Here are a few reasons one might select electrical test.
- Electronic components are expensive.
- Time is valuable
- Issue can arise in manufacturing that cannot be seen with the naked eye
- In manufacturing there will always be a small percentage of natural failure
Electrical testing ensures that the boards you receive can be assembled without issues. Even a well designed pcb can experience issues in manufacturing. Electrical test catches errors before they get to you or your assembly house. We stand behind our work 100%. Even if you do not order electrical test any pcbs found with manufacturing related failures will be replaced at no charge.
In my opinion the most important reason for electrical testing is the time saved in assembly. Stuffing a board with shorts is frustrating, time consuming and replacing parts can be very costly.