Water Resistant Smartphone Article
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss smartphone water exposure issues and personal experiences with the phones damaged by water splashed on it.
- Although Smartphone suppliers advertise their new models as being water-resistant they do not warrant against water experience.
- Standards testing typically dictates what the test is and how to apply it but there is no definition of what constitutes a failure after the test.
- Water immersion testing many times leads to corrosion which may take a few days to manifest as a failure yet manufacturers claim passing test if it operates minutes after water exposure
- Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI) on smartphones may be activated without liquid immersion and the manufacturer may use the LCI to void the warranty
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You can download the article “Water resistant Smartphone Technologies” from this link or go get it at Research Gate here
Here is a link to Kirk’s book co-authored with John J. Paschkewitz available from Amazon “Next Generation HALT and HASS: Robust Design of Electronics and Systems”