Industry Outlook

The International Electrotechnical Commission, a worldwide organization of standardization contains all national electrotechnical committees with the purpose to promote international cooperation concerning standardization in electrical and electronic fields. 

Statistically, the value of electric product market is expected to increase from $1,191.2 billion in 2020 to $1,653.2 billion in 2025 at a rate of 6.8%, while the value of global electronic market expected to grow from $1,108.88 billion in 2021 to $1,198.53 billion in 2022. 

From the statistical data, we can easily conclude that the electric and electronic market are constantly growing, however, to enter the global market, a product must comply with the international standard to ensure conformance with compliance requirements. 

As mentioned earlier, conformance with established standards is essential from the perspective that a tested and certified product establishes that a product meets the testing or technical requirements provided in the relevant standard. 

Therefore, it is safe and reliable to use by consumers, including helping a manufacturer and importer in retaining the customers through establishing credibility and trustworthiness. 

Here, for a better understanding of why product testing is essential, let’s move on to the next section.

Why is Product Testing Crucial | Importance of Product Testing

  • One of the most important purposes of testing is quality assurance of a product that reflects high quality, safety, and reliability.
  • Product testing allows the manufacturer to ensure the conformance with established technical standards to produce high quality and safe products.
  • Build reputation and maximize the profit, considering that a tested product indicates quality assurance. 
  • Helps in retaining customers, thus, providing a competitive edge.
  • Helps in understanding distinct types of stress a product can endure, be it in case of weather, wear tear, and other conditions.
  • In the initial prototyping stage, if you are trying to avail investment in order to manufacture your product in mass quantities, a tested product can allow you to achieve patent and investors as it shows the quality and functionality of the product.

With the benefits of product testing, we can clearly estimate how testing ensures quality assurance and product credibility.

Since, it has been established how essential product testing is, now let’s move to the benefits of complying with standards.

What Are the Benefits of Complying With Standards?

Complying with standards offers numerous benefits to manufacturers and importers of the product, that further helps in building trustworthiness and reliability, thus retaining the customers.

Why, don’t we look at other benefits of the same -

  • A certified product acts as a shield against penalties and fines which could be imposed for not certifying a product.
  • A certified product serves as an evidence that a product has been tested and certified as per prescribed standards.
  • A certified product provides a sense of security and safety to the consumers, thus ensuring easy acceptance.
  • It provides a competitive advantage over competitors.
  • Easy market acceptance as a product is tested and certified.
  • Confirm the unmatched quality standards.
  • Seamless to file government tenders.

With these benefits of ensuring conformance with IEC 60068-2-30 standards and specifications, a manufacturer can establish that a product is safe, reliable, and credible, thus, confirming to unmatched quality standards. 

Now, in the next section, we will learn about test requirements and product scope of the IEC 60068-2-30.

Scope Under IEC 60068 (Part-2,Sec-30)

IEC 60068 Part 2 Section 30 determines the suitability of components, equipment, and other articles with the purpose to use, transport, and storage under conditions of high-humidity, which is combined with the cyclic temperature changes, including producing condensation on the specimen surface.

The primary purpose to conduct the test is to determine the specimen performance when it is being transported or stored in the packaging while the packaging will be fit at the time of application of the test conditions. 

Moreover, for small and low mass specimens it might be challenging to produce condensation on the specimen surface through the use of this procedure. 

With the understanding of IEC 60068-2-30 scope, let’s move on to the next section to understand distinct aspects associated with it.

Aspects Associated With IEC 60068-2-30

1. General Description

The test contains one or more temperature cycles in which the relative humidity will be maintained at the highest level. Moreover, the two identical variants of the cycle are provided, excluding the difference of temperature fall period during this part of the cycle, variant two allows wider tolerances of relative humidity, and the temperature rate falls. 

2. Test Chamber - Construction Requirements

The below mentioned are the constructions requirements of the test chamber, which needs to be met -

  • The temperature must be cyclically varied between 25-degree celsius +/- 3K and the relevant upper temperature prescribed by tolerance and rate of change must be done as provided in the standard.
  • The relative humidity in the working space must be maintained as provided in the IEC 60068-2-30. 
  • It must be ensured that the conditions prevailing in the working space are uniform and are identical to that of the vicinity of appropriate located temperature and humidity sensing devices. 
  • The specimens placed in the chamber are not subjected to heat radiation from the chamber condition processes.
  • The water used to maintain the humidity of the chamber must have resistivity of not below 500Ωm. While the condensed water needs to be constantly drained in the chamber and must not be used again unless it is re-purified. Also, proper care needs to be taken to ensure that no condensed water falls on the specimens.
  • The dimensions, properties, and/ or electrical loading of the test specimen must not influence the conditions of the chamber.

3. Severities 

  • The combination of upper temperature and number of cycles determines the test severity.
  • The severity can be chosen from the below mentioned -
  1. Upper temperature should be 40-degree celsius

Number of cycles could be 2, 6, 12, 21, and 56.

  1. Upper temperature should be 55-degree celsius

Number of cycles could be 1, 2, and 6.

How We Help Ensuring Conformance With IEC 60068 Specifications?

  • We will educate you concerning every aspect of IEC 60068.
  • We will check whether a product falls under the purview of the concerned standard, including whether a product complies with the standards or not, then, after mutual understanding, the project will move forward. 
  • There is no better place to obtain it than JR Compliance because we will analyze the product requirements to give clear guidelines.
  • JR Compliance has experienced expert professionals, who can assist you in the documentation, evaluation, and examination.
  • We are equipped with the necessary resources to conduct a virtual pre-audit to confirm whether your manufacturing unit and production process are complying with provided specifications or not. 
  • JR Compliance will schedule a meeting with the officer for a factory audit.
  • If you lack an in-house testing facility, we will help you in setting up one.
  • We will coordinate with an accredited laboratory for product testing.
  • We invest our sustained efforts to meet the startled queries or demands of concerned authorities.
  • In case of any concern, we assure to provide the finest solution.


IEC 60068, an International Standard applicable to electrical cables, which are usually used in the Mining industry and metro industries, is one of the major contributors to our economic development. Considering that, it is not only mandatory but necessary to ensure conformance with specifications mentioned in IEC 60068 with the purpose to introduce your product in the Indian market.

Keeping the importance of conformance with compliance in mind, we - JR Compliance, a leading compliance service provider are equipped with experts and resources to provide you with above and beyond support.

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