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[IP Ratings]

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The IP (Ingress Protection) rating is used to determine the suitability of an object for use in an environment with adverse conditions.
 

IP Ratings

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First Digit

Second Digit

Third Digit

Value

Protection against ingress of solids

Protection against ingress of liquids

Protection against mechanical impact damage

0

No protection

No protection

No protection

1

Protected against solid objects over 50mm e.g. hands, large tools.

Protected against vertically falling drops of water.

Protected against 0.225 joule impact (150g @ 15cm).

2

Protected against solid objects over 12mm e.g. hands, large tools.

Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from vertical.

Protected against 0.375 joule impact (250g @ 15cm).

3

Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm e.g.wire, small tools.

Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60° from vertical.

Protected against 0.5 joule impact (250g @ 20cm).

4

Protected against solid objects over 1.0mm e.g. wires.

Protected against water sprayed from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.

Protected against 2.0 joule impact (500g @ 40cm).

5

Limited protection against dust ingress (no harmful deposit)

Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.

Protected against 6.0 joule impact (1500g @ 40cm).

6

Totally protected against dust ingress.

Protected against high pressure water jets from any direction. Limited ingress permitted.

Protected against 20.0 joule impact (5000g @ 40cm).

7

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Protected against effects of immersion between depth of 15 cm to 1 m.

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8

-

Protected against effects prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.

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