Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (src_forum@alionscience.com )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: Richard Golek
Date posted: Thu Sep 21 12:42:14 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: glass thermistors with axail leads
Message:
We have begun forming the leads on axial thermistors with glass bodies. 50 to 90X visual inspection reveals small cracks near the glass/lead interface on a small percentage of the parts. Our own test program has just begun, and the vendor has not been able to supply more data. I am looking for comments on what the long term humidity and resistance effects may be, paticularly in a tropical but benign environment. Thank you.

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