INGRESS PROTECTION (IP) RATING

FIRST CHARACTERISTIC NUMERAL

Protection against solid foreign objects Degree of protection for people against access to hazardous parts with:
IP Example Tests
0 No protection. Non-protected
1 Full penetration of 50mm diameter of sphere not allowed. Contact with hazardous parts not permitted. Back of hand
2 Full penetration of 12.5mm diameter of sphere not allowed. The jointed test finger shall have adequate clearance from hazardous parts. Finger
3 The access probe of 2.5mm diameter shall not penetrate. Tool
4 The access probe of 1mm diameter shall not penetrate. Wire
5 Limited ingress of dust permitted (no harmful deposit). Dust protected WIRE
6 No ingress of dust. Dust tight

SECOND CHARACTERISTIC NUMERAL

Protection against solid foreign objects Degree of protection for people against access to hazardous parts with:
IP Example Tests
0 No protection. Non-protected
1
Protection against vertically falling drops of water
Vertically dripping
2
Protected against  vertically falling drops of water with enclosure tilted 15º from the vertical.
Dripping up to 15º from the vertical
3
Protected against sprays 60º from the vertical.
Limited spraying
4
Protected against water splashed from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
Splashing from all directions
5
Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
Hosing jets from all directions
6
Protected against strong jets of water, eg for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted.
Strong hosing jets from all directions
7
Protected against the effects of immersion between 150mm and 1m.
Temporary immersion
8
Protected against continuous submersion at a specified depth.
Continuous immersion

 

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