Ingress Protection – IP Rating

IP67 Symbol
IP Rating Meaning
IP Rating Meaning

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.

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