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  Waterproof - proper testing
  Posted by: willi_h2o on Jan-30-14 7:43 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jan-30-14 7:48 PM EST --

Waterproof means exactly that - no intrusion !

The testing standard of IEC 529 level 7
is designated "IPX7" and is equivalent to JIS 7.

Basically designates equipment can survive
immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

The classification of IPX7 is for temporary
(i.e. accidental) immersion in water.
It is not for continuous underwater use.

IEC 529 (European Community Specification)
or International Electrotechnical Commission
and JIS2-8 (Japanese Industry Standard)
have graduated test levels of #2 - #8

Salt water - marine usage - is a very harsh world
Michigan has fresh water, we are a bit lucky


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