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IP Ratings

IP Ratings

Degree of protection to BS EN60529/DIN 0470

IP Ratings Guide

The IP classification system designates the degree of protection provided by an enclosure against sodid objects or water ingress. Table I shows degrees of protection against solid objects, Table II shows degrees of protection against water.
Table I (1st characteristic numeral)
Degree of Protection against solid objects
Table II (2nd characteristic numeral)
Degree of Protection against water
DIGIT
DIGIT
0


Non-protected
0


Non-protected
1


Protected against a solid object greater than 50mm, such as a hand.
1


Protected against dripping water.
2


Protected against a solid object greater than 12.5mm, such as a finger.
2


Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15º.
3


Protected against a solid object greater than 2.5mm, such as wire or a tool.
3


Protected against spraying water at an angle of up to 60º.
4


Protected against a solid object greater than 1.0mm, such as wire or thin strips.
4


Protected against splashing water from any direction.
5


Dust-protected.
Prevents ingress of dust sufficient to cause harm.
5


Protected against jets of water from any direction.
6


Dust tight.
No ingress of dust.
6


Protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water. Prevents ingress sufficient to cause harm.
 
 
7


Protection against temporary immersion between 15cm and 1m. Duration of test 30min
 
 
8


Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water.