IP-67 Rating

IP67 Rated Asset Tracker

Debris and Moisture Resistant

IP Rating System

The IP rating, or Ingress Protection Rating, is a “system for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment, establish by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IP code consists of two numbers, the first representing debris intrusion and the second representing moisture intrusion. The higher the number the more resistant the component is to intrusion. The IP does not include hypens but simply IP##. When an IP rating replaces a number with an X, the component has not been tested against that type of intrusion.

Solid Protection

IP CodeProtectionObject size
0No protectionN/A
1Protection from contact with any large surface of the body, such as the back of a hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part, such as a fingerLess than 50mm
2Protection from fingers or similar objectsLess than 12.5mm
3Protection from tools, thick wires or similar objectsLess than 2.5mm
4Protection from most wires, screws or similar objectsLess than 1mm
5Partial protection from contact with harmful dustN/A
6Protection from contact with harmful dustN/A

 

Moisture Protection

IP CodeProtectionTest durationUsage
0No protectionN/AN/A
1Protection against vertically dripping water10 minsLight rain
2Protection against vertically dripping water when device is tilted at an angle up to 15 degrees10 minsLight rain
3Protection against direct sprays of water when device is tilted at an angle up to 60 degrees5 minsRain and spraying
4Protection from sprays and splashing of water in all directions.5 minsRain, spraying and splashing
5Protection from low-pressure water projected from a nozzle with a 6.3mm diameter opening in any direction3 mins from a distance of 3 metersRain, splashing and direct contact with most kitchen/bathroom faucets
6Protection from water projected in powerful jets from a nozzle with a 12.5mm diameter opening in any direction3 mins from a distance of 3 metersRain, splashing, direct contact with kitchen/bathroom faucets, outdoor use in rough sea conditions
7Protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter (or 3.3 feet) for up to 30 mins30 minsRain, splashing and accidental submersion
8Protected from immersion in water with a depth of more than 1 meter (manufacturer must specify exact depth)VariesRain, splashing and accidental submersion

 

Waterproof

The term waterproof is a misnomer in the world of electronics. Nothing is waterproof but resistant to water pressure. All electronics can leak if enough pressure is applied under the right conditions. In general, electronics may be weatherproof or weather resistant which represent fall less invasive pressures. Read more

As a rule of thumb, weatherproof GPS trackers should not be pressure washed at less than 3′ in order to maintain moisture integrity.

Water Pressure

Water RatingsProtectionUsage
1 ATMWithstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 10 meters (33 feet)Improved resistance to rain and splashes. No showering or swimming.
3 ATMWithstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 30 meters (98 feet)Rain, splashing, accidental submersion and showering. No swimming.
5 ATMWithstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters (164 feet)Rain, splashing, accidental submersion, showering, surface swimming, shallow snorkeling
10 ATMWithstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters (328 feet)Rain, splashing, accidental submersion, showering, swimming and snorkeling. No deep water scuba diving or high-speed water sports.
20 ATMWithstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 200 meters (656 feet)Rain, splashing, accidental submersion, showering, swimming, snorkeling, surface diving and water sports. No deep water diving.

 

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