IPX7 - degree of protection of the device against moisture
In modern life there is a lotspheres of human activity that require the use of various electronic devices, but the conditions in which they will be used require additional protection from all sorts of unfavorable factors. Therefore, the technology of various industrial companies develop devices that would have an increased degree of protection against the penetration of harmful elements inside the device.
There are different degrees of protection from various factors. Let's deal with only one of them. This IPX7 - the degree of protection of the device from moisture ingress.
There is a gradation of the device's integrity from moisture, and IPX7 is the designation of one of the highest degrees of security.
IP: classification of degrees of protection
To describe the degree of protection of various devicesThe international classification has been developed, received the designation, consisting of two letters: IP, which designate the system itself. As a rule, after them put also 2 digits, denoting the degree of security of the device.
Each device manufactured by industry,has a certain degree of protection from extraneous effects, which can be designated as IPxx, where instead of each x, the numbers that define the security of the device are set. And the first of them indicates the safety of the device from getting foreign objects. The highest degree of security in this case - the sixth. It shows that the device is protected from dust.
The second digit always indicates securitythe device from moisture. For example, if the designation on the product looks like IPX7, the degree of protection against moisture will be almost maximum, but the security against the penetration of solid foreign objects (sand, dust, etc.) is not regulated.
Let's take a closer look at protecting the device from moisture.
Degrees of protection against moisture
In total there are eight degrees in the classificationprotection from moisture. And IPX7 - the degree of protection is second in quality. If we consider the table that determines the parameters of these steps, then it is easy to see how the last two of the listed ones differ from each other. So, if the degree of protection is IPX7, the decoding of this designation says that the device can fall under the water for a short time without consequences, to a depth of up to one meter.
To a higher degree of safety will bebelong to devices that will continue to work, being under water for half an hour and longer, at a depth of more than one meter. It should be noted that in the modern world there are many devices that need a degree of protection against water IPX7, but of all of them we will consider only one. These phones are suitable for this standard.
Phones with increased protection against moisture
Not so long ago, phones were the maingadgets that have the IPX7 protection level. Most often they were used in places where contact with moisture was permanent. Such devices were quite expensive. And one of their advantages was the possibility to continue working even after a short time in the water at a shallow depth.
It's no secret that often the main reason for the saleUsed phones are that they have already found themselves in the water and begin to malfunction. Usually they are called drowned, because such gadgets are not subject to repair. But recently some phone manufacturers have not only switched to the release of waterproof phones, but also actively started to master the market of smartphones having the code IPX7. The degree of protection of this level is especially widely used in the devices of the companies "Motorola" and "Apple."
Ways to achieve increased protection against moisture
Modern technologies are already on thatlevel, when the class IPX7 (the degree of protection of the phone) is achieved not at the expense of the appearance of the device. After all, not so long ago, the phone, protected by the standard IP67, could easily be identified by a unique case that preserves the gadget. And modern smartphones are practically the same as their counterparts with less protection. In addition, Apple announced that all models of watches produced by it have a degree of protection IP67. Therefore, any owner of such a device can even fearlessly take a shower in them. But, of course, not all users of this product decide on such an experiment, since the cost of such smart watches exceeds four hundred dollars.
Application of the degree of protection IPX7 in other areas of technology
Telephony is not the only area wherethis standard applies. Most of the equipment that has this degree of protection is used in the fleet, regardless of whether it is civilian or military. Also, such devices are equipped with lifeguards operating under extreme conditions. And of course, in scientific research without such devices can not do. Therefore, in the future, technologists will work to increase the degree of protection of various equipment.