IP Rating, commonly known as International Protection Rating or Ingress Protection Rating, is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness and degrees of protection against substances in electrical enclosures. Examples of substances include tools, dirt, moisture, dust and water. IP ratings are defined by the international standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). The table below provides examples of IP ratings.Common Examples:
The most common IP Rating are below for quick reference:
- IP54 - IP rated as “limited dust tight” and protected against water spray in any direction
- IP65 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against water projected from a nozzle
- IP67 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against immersion between 15cm and 1 meter in depth
- IP68 - IP rated as "dust tight" and protected against immersion.
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