Waterproof, water-resistant, weatherproof, and weather-resistant are terms used to describe the degree of protection a device has against water and weather elements.
- Waterproof means that a device is designed to resist water and can be submerged or exposed to water without damage. It is usually indicated by an IP rating, with the highest rating being IP68, which can withstand submersion in water up to a certain depth and time.
- Water-resistant means that a device can resist water to some degree, but it is not completely waterproof. It can handle splashes, rain, and minor exposure to water, but it cannot be submerged in water or exposed to heavy rain for an extended period.
- Weatherproof refers to a device’s ability to withstand exposure to different weather conditions, such as extreme temperatures, sunlight, wind, and rain. It can resist damage from weather elements, but it is not necessarily waterproof.
- Weather-resistant is a term used to describe a device that can resist the impact of weather elements to some degree, but it may not provide complete protection. It is usually designed to handle minor exposure to weather elements and may not be suitable for extreme weather conditions.