IMPORTANT NOTICE - SEE BOTTOM TEXTWe have broken down the IP rating system in the into the following table:
For those working around swimming pools, where there is a real and ongoing risk to the radio being submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, we would recommend considering an IP67 rated radio such as the Icom IC-41Pro, or the Vertex Standard VX-456 at a minimum. We would also recommend an IP67 rated radio for extremely dusty environments, such a gold miners, or woodchip mills.
Whilst using a two-way radio on the job, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your communication link to your team, and your safety, is going to stand up to the environmental conditions your team are operating in. If you need any further recommendations on the right radio solution for your work application please contact us for an obligation free quotation.
Water Proof Radio Care
Depending on which radio you have purchased, it will have different waterproof ratings.
Eg. Submersion, depth, time in water etc. Even though the radio has waterproofing, care and preventative measures must be taken to eliminate corrosion should it be accidently dropped into the water to maintain warranty provisions. Please see the following steps to prevent corrosion and prevent void of warranty
- Radios must be washed down with warm clean water and wiped dry after a submersion,
- Protection covers must be fitted to side accessory connector
- Knobs must be in place – any removal can damage seals,
- Radios and chargers must be cleaned on a regular basis, we recommend weekly with warm clean water. Wiping your radios will remove chemicals and residue build up. This includes contacts on radios, batteries and battery chargers.