- Joined Oct 3, 2010
This question is semi-related to my previous post "A few questions about potting". What I am curious of is what about physical jarring and g-forces harms electronics? And why? In my mind, a solid state component should not be effected by anything except extreme heat/cold, incorrect application of current, and direct phsical abuse. I think that if a circuit were suspended in potting or other medium where direct contact were not able to be made with it, then it should be fine no matter how many "g"s you put on it. Yet, electronics are rated for g-forces and sure enough, if you drop your cell phone, chances are that it won't work anymore. why is this?