Waterproof Testing

Waterproof Testing
Water Resistance and Waterproof Testing
Applied Technical Services offers waterproof testing along with hundreds of other environmental testing services. Our lab experts are experienced in many industry standards including ISO 20653 and IEC 60529, which outline the procedures and ratings for ingress protection testing. ATS assists many manufacturers and product developers in qualifying and certifying their component’s durability.
Examples of IP Testing and Ratings
  • IP65 Enclosures — Resistant to Waterjets | Duration 15 Minutes or More | Water Volume 12.5 Litres per Minute | Pressure 30 kPa at distance of 3 m
  • IP66 Enclosures — Resistant to Powerful Waterjets | Duration 3 Minutes or More | Water Volume 100 Litres per Minute | Pressure 100 kPa at distance of 3 m
  • IP67 Enclosures — Protect Against Immersion up to 1 m | Duration 30 Minutes or More | Immersion at depth of at least 1 m measured from bottom of object and at least 15 cm measured from top of object
Negative Effects of Water and Humidity on Products
  • Operational Failures
  • Sub-Optimal Performance
  • Corrosion and Fatigue
  • Fogging
  • Fire/Shock Hazard
  • Electrical Shorts
  • Negative Visual Effects
  • Lubricant Reliability
  • Physical Damage Produced by Pressure
Common Products That Are Waterproof
  • Watches
  • Laptops
  • Phones
  • Tablets
  • Automotive Components
  • Scuba Gear
  • Gauges
  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • Boots
  • Luggage
  • Gloves
  • Electronic Components
  • Military Components
Ratings for Solids
  • IP1X — Deters solid objects greater than 50mm with 50N of force (i.e.- hand)
  • IP2X — Deters solid objects greater than 12.5mm with 10N of force (i.e.- finger)
  • IP3X — Deters solid objects greater than 2.5mm with 3N of force (i.e. – screwdriver)
  • IP4X — Deters solid objects greater than 1mm with 1N of force (i.e. – wire)
  • IP5X — Protects object from limited dust
  • IP6X — Object is dust tight
Ratings for Liquids (Water)
  • IPX1 — Protects against water falling vertically
  • IPX2 — Protects against water falling vertically with component tilted up to 15 deg.
  • IPX3 — Protects against water falling vertically with component tilted up to 60 deg
  • IPX4 — Protects against water splashing from all directions
  • IPX5 — Protects against jets of water with little water permitted
  • IPX6 — Protects against heavy seas of water projected with powerful jets
  • IPX7 — Protects against the effects of immersion in water between 15cm and 1m below surface from 30 minutes
  • IPX8 — Protects against the effects of immersion in water under pressure for long periods
  • IPX9 — Shields against the effects of high pressure temperature water jet

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