IP Ratings Chart

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IP Ratings Chart

The IP Code (or Ingress Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as International Protection Rating) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits.

The reference chart outlines the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the instrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture.  This classification system utilizes the letter “IP” (Ingress Protection) followed by two digits. (If an “X” is used for one of the digits meaning there is only one class of protection; i.e. IPX4 which addresses moisture resistance only.)

Technical Information

The First Digit – Degrees of Protection
Indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with moving parts and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.
The Second Digit – Degrees of Protection
Indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture.

SOLIDS

No Protection0
Protected against a solid object greater than 50mm such as a hand1
Protected agaisnt a solid object greater than 12.5mm such as a finger2
Protected agaisnt a solid object greater than 2.5mm such as a screwdriver3
Protected agaisnt a solid object greater than 1mm such as a wire4
Dust protected. Limited to ingress of dust permitted5
Dust tight. Zero ingress of dust permitted6

WATER

No Protection0
Protected against vertically falling drops of water. Limited ingress permitted1
Protected against vertically falling drops of water with enclosure tilted 15 degrees from vertical. Limited ingress permitted2
Protected agaisnt sprays to 60 degrees from the vertical. Limited ingress permitted3
Protected agaisnt water splashed from all directions. Limited ingress permitted4
Protected agaisnt jets of water. Limited ingress permitted5
Protected agaisnt strong jets of water. Limited ingress permitted6
Protected agaisnt the effects of immersion between 15cm and 1m for up to 1hr7
Protected agaisnt long periods of immersion under pressure8

Chart for reference Only. Please refer to AS60529. Diagrams used to illustrate the IP Rating do not have any relation to the Standards or the IP Rating System and should only be used as a guide.

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