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RE: [APD] Re: Power Compacts
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew McLeod [mailto:thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 9:04 AM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] Re: Power Compacts
> On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 13:31:05 -0800 (PST), S. Hieber
> <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> > I've seen lamp sockets presented as water-resistant but
> > never waterproof. Waterproof sockets will be hard to find. But some
> > common sense can guide one a long way.
> > If the pins develop any corrosion, then they are probably
> getting too
> > much moisture.
> > Scott H.
> Arcadia sell them.
> They sell ballasts with IP64 (water resistant) endcaps and
> IP67 (waterproof) end caps. Supposedly (according to the
> chart below) the IP67 endcaps are more than sufficient for
> 'heavy seas & streaming water'.
> PS I still don't recommend reaching into the tank to remove a
> fallen fluorescent!
> The IP code:
> 1st Digit
> Protection from Solid Objects
> 0 No Protection
> 1 Protected against solid objects greater than 50 mm
> 2 Protected against solid objects greater than 12 mm
> 3 Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5 mm
> 4 Protected against solid objects greater than 1.0 mm
> 5 Dust Protected
> 6 Dust Tight
> 2nd Digit
> Protection from Moisture
> 0 No Protection
> 1 Protected against vertically dripping water
> 2 Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15°
> 3 Protected against spraying water @ up to 60° from vertical
> 4 Protected against splashing water from all directions
> 5 Protected against water jets
> 6 Protected against heavy seas & streaming water
> 7 Protected against effects of short-term immersion
> 8 Protected against submersion
Wouldn't a IP 67 still just be water resistant? In reality, it would have to be rated an 8 to be truly water proof.
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