Cables and Connectors and HALT

 
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Cables and Connectors and HALT

Abstract

Kirk and Fred discussing the benefits and limits of using HALT for finding issues with cables and connectors, and common cause for many failures or intermittent operation in electronic hardware.

Key Points

Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss the challenge of testing and finding issues with connectors and some of the common failure mechanisms that they have observed in failure analysis.
Topics include:

  • The complexity of connectors, the many types of connectors and the many things that can cause failures.
  • HALT vibration can actually mask or remove a common cause of failures in connectors, such as fretting corrosion, but thermal and vibration HALT may detect strain and wire routing issues, noting that continuous monitoring under stress is critical to defect detection.
  • How cable testing may not be valid if the automated mechanical test conditions do not correlate to use stresses.

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Show Notes

For more information about Kirk s Consulting services, please see his Accelerated Reliability Solutions website please click here

To see or purchase Kirk s new book co-authored with John Paschkewitz, Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems please click on this link.

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