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Marine Radio Standards IP-X7 vs. JIS7


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It seems as though you are correct.

I received the following explanation from;

Jim Eatock

jim@b-kelectric.com jimeatock@yahoo.com

B-K Electric, Inc.

501 N. Federal St.

Griggsville, IL 62340

And he confirms what you found.

"From a recent Icom Service Bulletin:


As of September 2004, Icom adopted the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 60529 waterproofing system for testing the waterproofness of its products. Nearly identical to the JIS (Japan Industrial Standards) rating scale Icom used for years, the IEC scale is more recognized on a worldwide basis.

Our current IC-F50 is JI-S7 rated and now equals IP-X7 (IEC rating). We’ve started changing our literature to reflect the new rating scale. No markings on the radios themselves will change."

The ratings are the same.

Thanks David.


Impex Serenity


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