Rugged Testing

Rugged electronics are just what the name suggests! These laptops, tablets, and PDAs are tough enough to withstand the worst of the elements. Whether it is drops, falls, spills, or extreme changes in temperature, these devices are the best option for a wide variety of jobs needing instant access to electronic information. These devices can take a beating in any environment. But how exactly is it determined if these devices are truly as durable and reliable as advertised? The technicians who make them put these devices through a series of 28 rigorous tests to ensure they meet MIL-STD requirements to qualify as rugged. MIL-STD is a testing standard by the US Department of Defense. This means that rugged electronics are strong enough for the military. If your device can withstand a battlefield, it will be able to hold up against whatever you can throw at it.

Perhaps the most important test rugged laptops are put through are drop tests. To qualify, these devices must survive 26 drops on each face, edge, and corner. Each drop is from roughly the height of a person to simulate the most common cause of drops: human error. Other tests to determine whether an electronic can be qualified as rugged include the reaction of the device to:

  • Water
  • High temperature
  • Low temperature
  • Change in temperature
  • Dust
  • Sand
  • Intense vibration
  • Sun radiation
  • Ice
  • Fog
  • Fungus
  • Ballistic shock

With these rigorous standards, you know you can depend on your rugged electronics to stand up to the challenge. Shop our selection at OC Rugged Laptops to find the best match for you!