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GMW3172 has been developed by General Motors (GM) to describe the environmental and durability requirements for testing electrical and electronic components in GM vehicles based on their mounting location. The requirements described in the standard specify the analytical, developmental, and validation requirements for activities of electrical and electronic components used in the GM vehicle's environment to ensure the vehicle's reliability over time.

There are four testing phases that complete GMW3172:

  1. Analysis: The first phase focuses on the design and reliability of the electrical components.
  2. Development: In this phase, the focus is set on evaluating the first samples and improving the design.
  3. Design Validation: During this phase, the focus is set on environmental, durability, and reliability in the designs and materials by providing quantitative and qualitative verification.
  4. Product Validation: This last phase focuses on the quantitative and qualitative verification for the environmental, durability, and reliability of the produced samples.

Avalon Test Equipment offers a variety of equipment to meet GMW3172 requirements. Rent from Avalon and Test With Confidence®.

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EM Test LD 200N Load Dump Generator

In stock and ready to rent at Avalon! Load Dump pulses simulate a sudden battery disconnection from the alternator.

EM Test UCS 200N100 Ultra-Compact Simulator

The UCS 200N100 by EM Test is in stock and ready to rent! The Ultra-Compact Simulator series for Automotive Transients unifies the capabilities of an EFT/Burst simulator, a Micro-pulse simulator, and the required coupling network into one box. Lab staff with over 20 years of technical experience. Customer service is our top priority. Immediate sales assistance along with same day shipments. Rent from Avalon Test Equipment.

Teseq NSG 5500-1 Automotive Transient Immunity Tester

Included in base system: HV Supply, Processor, Power Entry Module, RS232 Interface, IEEE Interface, CDN 5500 100A coupler, FT 5530 Fast Transient Generator, Autostar Software, traceable calibration certificate.

EM Test VDS 200N15 Automotive Voltage Drop Simulator 60V/15A

The VDS 200N series is used to simulate the various battery supply waveforms recommended by international standards and by car manufacturer requirements.

EM Test VDS 200N50 Voltage Drop Simulator

Voltage Drop Simulator, 60V/50A

EM Test PFS 200N100 Power Fail Simulator 80V100A

The PFS 200N Series Automotive Power Fail simulator is used to comply with standard requirements, mainly from vehicle manufacturers, to perform fast voltage dips ad drops (micro-interruptions). Some standards specify very fast rise and fall times below 1 microsecond an electronic switch.