Cables and Connectors and HALT
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.
- 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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