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IP ratings explained

Ingress Protection (IP) ratings measure how resistant a device is against dust and water.

IP ratings usually have two numbers:

IP RATINGS EXPLAINED

What ARE IP RATINGS?

IP (Ingress Protection) ratings classify the level of protection that the casing of a device provides against
solids and liquids entering into and damaging the device. They are usually made up of two digits:

First Digit: Solids

 

First Digit: Solids

The first digit tells you how effective the walkie-talkie is at preventing solids getting in. This figure is rarely seen as anything other than 5, 6 or X (dust resistant, dustproof or no protection from solid ingress).

Second Digit: Liquids

 

Second Digit: Liquids

The second digit shows how well the radio is protected from liquid damage. A walkie-talkie can be anything from weatherproof or splashproof right up to fully waterproof. See our visual guide below for more information.

How RESISTANT DOES MY RADIO NEED TO BE?

ESTANQUIDAD

Splashproof

Radios with a very low level of water resistance, capable of resisting splashes of water. For users who want peace of mind but are not likely to use their radio outside very often.

Waterproof

Waterproof

Radios which can be fully immersed in water, suitable for any level of exposure to liquids including splashes, rainfall, jets and even significant periods completely underwater.

Weatherproof

Weatherproof

Radios which can withstand light or heavy rain. For users who need to use their walkie-talkie outside but are not likely to encounter bodies of water the radio could potentially fall into.

Marine

Marine

Radios programmed to use additional frequencies at sea. Often waterproof but only necessary for use on boats and other sea craft.

IP RATING GUIDE

IP RATING GUIDE