A guide to IPX waterproof specifications

Some of the trackers and cameras covered on this web site have quoted IPX waterproof standards. Some of the advertising pictures can be a little misleading so here is what the standards mean:

IPX-0
No special protection

IPX-1
Protected against falling water
Equivalent to 3-5mm rainfall per minute for a duration of 10 minutes. Unit is placed in its normal operating position.

IPX-2
Protected against falling water when tilted up to 15 degrees 
Same as IPX-1 but unit is tested in 4 fixed positions – tilted 15 degrees in each direction from normal operating position.

IPX-3
Protected against spraying water 
Water spraying up to 60 degrees from vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min.

IPX-4
Protected against splashing water 
Same as IPX-3 but water is sprayed at all angles.

IPX-5
Protected against water jets 
Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.

IPX-6
Protected against heavy seas 
Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters.

IPX-7
Protected against water immersion 
Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

IPX-8
Protected against water submersion 
The equipment is suitable for continual submersion in water under conditions which are identified by the manufacturer.

Source : http://www.sourcingchinaproducts.com/blog/product-regulation/ipx-waterproof-specifications/

 

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