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What are the performance tests of automotive connectors

What are the performance tests of automotive connectors

Blog | Feb 14,2023

Every automotive connector requires on-site performance testing when in use! So, what can be tested? Zhejiang Lianhe Electronic Connector Manufacturer will give you a brief introduction today, hoping to help you!

Waterproof connector sealing test: It is required to test the sealing of the connector under vacuum or positive pressure. Generally, it is necessary to seal the product with a clip under a positive or negative pressure of 10kpa to 50kpa, and then conduct an air tightness test. The leak rate of the product under test shall not exceed 1cc/min and if higher shall not exceed 0.5cc/min. for qualified products

Waterproof connector sealing test

Pressure test of waterproof connector: pressure test is divided into negative pressure test and positive pressure test. The test requires the selection of a precise proportional control valve group, and the product is evacuated from the initial pressure of 0 according to a certain evacuation rate.

The evacuation time and the proportion of vacuum obtained can be adjusted. For example, set the vacuum to -50kpa and the pumping speed to 10kpa/min. The difficulty of this test is that the air tightness tester or leak detector is required to be able to set the initial pressure for extracting the negative pressure value, such as starting from 0.

Of course, it can also be required to start from -10kpa, and the extraction rate should also be acceptable. set and can be changed. Everyone knows that the airtight tester or air tightness tester is equipped with a manual or electronic pressure regulating valve, which can only be adjusted according to the set pressure.

The initial pressure starts from 0, and the ability to pump the vacuum depends on the degree of vacuum. Generate a vacuum source (vacuum generator or vacuum pump). After the vacuum source passes through the pressure regulating valve, the speed of vacuuming is fixed, that is, it can only be pumped from 0 pressure to the fixed pressure set by the pressure regulating valve in an instant, and the pumping pressure has no ability to control and change with time.

The principle of the positive pressure withstands test is similar to that of the negative pressure withstands the test, that is, the initial pressure of the positive pressure is set to any pressure, such as 0 pressure or 10kpa, and the slope of the pressure rise, that is, the slope can be set, such as 10kpa/min: test The required pressure rise is proportional to time and adjustable.

burst test

Waterproof connector rupture test (burst test): divided into negative pressure rupture test or positive pressure rupture test. It is required that the product should burst instantly when it is evacuated or pressurized to a certain pressure range, and the burst pressure should be recorded.

The difficulty of the test is: the air tightness tester needs to extract negative pressure to meet the requirements of the second test, the pressurization rate can be adjusted, and the pressurized blasting must be completed within the set range and cannot exceed this range. That is, blasting below this range or above this range does not meet the product test requirements, and the test pressure of this blasting point needs to be recorded.

In actual testing, this measurement requires a vandal-proof installation. The commonly used anti-riot device is to place the test piece in a pressure-resistant stainless steel cylinder. The test piece must be sealed, and a high-pressure pressure relief valve must be installed on the stainless steel cylinder with the outer cover to ensure safety. When blasting, the fragments of waterproof joints are scattered in the pressure-resistant stainless steel cylinder, which will not cause harm to personnel.

actual testing

From the above analysis, it can be seen that the air tightness tester generally needs to design 3 different devices to complete, while the seal leak test needs to be completed with a formed leak detector and fixture system.

The pressure test needs to increase the proportional control valve group to accurately set the proportional relationship between the pressure value and time. The burst test requires the product to burst within a certain range and record the burst value at the same time.

If the three systems are integrated together, it is a relatively complex system engineering. Of course, these three tests often need to be completed comprehensively. The test requires that the initial pressure value can be set arbitrarily, and the pressure increase and deceleration rate can be adjusted. Record the burst pressure.

If the pressure rises or falls to a certain value, conduct a seal leak test without bursting, and record the leak rate of the seal test or the pressure change per unit of time. After the test, the test results need to be saved for quality traceability.

It is required that all test data can be traced and stored and uploaded in accordance with the format required by the test to facilitate quality analysis and quality control.

For the seal leak detection industry, these European and American automobile companies have specific requirements for leak testing: before the test, the barcode of the workpiece needs to be scanned and recorded, and after the test is completed, the barcode must correspond to the specific test results such as date and time.

manufacturer specializing

Zhejiang Lianhe Electronics Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer specializing in connectors, connecting wires, electronic wiring harnesses, and other connectors for more than 20 years. Board-to-board connectors, wire-to-wire connectors, etc. The company has complete qualification certificates, a strong technical force, excellent processing equipment, perfect inspection equipment, and strong research and development capabilities. It provides you with green and high-quality connectors and is your most loyal and reliable partner.

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