IPX Ratings: Why They’re Important

IP ratings, or Ingress Protection ratings, come from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Each of the 2 numbers in IP ratings matches to a different level of security: the first shows how well the gadget secures versus strong particles like dust, as well as the 2nd indicates how well it protects against fluid ingress, or water. Even even worse, if the battery on a device doesn’t have a sufficient IPX rating– or worse, has no score at all– insurance policy may not cover any type of problems.