Is my Active 10 / 12 device waterproof?

posted this on 9 Feb 2017

Both the Active10 and Active12 have an Ingress Protection rating of 65 (IP65)

The first digit refers to the "solid particle protection" the GPS possesses. This rating ranges from 0-6 with zero being "No protection against contact and ingress of objects" and six being "No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight)".

The second digit refers to the “liquid ingress protection” or level of waterproof. This rating ranges from 0-8 with zero being totally unprotected from contact with water and eight being capable of continuous immersion in water beyond one meter deep.

An IP65 rated GPS such as the Active12 is considered fully dust tight and has a waterproof rating of “water jets” which signifies it is protected up to “water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.” In most areas, this level of protection is more than sufficient for outdoor use even through rain, splashes, etc.
Please note this is when all seals are closed correctly

If the device is being used with a 'ProShield' the rating is increased to IP67 - which means the device is protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m.

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