IEC 60068-2-30:2005 Determines the suitability of components, equipment or other articles for use, transportation and storage under conditions of high humidity - combined with cyclic temperature changes and, in general, producing condensation on the surface of the specimen. If the test is being used to verify the performance of a specimen whilst it is being transported or stored in packaging then the packaging will normally be fitted when the test conditions are being applied. For small, low mass specimens, it may be difficult to produce condensation on the surface of the specimen using this procedure; users should consider the use of an alternative procedure such as that given to IEC 60068-2-38. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are listed below:
- editorial changes,
- addition of normative references,
- addition of guidance for temperature tolerances,
- period for recovery has been extended.
It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with IEC Guide 104.