ISTA 6 Type H

Amazon Type H is for individually packaged TV’s and monitors that are more than 150 pounds (68 kg) with a girth more than 165 inches (4.19 m). The shipping method for these products is less than truckload (LTL) or individually-packaged products. Type H products use the standard handling method. The standard handling method, also referenced as floor loaded, is for individual packaged-products that are received at an Fulfillment Center with no pallet or with multiple packaged products on a single pallet and are intended to ship to the end consumer without a pallet. Type H products qualify for Amazon SIOC status and are tested based on the ISTA 6 SIOC Type H test sequence outlined below. It is important to keep in mind that TVs and monitors are considered non-fragile products.

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Type H – LTL Delivery of Individual Packaged TV/Monitor Greater Than 150 pounds (68 kg) OR Girth Greater Than 165 inches (4.19 m)

Sequence NumberTest CategoryTest TypeTest LevelRemarks
1Atmospheric Preconditioning TEST BLOCK 1Temperature and HumidityLab ambient, 12 hoursRequired
2Atmospheric Conditioning TEST BLOCK 1Controlled Temperature and HumidityTemperature and humidity chosen from tableOptional
3Shock TEST BLOCK 3Tip/Tip OverUse a 22 degree tip angleRequired for packages ≥48 in. (1.2 m)  tall and  any one base dimension < ½ the height; or for packages ≥ 30 in. (760 mm) tall and with a center of gravity vertical location > ½ the package height
4Shock TEST BLOCK 4Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 18 in (460 mm) maxRequired for packages =< 100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
5Shock TEST BLOCK 5Rotational FLAT Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
6Shock TEST BLOCK 6Rotational EDGE Drop9 in (230 mm)Required
7Shock TEST BLOCK 8Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
8Compression, Horizontal TEST BLOCK 9Clamping SimulationCalculated from formula Clamp in multiple orientations as directedRequired for any of the 2 axes with a width dimension >24 inches (610mm) and <75 inches (1905mm)
9Compression, Vertical TEST BLOCK 10Test in the intended shipping orientationCalculated from formula maintain force for 1 hourRequired, Machine, or weights and load spreader
10Vertical Vibration TEST BLOCK 13Random With Top LoadOverall Grms level of 0.54Required
11Shock TEST BLOCK 16Free-Fall Drop6 drops – 32 in (810 mm) maxRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg) – Do not catch packaged items
10Shock TEST BLOCK 20Inclined or Horizontal Impact48 in/sec (4 ft/sec) (1.2 m/sec) impact velocity or velocity changeRequired for packages =>100 pounds (45 kg)
12Shock TEST BLOCK 22Full Rotational Flat DropVaries with packaged-product dimensionsRequired
13Shock TEST BLOCK 24Concentrated Edge ImpactHazard Box dropped 16 inches (400 mm)Required- Hazard Box to be dropped to the screen side


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