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IEC60695 Glow Wire Tester

Description The glow wire tester is designed according to IEC60695-2-1 and IEC60695-2-13. Model GW-1

IEC60695 Glow-Wire Tester

1. Introduction

The glow wire tester is designed according to IEC60695-2-10 t0 IEC60695-2-13, UL746A, IEC829, DIN695 and VDE0471. The specific material and sharp heating wire is heated to specific temperature (550 ℃~960 ℃) for 1 min by max current, then vertical burns the EUT with certain pressure (0.95N) for 30s, then check if the test specimen and bedding material are burning, and count the burning time to judge the dangerousness of the specimen. Generally it is applied to test flammability, GWIT and GWFI of lighting lamps, electronic products and household appliances The equipment is applicable to flame resistance test of all levels of QC departments and corresponding enterprises.

Glow wire testing is an electrical safety test designed to evaluate the flame resistant properties of plastic materials used in electrical devices. Its purpose is to protect against the risk of fire from overheated or electrically energised parts which may cause the plastic material to ignite. This may occur in normal use, under reasonable abnormal use, malfunction or failure of the product. The glow wire simulates an over-heated part which then comes into contact with plastic materials.

The glow-wire test apparatus is controlled by single chips and push buttons, the shell is made of coating metal sheet, the test apparatus is built-in air exhaust, and the front panel is transparent for easy observation of the experimental process.

2. Parameters

Control units

single chips and push buttons

Glow-wire Loop

Diameter: 4mm ± 0.04mm

Material:   Ni/Cr(80/20)   

Sharp: 500W standardized loop, horizontally placed


Diameter: Φ1mm K type

Material: K type (The insulating sleeve heat resist to 1250 ℃)

Glow-Wire Heating Temperature

500 ℃ ~1000℃ (presettable)

temperature fluctuation < 3 ℃

Temperature Monitor

A thermocouple is placed at a distance of 100 mm between the glow wire device and the back panel of the cabinet, and an external temperature display instrument is provided

Flame Height

Measuring with a steel ruler

Thermal radiation baffle

Automatic masking

Pressure on test specimen


Maximum penetration depth

7mm ± 0.5mm   (adjustable)

Specimen moving speed

10mm /s ~25mm /s

Glow Time

30s±0.1s(1s ~ 999.9s adjustable)

Burning time

0-999.9s±0.1s (auto record)

Flame Chilling time

0-999.9s±0.1s (auto record)

Standard Silver Foil



Area: 2mm2

Ignition mat

White pine board with thickness of 10mm is covered with a layer of 12~30g/m2 wrapping tissue, 200±5mm below the sample.

Chamber volume

≥ 0.5m3 , matte black background, illuminance ≤ 20Lux, exhaust hole: Φ70mm (Power on automatic work)


1220mm * 600mm *1250mm (W*D*H), exhaust device: Φ100mm


220V/50Hz, 1KVA

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