Ruggedness is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing mobile solutions, which is why Getac ensures that its fully-rugged units operate even when dropped onto concrete, or used in harsh environmental conditions such as heat and cold, dust and rain. The rigorous testing that these units go through ensures that our clients are provided with products that meet the highest standards of ruggedness and reliability. Getac employs MIL-STD 810G to test its products. This standard, set by the US military, is the most widely used international standard.
MIL-STD 810G covers a broad range of tests used to measure equipment reliability:
High Temperature: MIL-STD 810G Method 501.5
This test procedure determines a computer’s operating performance during exposure to high temperature conditions. The operational test differs from the storage test in that the computer is evaluated while conditioned to elevated temperatures determined to be applicable to, or resulting from, exposure in its operational configuration.
Low Temperature: MIL-STD 810G Method 502.5
This test determines the performance of the computer during exposure to low temperature conditions. The operational test differs from the storage test in that the computer is evaluated under cold conditions determined to be applicable to, or resulting from, exposure in its operational configuration.
Temperature Shock: MIL-STD 810G Method 503.5
Temperature shock tests determine if an item can withstand sudden changes in the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere without experiencing physical damage or deterioration in performance.
The two objectives of the temperature shock test are set to determine whether the test item can still a) be safely operated, and b) satisfy its performance requirements, after being exposed to sudden changes in temperature of the surrounding atmosphere.
Rain: MIL-STD 810G Method 506.5
Rain Resistance tests are performed to determine the resistance to rain and wind-driven rain.
Drop: MIL-STD 810G Method 516.6
Free fall drop tests (shock) are performed to ensure that equipment can withstand relatively infrequent, non-repetitive shocks or transient vibrations encountered during handling, transportation, and normal service.
The standard requires 26 drops from 1.2 m (4 ft) onto plywood, using up to 5 units.
UL1604 is a safety standard to ensure a Electrical product/equipment could be safely operated in Hazard locations including:
Areas with the possible presence of an explosive atmosphere containing fuels such as flammable gases, vapors, liquids (class I), combustible dust (class II) or ignitable fibers & flyers (class III). (defined by national electrical code (NEC))
The likelihood that the explosive atmosphere is present when equipment is operating.
Getac provide the UL1604 certified rugged mobile solution which can benefit customer who need Electrical Equipment for Use in Class I and II, Division 2, and Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations.
A Class I, Division 2 location is a location:
Where volatile flammable liquids or flammable gases or vapors exist(C1), but are normally confined within closed containers(D2); where ignitable concentrations of gases, vapors or liquids are normally prevented by positive mechanical ventilation adjacent to a Class I, Division 1 location, where ignitable concentrations might be occasionally communicated.