performs the European standard for Ingress Protecton Testing, DIN 40 050 9K: High pressure steam jet cleaning specifically for the electrical equipment in road vehicles. This 9K test aggressively demonstrates an enclosures ability to protect internal components from water, steam or other penetrating agents in real world conditions. Pressure washing and steam cleaning are excellent examples of conditions the products must survive in the field.

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