Ingress Protection Test

Ingress Protection (IP Ready)

IP-test2IP-test1Our products pass IP testing (Ingress Protection) meaning resistance to the intrusion and or ingress of foreign objects as defined by IEC 60529 (BS EN 60529:1992). The first digit in the rating is the protection against contact and foreign bodies. The second digit in the rating is the water protection factor.



 

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Digit Degree of protection against ingress of solids
0 No protection
1 Protected against solid objects over 50mm
e.g. The back of a hand, but no protection to a body part
2 Protected against solid objects over 12.5mm
e.g. Fingers or similar objects, large tools
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm
e.g. Thick wires, small tools
4 Protected against solid objects over 1.0mm
e.g. Most wires, screws
5 Limited protection against dust ingress
(no harmful deposit)
6 Totally protected against dust ingress.
Digit Degree of protection against ingress of solids Pretected against
0 No protection No protection
1 Protected against vertically falling drops of water. Dripping water
2 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15°
from vertical.
Dripping water
(tilted up to 15°)
3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60°
from vertical.
Spraying water
4 Protected against water sprayed from any direction.
Limited ingress permitted.
Splashing water
5 Protected against low pressure water jets from any
direction. Limited ingress permitted.
Water jets
6 Protected against high pressure water jets from any
direction. Limited ingress permitted.
Powerful water jets
7 Protected against immersion in water between 15cm and 1m. Immersion up to
1 m
8 Protected against continuous immersion in water under test depth were specified by agreement Immersion beyond
1 m