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Austest Adelaide V2.0
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:10:40

As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997. The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, ...

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Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:55:12

Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x ...

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EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:50:26

Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requi...

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Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:32

Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards. These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our ...

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Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:37

Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday pe...

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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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