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Waterproof Rating

Testing at Imperial College

Testing chamber at Imperial CollegeOur range has been tested to international waterproofing standards by the world-respected Engineering Research Centre at Imperial College, London.

 

In-House Testing

During manufacture we batch-test the Submersible cases in our pressure chamber for 5 minutes 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!

 

The IPX Scale

We rate our products 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.

 

 

 

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Waterproof Guage

IPX1

Stormproof 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

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

 

IPX3

Stormproof 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

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

 

IPX5

Stormproof 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

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 30ft / 10m.

 

Stormproof™ Range

Our Stormproof range of non-submersible pouches and bags are sealed using an industry standard roll-seal system. We call them “fire-hose proof”!

All our materials are coated with solid layers of either PU or TPU plastic, and all seams are either welded or sewn and then sealed with hot-melt tape to keep out water.