What is IP67?
The IP degrees are the acronym for “International Protection”, it is the freshwater certification that ensures that a device meets the standards of protection against the elements, which belong to the IEC 60529 protection standard. Most phones have IP5X and IP6X levels, which means that they are totally resistant to dust and should not enter in any way. But with water, things change. If they have IP67 or IP68 they will be resistant to water but in different measures.
One of the common features of modern smartphones and electronic devices is “IP” protection or certification. It is a standard that shows the level of resistance against the elements, so it is important to know if a device can be submerged in water or not.
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What Can IP68 Protection Do?
In short, the IP68 water resistance allows you to submerge the device in water at a depth of up to one meter, for a maximum time of 30 minutes. In this sense, when obtaining the certification, the manufacturers have to indicate the depth and the exact time to which the device can be submerged. For example, if you want your device with IP68 to last as long as possible, you should follow the following tips:
When you immerse the device in any liquid, you should dry it as soon as you remove it, so that moisture does not condense inside, which could cause damage.
You should never expose devices with IP68 protection to water currents such as the jet from a tap or the waves of the sea.
Unfortunately, If you have submerged the terminal in a liquid other than freshwater, you should immediately wash it with fresh water. Do it gently and dry it immediately with a clean, soft cloth.
Now that you know what IP68 is and the rest of the nomenclatures, you will have no problems distinguishing IP67 from IP68, as well as being clear about IP65 protection.
Is IP67 Waterproof?
Yes, if you want to know how long it can be submerged, you will have to refer to the user manual of the device, since the developers must explain in detail the time and depth to which a device can be submerged.
On the other hand, although it is becoming less common, some terminals show an X in the first digit, for example, IPX7. It indicates that the device is watertight, so it will not be affected by humidity, being able to submerge, but it does not have any type of protection against dust and solid bodies. As we have said, this is a type of protection that is no longer usually found in mobile phones, since almost all terminals have a degree 6 of protection against solid bodies. In this sense, Samsung mobiles usually have an IP68 certificate against water, so they are totally waterproof.