What is IP Rating?

You might have noticed that our products feature an IP rating such as IP20, IP65 and IP67. Here is a clarification of the IP Rating system to help you understand more about the product.

IP stands for Ingress Protection. The IP classification system was implemented to provide customers with a method to identify a products’ protection against foreign objects such as dust and water.

The IP rating system uses 2 digits, the higher each of these digits, the greater the level of protection.

The first digit refers to protection against dust and solid objects. The second digit refers to protection against water.

IP First Number – Protection against solid objects

0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects up to 50 mm (accidental touch by person’s hands)
2 Protected against solid objects up to 12 mm (person’s fingers)
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires)
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires)
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
6 Completely protected against dust.

IP Second Number – Protection against water

0 No protection
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water (condensation)
2  Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical
3  Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60° from the vertical
4  Protection against water sprayed from all directions (limited ingress permitted)
5  Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions (limited ingress)
6  Protected against temporary flooding of water (for use on ship decks – limited ingress permitted)
7  Protected against the effect of temporary immersion between 15 cm & 1m
8  Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure

Typical IP ratings on our products are IP20, IP64, IP65, IP66 and IP67

 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team.