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Waterproof Protective Ratings (ideal for understanding outdoor plugs)

IP Ratings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

  • IPX7 and IPX8 ratings are closely related. Devices with either rating are considered waterproof.
  • IP44: protected against water splashing from any angle.
  • IP55: protected against water jets projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) from any angle.
  • IP64: protected from solid objects, and against water splashing from any angle

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) in many electrical devices plus phone cases and other casings TDS reviews:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TPU

United Military Standard is a description you’ll read in various reviews mostly about protective cases. Here is the lowdown on what that means: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIL-STD-810

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