Why is environmental testing so vital for electronic products?

What it is, why it is needed and what it involves

Electronic products typically undergo all manner of essential and sensitive processes in their design and development, with just one of those being environmental testing.

Over the course of its operating life, a given electronic product is likely to be subject to many different pressures and stresses. It will almost certainly be exposed to a variety of climactic conditions and other forms of mechanical stress, and it is vital that the user of the product is able to count on it delivering continued functionality and performance, even in extreme conditions.

But how can the organisations that develop such products be sure that their latest creation will be able to stand up to the greatest pressures it might undergo?

This is where environmental product testing shows its worth.

The environmental product testing process involves the product in question being exposed to a wide range of challenging conditions, mirroring those that may be encountered by users of the product in “real-life”, day-to-day situations.

As a result of such environmental product testing procedures, the organisation developing the product will be able to check its reliability and longevity, and identify possible weaknesses in the product’s design or performance.

This, in turn, will allow for relevant and effective changes to be made, thereby helping to make the product as good as it can be for everyday use.

Environmental product testing can help pinpoint such potential weaknesses at a relatively early stage. This allows for suitable product improvements to also be made earlier rather than later, when changes may be much more difficult and expensive to implement.

Another reason why environmental testing can be so crucial for electronic products, is its importance in demonstrating the given product’s compliance with relevant international regulations.

This can help make it much easier for the organisation behind the product to enter global markets, confident that target customers will also be able to have faith in the product, due to their knowledge that such fastidious testing has been carried out.

To support your own product’s success, turn to the most reputable specialists in environmental product testing.

It is one thing to know just how crucial environmental product testing is, and quite another matter to know which company you can place your trust in when it comes to undertaking such testing.

Here at Cranage EMC and Safety, we have a leading reputation for our testing of products to ensure their compliance with regulatory standards.

This is backed up by our purpose-built site in North Shropshire, where we can offer various forms of testing, including humidity, relative humidity (RH) damp heat, solar radiation, temperature, salt spray, dust ingress, and shock and vibration testing of your product.

Would you like to learn more about what environmental product testing can look like for your own product when you put your faith in Cranage? If so, please don’t hesitate to call us, on +44(1630) 658568, or to request a quote for our services online.