Condom packages often say "electronically tested". How can you test a condom electronically?
Although DUREX® condoms are now ready for packaging, they will not reach that stage until they have undergone a series of stringent Quality Control tests. This adherence to high quality standards has helped make DUREX® the leading condom brand in the world today. With a product such as a condom, where quality is vitally important to the user, it is essential that every reasonable effort is made to ensure the reliability of DUREX® condoms.
Electronic testing as well as the tests specified by national and international standards, DUREX® condoms are electronically tested. This involves each condom being stretched over a metal former and subjected to a voltage current. Any breakdown of the film is measured and minor flaws, even ones far too small to be detected by the human eye, result in the condom being instantly rejected.
IV. ELECTRONIC TESTING All condoms are electronically tested for pinholes in the manufacturing area. This is accomplished by subjecting them to a high-voltage test that rejects individual condoms that, due to pinholes, allow current to be conducted across the rubber film.
The latex has insulation properties. If a hole or defect is present, it will not insulate properly, hence rejected.