What does waterproof mean exactly

LilPage LilPage
Sinnflut reality
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Sinnflut reality vibrator is listed as a waterproof one. What does waterproof mean exactly? Can I submerge it in the water?
05/16/2008
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Kathryn Kathryn
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Originally posted by LilPage
Sinnflut reality vibrator is listed as a waterproof one. What does waterproof mean exactly? Can I submerge it in the water?
In this case waterproof means that water won't damage it. If it gets wet it's ok, but something like in shower wet.
I'd not advice you to submerge it, esp don't get the charging port wet...that can make your toy die!
05/16/2008
Cock Wrangler Cock Wrangler
Definitely do not submerge in water! Basically this means that the toy is built to withstand some incidental wetness (like in a shower) and washing- but when washing in water be careful to avoid soaking the charging end.
05/19/2008
Lynx Lady Lynx Lady
Actually the charge port of this has nothing exposed at all, it charges from the two surfaces resting against each other rather than plugging in like other rechargables. I haven't brought mine in the tub but it has been in the shower and been washed all over under warm running water with no problems what so ever.
07/18/2008
Bulma Bulma
Submerging is fine with the Sinnflut toys. I have the Intensity, and it works great in the water. Nothing is exposed for the water to harm as the charge connectors are completely covered. Like Lynx Lady stated, nothing is exposed on this toy. My Sinnflut is my favorite tub toy because no water ever gets inside of it anywhere. Other "waterproof" toys I have do leak some water in, but this one does not.
08/11/2008
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I have several waterproof toys and I've found if they have the batteries sealed really good, there is no problem. A couple of mine have leaked around the battery area and they stopped working. We play with ours in the hot tub and they get fully submerged. Guess it depends on the product.
03/24/2009
Sammi Sammi
I've gotten several waterproof toys lately, and haven't had any problems using them in the shower or bath tub. As long as the battery compartment is sealed tightly, water shouldn't get in and affect it.
03/24/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
The Sinnflut Reality, just by the photos, seems to charge the same way that Sonicare Vibrating Toothbrushes (which, ironically, make great emergency vibrators). It charges a rechargeable battery housed inside the toy via use of magnets and alternating current (I'm not awesome at physics, so please forgive) which produces an induced voltage. In other words, there are no electrical bits hanging out that will die if you put it in the water, as all components seem to be safely encased inside the toy itself. It should be safe for full submersion.

Many toys that claim to be waterproof are usually only shower-proof. It's easy to tell how waterproof it will be just by examining its structure. Does it have a battery compartment? If so, is there a watertight seal that keeps water out when the cap is closed? Usually, it is relatively easy to tell. I've had a toy that claimed to be waterproof before, but I could very clearly see the inside of the toy through the gaps in the plastic!
03/26/2009
Firemeup Firemeup
You could also contact the manufacturer. I've found Fun Factory to be very responsive to my questions.
03/27/2009
Gary Gary
I suppose this would be another way to complicate things that everyone is already used to, but keep in mind that this is just my opinion. Right now there are two classifications for toys, splashproof and waterproof. I think that there should be a third classification in between these two called water resistant.

Something like a glass toy is truly waterproof. There is no way for water to get into any part of the toy that will render it unusable. Splashproof means that lube and cleaning are ok, but try not to get the toy too wet. So what about everything else?

Realistically, there a lot of products that manufactures say are indeed waterproof. These toys can however be damaged and even ruined if any water finds its way inside. Something with a rubber o-ring will normally keep moisture out, but, it might not be a good idea to submerge it in water. Also toys like this, over time, could lose their waterproof characteristics. To me this sounds like a water resistant toy.
03/29/2009
TinyTease TinyTease
One thing to keep in mind about "waterproof" toys is that, while they may be able to withstand being in water, if you are in a hot tub or a hot bath, prolonged submersion of your toy could cause it to overheat and melt the circuits.
03/31/2009
Sera Sera
Quote:
Originally posted by LilPage
Sinnflut reality vibrator is listed as a waterproof one. What does waterproof mean exactly? Can I submerge it in the water?
Well, I guess if you drop it in water, it's safe. I don't really know how long it should stay in the water, though.
08/24/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
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Originally posted by Gary
I suppose this would be another way to complicate things that everyone is already used to, but keep in mind that this is just my opinion. Right now there are two classifications for toys, splashproof and waterproof. I think that there should be a ... More
I agree with Gary. I've written some of my reviews to reflect that a toy is more "water resistant" than "waterproof" as it claims to be.
08/24/2010
kcordie kcordie
i appreciate waterproof toys because i can use them in the shower and i don't have to worry about my housemates finding out
08/27/2010
WICKA WICKA
when it's considered waterproof it can be submerged, soaked and washed in water anytime and water won't damage or affect the toy at all.
05/29/2012
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