Covering Scratch Tester
The device is used to check abrasion strength of printed circuit
boards scratches are made across five pairs of conducting parts and
the intervening separations at points where the separations will be
subject to the maximum potential gradient during the tests.
The scratches are made by means of a hardened steel pin, the end of
which has the form of a cone having a tip angle of 40°, its tip
being rounded and polished, with a radius of 0.25 mm ± 0.02 mm.
Scratches are made by drawing the pin along the surface in a plane
perpendicular to the conductor edges at a speed of 20 mm/s ± 5
mm/s. The pin is so loaded that the force exerted along its axis is
10 N ± 0.5 N. The scratches shall be at least 5 mm apart and at
least 5 mm from the edge of the specimen.
|Power Supply||220V 50Hz or 115V 60Hz|
|Tip Angle of Steel Pin||40°|
|Radius of Steel Pin||0.25 mm ± 0.02 mm|
|Scratch Speed||20 mm/s ± 5 mm/s|
|Force||10 N ± 0.5 N|
|Conforms to Standard||IEC60335-1 clause 21.1, IEC60950 clause 220.127.116.11|