We have successfully passed the IPX8 test for our Ultrasonic Portable wind instrument.
ITAINNOVA has carried out an IP Protection Rating Test following these standard:
- UNE 20324:1993 - DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE) (IEC 529.1989).
- UNE 20324/1M:2000.
- UNE 20324:2004 ERRATUM.
- UNE 20324:1993/2M:2014.
The Ultrasonic Portable has been certified by an approved independent laboratoty (ITAINNOVA) as IPX8. In order to get that IPX8 code certificacion, ULTRASONIC PORTABLE has successfully passed a 30 minutes water immersion test at a depth of 10 meters (1bar) with no water ingress. We have also run more severe tests in house with successfull results (even though they are not certified).
However, reaching IPX8 30 min-10 m does not yield warranty of waterproofness at 10 m. The same rationale applies to swimming watches; a watch needs to be tested at 30-50 meters depth to be considered water-resistant at a swimming depth of around 1 meter. For going deeper than (snorkeling, diving) watches are individually tested up to 200-500 m!
Detail of the sensor used to measure the pressure.
Test results summary, in red the IP Protection Rating result.