The Peerless-AV® Xtreme™ Outdoor Display underwent a Salt-Fog and Salt Spray test, simulating coastal conditions near the ocean. The Xtreme outdoor display passed the test with flying colors.

If you are unfamiliar with salt-fog and salt spray testing, it is conducted to determine the effectiveness of protective coatings and finishes on materials, as well as the effects of salt deposits on the physical and electrical aspects of a product.  Salt-Fog and Salt Spray testing is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive attack to coated samples in order to predict the suitability of the coating in use as a protective finish.

NTS conducted the corrosion testing, which meet the requirements of various regulatory standards as well as customized testing programs.

Peerless-AV’s Xtreme Outdoor Displays underwent the testing from April 4, 2015 to April 10, 2015.  The test specimens consisted of two 42’’ Xtreme fully-sealed outdoor displays, and testing was conducted according to MIL-STD-810G, method 509.5.

The two Xtreme displays were placed in the salt spray chamber and conditioned at a temperature of 35ºC for 2 hours.  The fog was then turned on and the two Xtreme displays were subjected to a salt fog environment at 35ºC for 24 hours using a neutral (6.5 to 7.2 pH) 5% salt water solution with a fallout rate of 1-2ml/hour/80cm².  After 24 hours, the Xtreme displays were allowed to dry at ambient room temperature with a humidity level less than 50%RH.  This was considered one cycle and a total of two cycles were performed, three in total.

Peerless-AV’s Xtreme Outdoor Displays continued to operate properly during and after the test, which means the displays fully passed the Salt Fog Test.  Other exciting things to note were that no water or salt got into the displays, and the chassis did not corrode during or after the testing.

The Peerless-AV outdoor display has the highest ratings for waterproof and dustproof in its class.  Passing the Salt Fog Test proves the unique fully-sealed design provides the ultimate protection against weather, water and dust.  There has never been an outdoor flat panel display like the Peerless-AV Xtreme display!

Salt spray chamger before test

Xtreme™ Outdoor Displays in the Salt Spray Chamber Before Test

Samples after test

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Samples after test 1

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Samples after test 3

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Samples after test 4

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