Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)

Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) typically involves testing during development until the component reaches the end of its service life. During the test, the load is increased in stages until the assembly fails. Different loads such as vibrations and temperature increases are often combined.

A typical HALT in power electronics is to gradually increase the voltage until flashover occurs. This is intended to identify design weaknesses or limits during product development. Different suppliers can also be compared with each other.

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