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Ingress Protection (IP) rating explained


About a month back, I was involved in a bit of a heated discussion about the Samsung S7 phone and the salesman that was selling it. Samsung has gone to great lengths to claims that their phones are “water-resistant; IP 68 certified up to 30 min. in 1m of water.” To earn that IP 68 protection rating, the device needs to resist water in more than 1 meter for 30 minutes, so perhaps someone needs to do a new torture test under 1.1 meters of water to see if that IP 68 certification is actually deserved.

But this does not only stop with Samsung phones. Any device that claims the IP68 rating seriously needs to be taken to task.

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