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Waterproof Rating

pressure tank

The IPX Scale

 

Our products are rated according to the international standard IEC 60529 – “Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures”.

This standard was developed by a technical committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

In the USA it’s been adopted as an American National Standard by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

And it’s identical to the Japanese JIS standard.

 

In-House Testing

 

During manufacture we batch-test the Submersible cases in our pressure chamber at 1.0 bar, which is equivalent to 33ft (10.1m) of water.

We also do a simple, manual squeeze-in-a-basin test (sometimes it’s the real-life tests that really count!)

 

 

 

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Waterproof Guage

IPX1

Stormproof Rating
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TrailProof Rating

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

 

IPX2

Stormproof Rating
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TrailProof Rating

Protected against vertically falling water when tilted up to 15º from vertical.

 

IPX3

Stormproof Rating
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TrailProof Rating

Protected against spraying water - Water spraying up to 60º from vertical at 10 litres per minute for 5 minutes at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2.

 

IPX4

Stormproof Rating
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TrailProof Rating

Protected against splashing water - Same as IPX3 but water is sprayed at all angles.

 

IPX5

Stormproof Rating
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TrailProof Rating

Protected against low-pressure water jets - Water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 litres per minute at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 metres.

IPX6

Stormproof Rating
Or
TrailProof Rating

Protected against heavy seas/temporary flooding - Water projected at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 litres per minute at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 metres.

IPX7

Submersible Rating

Protected against temporary immersion - The case will withstand immersion for up to 5 seconds to a depth of 3 feet/1 metre.

 

IPX8

Submersible Rating

Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure - The case is suitable for immersion for at least 30 minutes to a depth of at least 30ft / 10m.