IP Ratings Explained
The IP Code consists of two letters (IP) and two numbers. IP ratings indicate specific levels of sealing effectiveness from dirt, dust, and moisture, and were developed to create a definable standard beyond vague words as “waterproof”.
For example, the first number indicates how much protection the enclosed electronic equipment has from foreign bodies as dust, dirt, and debris; the second number indicates how much protection the radio’s enclosed electronic parts have from various forms of moisture as drips, sprays, and full submersion.
Discount Two-Way Radio offers many different IP rated radios, but our most popular IP rated radios have an IP54 rating, a IP65 rating, and a IP67 rating. But what exactly do these numbers mean? Below is a quick reference that explains these numbers in simple terms: