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Austest Laboratories antenna pattern measurements
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:41:57

Austest Laboratories, a leader in the provision of testing and certification for Defence and Aerospace products and components, is pleased to announce antenna pattern measurement services for mobile and fixed communications equipment. Austest Laboratories ...

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IEC 62368-1 New Audio/video Electrical Safety Standard
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:18:53

Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements This is a relatively new safety standard for Information Technolo...

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IEC 61727 Photovoltaic (PV) systems Characteristics of the utility interface
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:03:11

Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 61727 Photovoltaic (PV) systems – Characteristics of the utility interface This standard applies to utility-interconnected photovoltaic (PV) power systems operating in...

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Austest Labs selected by Boeing Defence Australia for Project Currawong
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:45:52

Austest Laboratories has been selected to test the strength and durability of equipment designed for Project Currawong for Boeing Defence Australia. The testing programme involves a series of extensive environmental and EMI/EMC tests performed on the new B...

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Austest commissions new thermal shock chamber
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 22:29:12

Austest Laboratories has added a fully programmable 1m x 1m x 1m temperature and humidity chamber capable of ramp rates of 7 degrees per minute, down to -70DegC and up to 180DegC. This chamber is suitable for a number of environmental stress applications ...

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IP (Ingress Protection) Testing for Dust and Water

Austest performs accredited AS 60529 IP testing in both Melbourne and Sydney

Austest Labs performs accredited IP testing up to IP68 in both our Sydney and Melbourne facilities.

IP (Ingress Protection) for dust and water

Here are the various numerals explained in basic terms, please refer to the standard AS/NZS 60529 for specifics:

IP First Numeral - Protection from solid objects/dust, IP

IP0X No protection
IP1X Protection against solid objects > 50 mm
IP2X Protection against solid objects > 12 mm
IP3X Protection against solid objects > 2.5 mm
IP4X Protection against solid objects > 1 mm
IP5X Protection against dust (limited ingress allowed, no harmful deposit).
IP6X Fully protected from dust (dust tight).

IP Second numeral - Protection from moisture/liquids

IPX0 No protection.
IPX1 Protection from vertically dripping water
IPX2 Protection from sprays/dripping of water up to 15 o from vertical.
IPX3 Protection from spraying water up to 60 o from vertical.
IPX4 Protection from spraying water (all directions) - limited ingress OK provided no hazard.
IPX5 Protection from low pressure jets of water (all directions) - limited ingress OK provided no hazard.
IPX6 Protection against powerful jets of water, limited ingress OK provided no hazard
IPX7 Protection from temporary immersion
IPX8 Protection from continuous immersion

Salt Spray for corrosion testing
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