After random and sinusoidal vibration tests we are excited to announce that our specimens resisted dynamic loads without degrading! Translation: Phorm has passed its shake test! We can’t help but geek out over the fact that Phorm reached the next phase of its reliability testing.
Whose standards are we meeting anyway?
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) sets electronics standards that are widely adopted by manufacturers, distributors and vendors. You want your products in Apple stores, Microsoft stores, Best Buy and Amazon? Then you’re meeting IEC standards. Each of your favorite personal tech products likely obey IEC specifications and have gone through similar tests to get into your hands. Even your home appliances and office equipment have likely been made to IEC specs of their own variety.
Back to the shake test
The requirement to meet for all electronics is 5 to 500 Hertz of random shake frequencies. Electronics can take quite the beating in your hands or bags whether you’re in a car, on a plane, a train… Reliability testing Machines and equipment are made to replicate these vibrations as best as they can to test the product’s ability to handle such conditions.
Check out the footage below to see Phorm’s test, which shows the vibrations in both real time and slowed down. Phorm is strapped in on its own in the video but the test has also been conducted with Phorm inside its packaging to replicate transportation during shipping. We consider Phorm’s adventure into your hands just as much as your adventure with Phorm.