Can walkie talkies be waterproof?

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Of course, the answer is definitely yes! As we know, walkie talkies have a range waterproof levels from IPX0 to IPX8. The common waterproof grades include IPX4, IPX5, IPX6, IPX7 and so on. The higher the number, the better the waterproof rating and effectiveness.

But do you guys know how the waterproof capabilities vary across these different levels of waterproof walkie talkies? And how should we go about choosing the most suitable waterproof walkie-talkie for our needs?

An IPX4-rated walkie-talkie holds a waterproof rating of level 4, meaning it can withstand only light raindrops. It’s suitable for individuals who often use it outdoors. If you’re caught in light rain, you can quickly seek shelter to prevent rain from affecting the walkie-talkie. Such walkie talkies are particularly handy for unexpected outdoor rain situations, preventing raindrops from seeping into the device and causing operational issues due to internal moisture. However, it’s important to note that IPX4-rated devices shouldn’t be exposed to heavy rainfall for prolonged periods.

An IPX6-rated walkie-talkie can endure continuous water splashes and streams. It’s especially suitable for scenarios like fish ponds, outdoor adventures, and waterfall photography.

IPX7-rated walkie-talkies can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes and still function normally. They are ideal for seaside activities, fishing boats, ships, and maritime transportation. Waterproof walkie-talkies not only possess excellent waterproof capabilities but also exhibit strong resistance against moisture and corrosion. They are particularly fitting for environments frequently exposed to rain, strong winds, high salt density, and humidity.

So, how can walkie-talkies made into waterproof? Generally, there are two approaches, one is using waterproof materials and the other is using waterproof design and waterproof seals.

Walkie talkies manufactured by Chierda employ a structurally waterproof design. The radio’s body and speaker are sealed with waterproof seals, and the design meticulously ensures the alignment of these seals and components. This ensures impeccable waterproof capabilities for each unit.

 At Chierda, we adhere to stringent waterproof testing standards. Every IP67-rated waterproof walkie-talkie must undergo two rigorous waterproof tests before hitting the market. The first test employs a specialized multifunctional sealing tester that simulates the pressure a walkie-talkie would experience underwater. This evaluates the pressure each waterproof walkie-talkie can endure. Only when a unit can withstand pressures greater than 12KPa can it be deemed a genuine waterproof walkie-talkie.

Additionally, we conduct a second test by submerging the waterproof walkie-talkie in a one-meter-deep water tank for 30 minutes, followed by an assessment of its waterproof condition. Only those that pass both these two rigorous tests earn the title of an IP67-rated waterproof walkie-talkie.

So, do you now have a better understanding of waterproof walkie-talkies? Are you considering purchasing one? If so, don’t hesitate to send us an inquiry!

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