IP Codes

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IP Rating: 

IP Rating

First Digit Second Digit Third Digit (Optional)

Solid Objects Protection

Liquids Protection

Mechanical impacts

0

No special protection No protection. No protection.

1

Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter ( such as large part of the body like hand) Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation. Protects against impact of 0.225 joule (150 g weight falling from 15 cm height)

2

Protected against solid objects over 12 mm in diameter (person’s fingers) Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical. Protected against impact of 0.375 joule (250 g weight falling from 15 cm height)

3

Protected against solid objects not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter (tools and wires). Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60° from the vertical. Protected against impact of 0.500 joule (250 g weight falling from 20 cm height)

4

Protected against solid objects larger than 1 mm diameter (tools, wires, and small wires). Protection against water sprayed from all directions (limited ingress permitted). Protected against impact of 2.0 joule (500 g weight falling from 40 cm height)

5

Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit). Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions (limited ingress). Protected against impact of 6.0 joule (1.5 kg weight falling from 40 cm height)

6

Totally dust tight. Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks (limited ingress permitted). Protected against impact of 20.0 joule (5 kg weight falling from 40 cm height)

7

N/A Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m. N/A

8

N/A Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure. N/A
 

Eg : IP 54 (Dust proof and water spray protected)

 

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