If we compare IPX7 vs IP67, IPX7 means the product is only waterproof and can be submerged in water of 1-meter depth for 30-minutes. IP67 is better than IPX7 because it is fully dustproof and waterproof. IP67 can also be submerged in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1-meter and can be used in dirty places.
In IPX7, “X” means that particular device has not undergone test for protection against solid objects (dust). While in IP67, X has maximum value of “6” which shows that device is fully dustproof. In IPX7, X could be any number from 0-6 that we actually don’t know because the manufacturer has not tested device for it.
Read our complete IPX waterproof rating guide so you can understand fully about IP Ratings.
Which Product is better to buy, IPX7 or IP67?
Of course, you should go for IP67 as we have proved it is better than IPX7 from the above discussion. However, it is decided based on your need.
If you are going to use the product only at your home or in a clean area with no dust at all, you may go for IPX7 because it is waterproof and can bear water conditions and it is never going to face dust conditions.
On the other hand, if you are living in a dust area or anticipate using that product in such an area, you must look for an IP67 rating. IP67 and IP68 are also called weather-proof products because these can handle all types of weather conditions including rain and dust etc.
Devices that are used in extreme conditions should be both waterproof and dustproof. It is better if such devices are also drop-proof means that they can resist damages if accidentally fallen from your hands.
Related: IPX8 vs IP68
You now have a clear idea of IPX7 vs IP67 ratings. IP67 is better but you should buy it if you really need it as it is not mostly needed. IPX7 is perfect for use in rain, during showers, on beaches and pools, and many other water places.