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    Ingress Protection Rating (IPxx)

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     Ingress Protection Rating - IPxx


    IP First number - Protection against solid objects

    0

    No special protection


    1

    Protected against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands.


    2

    Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. persons 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

    Totally protected against dust.


    IP Second number - Protection against liquids

    0

    No protection.


    1

    Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation.


    2

    Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical.


    3

    Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o 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, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted.


    7

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


    8

    Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure.