Do you know what do you mean by IP rating in walkie/talkie?
IP stands for Ingress Protection or the level of protection provided by radio enclosures. The first number after the letter P stands for “Solids Protection,” and the second digit stands for “Liquid Protection.”
IP stands for Ingress Protection or the level of protection provided by radio enclosures. The first number after the letter P stands for “Solids Protection,” and the second digit stands for “Liquid Protection.” “Solids” include things like fingers, hands, and dust. While “liquids” define moisture of many kinds. These standards are intended to provide more clarity than simply deeming every two-way radio waterproof. Otherwise, devices that can only withstand some water for short periods of time get lumped together with devices that can be submerged in water for 30 minutes or more.
Even electrical sockets get an IP rating. IP22 is the minimum requirement for interior electrical accessories. This number means outlets will not be damaged if someone tries to stick a finger inside, and they remain safe even if water drips over the outlet. Although, IP22 would be considered a low rating for two-way radios.
The most waterproof protection you can get is number 8. While the most solid protection you can get is a 6. That means the highest level of protection against liquids and solids comes from a rating of IP68. This specific rating indicates a device is completely protected against dust ingress, as well as long-term immersion up to a certain pressure.
Using the term “waterproof” suggests that no amount of water can damage a two-way radio. It’s important to note that electronics are more water resistant than waterproof. Just about any device will eventually incur damages if left submerged in water for too long or under too great of pressure.