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[Q] Effect of salt water?

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By kabauterman, Senior Member on 17th June 2014, 01:37 PM
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Hello Guys,

I know the Z2 is Waterproof for 30 min at maximum 1.5 m deep in freshwater.

Saltwater, as far as I have read, is an absolute no go.

But my question is just, why?

Saltwater has a little higher thickness so it can no enter the phone as easy as freshwater does.
But it is highly corrosive to unprotected metal.

But of course the phones frame is made of aluminium wich is highly corrosion proof up to a pH-value of 9, saltwater has something arround 8.

So from the simple chemical point there should be no problem and Youtube shows in several videos that some brave people allready have done this.

So, what are the effects of saltwater and will it be enoght so wash it is freshwater afterwards?

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17th June 2014, 01:42 PM |#2  
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I think it's about the seals. They are made of rubber, which can be (up to Sony, I don't know if it's truth) damaged by saltwater.

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17th June 2014, 02:20 PM |#3  
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yes Salt is obviously harder and rougher than water in some respects so salty water will actualy erode even the glass on your device a bit more, its probably not a good idea to keep your phone in salt water for long at all
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I am just afraid of the headphone jack and the Speakers/Microphone outlets..

ok you can seal the headphone jack easily but what will happen to the microphone or the speakers..

I've just read something here:
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I've damaged my headphone jack because of salt water.
I used my phone in sea water and the phone doesn't connect headphones, anymore.
The outlet is green (inside). I've tried to clean it with fresh water but it still doesn't work .
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