Wind & Rain Resistance

Stormy night with heavy rains

You can't always control when you'll be working in blowing wind or rain, but you can keep your critical data and mobile workflows from being compromised as a result. Whether you're delivering goods against tight deadlines or troubleshooting utility infrastructure during weather-related outages, you need a tough mobile computer that will work as hard as you do even when it's windy or wet outside. All Zebra rugged tablets are designed with unique wind resistance and rain resistance features so you can power through the most extreme weather conditions and protect your hard work while on the move.

Zebra Tablets MIL-STD-810G Tested for Wind & Rain-Resistance

Neither wind nor rain should blow your mobile work off track. That's why Zebra evaluates the strength of its rugged tablets against blowing rain and blowing wind using MIL-STD-810G rain testing standards. As a result, all of Zebra's tough mobile computers are able to resist water penetration and damage when exposed to rain, water spray or dripping water during storage, transit or operation. In fact, all of our rain-resistant tablets carry at least an IP52 rating, with many boasting an IP65 or IP67 rating for liquid protection.

In particular, we test our rugged, fully rugged and ultra-rugged tablets against:

  • Rain and blowing rain to evaluate the rugged tablet's strength when used outdoors. The water is at least 10 degrees C colder than the device, and wind sends the water droplets at the device for 30 minutes.
  • Dripping water and other water spray that is not the result of rain. This can include exposure to splashing water or direct jet sprays.
  • Full immersion in water up to 3-feet (1 meter) deep. This test is primarily conducted for ultra-rugged tablets that carry an IPX7 rating or higher.

The Zebra XSLATE L10 fully rugged tablet, for example, is waterproof up to 140L/hr, per square meter for 15 minutes. Each side is also resistant against wind-driven rain for up to 30 minutes when exposed to 40 mph winds.

The Zebra XC6 DSMR ultra-rugged tablet, though, can resist up to 4 inches of blowing rain per hour (101.6 mm/hour) for up to 30 minutes when wind speeds don't exceed 40 mph.

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