Electric ignition source GWEPT

Glow Wire End Product Testing

This method is used to determine the flammability of end products using a glow wire loop.

The test is suitable for end products which are exposed to an electrically heated source.

GWEPTGlow Wire End Product Testing

Quelle: IEC 60695-2-11 Source: IEC 60695-2-11


24h / 15-35°C / 45-75 % relative humidity


Test temperature in °C 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900 960
Exposure time 30 s
The specimen is considered to have passed the test if one of the following conditions is satisfied:
  • The test specimen does not ignite
  • The test specimen ignites but all of the following apply:
    • The flames or incandescent burning (glow) are extinguished within 30 s of removing the glow wire, i.e. tE ≤ tA + 30 s
    • The specified underlay for the test specimen does not ignite