MIL-STD-202G (W/ CHANGE 2), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENT PARTS (28-JUN-2013)
MIL-STD-202G (W/ CHANGE 2), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TEST METHOD STANDARD: ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL COMPONENT PARTS (28-JUN-2013)., This standard establishes uniform methods for testing electronic and electrical component parts,
including basic environmental tests to determine resistance to deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions
surrounding military operations, and physical and electrical tests. For the purpose of this standard, the term
\"component parts\" includes such items as capacitors, resistors, switches, relays, transformers, inductors, and others.
This standard is intended to apply only to small component parts, weighing up to 300 pounds or having a root mean
square test voltage up to 50,000 volts unless otherwise specifically invoked. The test methods described herein have
been prepared to serve several purposes:
a. To specify suitable conditions obtainable in the laboratory that give test results equivalent to the actual
service conditions existing in the field, and to obtain reproducibility of the results of tests. The tests
described herein are not to be interpreted as an exact and conclusive representation of actual service
operation in any one geographic location, since the only true test for operation in a specific location is an
actual service test at that point.
b. To describe in one standard (1) all of the test methods of a similar character which appeared in the various
joint or single-service electronic and electrical component parts specifications, (2) those test methods which
are feasible for use in several specifications, and (3), the recognized extreme environments, particularly
temperatures, barometric pressures, etc., at which component parts will be tested under some of the
presently standardized testing procedures. By so consolidating, these methods may be kept uniform and
thus result in conservation of equipment, man-hours, and testing facilities. In achieving these objectives, it is
necessary to make each of the general tests adaptable to a broad range of electronic and electrical
c. The test methods described herein for environmental, physical, and electrical tests shall also apply, when
applicable, to parts not covered by an approved military specification, military sheet form standard,
specification sheet, or drawing.