GR-468-CORE for optoelectronic systems

Is test 5.20 thermal cycling or thermal shock? 5.20 states: The procedure should agree with Method 1010 of MIL-STD 883C, with a minimum temperature ramp rate of 10°C/min.”, which makes it sound like a chamber capable of only 10°C/min. is required.

“3.1 Timing. The total transfer time from hot to cold or from cold to hot shall not exceed one minute. The load may be transferred when the worst case load temperature is within the limits specified in table I. However, the dwell time shall not be less than 10 minutes and the load shall reach the specified temperature within 15 minutes.” (Mil-Std 883 method 1010.7)

Either way you read the test, the TSE-12-A is still your best choice for doing this test with the smallest chamber and least resources required.

ParagraphTitleDescriptionBenchtop ModelsReach-in ModelsOther Models
4.3.2Reliability Thermal Shock TestLiquid thermal shock, 0 to 100°C, per Mil-Std 883, method 1011 TSB, LTS1(2)-CHA
4.4.3 181.1Screening-40 to 70°C (or 85°C), 20 cyclesTSE-12-AVarious Platinum models for 10°C/min.TSA or ETS series
4.4.3 181.2Screening70°C or 85°C for 96 hoursAny benchtop or PH or PV ovensAny Platinous or Platinum
5.18Accelerated Aging70°C or 85°C for 2,000 hours
(optional 5,000 hours)
Any benchtop or PH or PV ovensAny Platinous or Platinum
5.20Temperature cycling-40 to 70°C (or 85°C)
per Mil-Std 883, method 1010
100 to 1,000 cycles
TSE-12-AVarious Platinum models for 10°C/min.TSA or ETS series
5.21Damp Heat85°C / 85%RH for 1,000 hours
or 50°C / 85%RH for 3,500 hours
SH or LH seriesAny Platinous
5.2.3Cyclic Moisture Resistance25 to 75°C cycling with 85-95%RH. One -40°C cycle per 5 sub-cycles
Mil-Std 883, method 1004
SH-241, SH-261, SH-641, or SH-661Any Platinous or Platinum