The Difference Between IP67 VS IP68 Waterproof Beacon

- Feb 29, 2020-

Recently, many customers have requirement with Waterproof Beacon, some customers need IP67 and other customers require IP68 beacon.

 

IP67 vs IP68: What do IP ratings mean?

IP is the name of the standard that was drawn up by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to determine how resistant an electrical device is to freshwater and common raw materials – like dirt, dust, and sand.

 

The first digit after IP is the rating the IEC assigned a unit for its resistance to solids. In this case, it’s six – which means no “harmful” dust or dirt seeped into the unit after being in direct contact with the matter eight-hours.

Protection grade

Protection

1

Protection 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

2

Protection from fingers or similar objects

3

Protection from tools, thick wires or similar objects

4

Protection from most wires, screws or similar objects

5

Partial protection from contact with harmful dust

6

Protection from contact with harmful dust 

 

About the water resistance rating

 

Protection grade

Protection

1

Protection against vertically dripping water

2

Protection against vertically dripping water when the device is tilted at an angle up to 15 degrees

3

Protection against direct sprays of water when the device is tilted at an angle up to 60 degrees

4

Protection from sprays and splashing of water in all directions.

5

Protection from low-pressure water projected from a nozzle with a 6.3mm diameter opening in any direction

6

Protection from water projected in powerful jets from a nozzle with a 12.5mm diameter opening in any direction

7

Protected from immersion in water with a depth of up to 1 meter (or 3.3 feet) for up to 30 mins

8

Protected from immersion in water with a depth of more than 1 meter (manufacturer must specify exact depth)

There are two leading ratings at present – seven and eight, with the former meaning that the device can be submerged in up to one meter of freshwater for half an hour, and the latter up to 1.5 meters for half an hour.

The customer could choose IP67 or IP68 beacon with the actual application. Normally, the IP67 beacon could meet many beacon solutions requirements. And currently, Feasycom has IP67 waterproof beacon, about the detail information, welcome to contact Feasycom team.