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accidental contact. sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating*) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. dust. For example.dsmt. 28/12/2015 14:02 . Sample IP Rating IP 6 8 “Ingress First Digit: Solids Second Digit: Liquids Protection” Protection Protection Ingress Protection (IP) and what it means The IP Code (or International Protection Rating. IP22 or 2X are typical minimum requirements for the design of electrical accessories for indoor use. an electrical socket rated IP22 is protected against insertion of ţ ngers and will not be damaged or become unsafe during a speciţ ed test in which it is exposed to vertically or nearly vertically dripping water.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ Our Capabilities Contact Us FAQ’s Patents Compliances  Click Here to view/download a PDF Version of this compliance letter. As deţ ned in international standard IEC 60529.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. The digits (characteristic numerals) indicate conformity with the conditions summarized in the tables below. it classiţ es the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and ţ ngers). and water in electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof.com 2 of 18 http://www.

4 >1mm Most wires. complete protection against contact. but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part. 5 Dust Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented. 2. moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects. 3 >2.1).1 First Digit: Solids The ţ rst digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e. screws. Second Digit: Liquids Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water..5mm Tools.dsmt.5mm Fingers or similar objects. such as the back of the hand.g.com 3 of 18 http://www. complete protection against contact. 2 >12. Object size Level protected Eſ ective against against 0 Not protected No protection against contact and ingress of objects 1 >50mm Any large surface of the body.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ *Explanation of the letters IP is given in IEC 60529 (Ed. clause 4.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. electrical conductors. thick wires. 6 Dust Tight No ingress of dust. but Protected it must not enter in suŰ cient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment. etc. etc. Object size Level protected Eſ ective against against 28/12/2015 14:02 .

this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. 7 Immersion Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not up to 1m be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under deţ ned conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion). Normally. 15° 3 Spraying Water falling as a spray at any angle up to water 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful eſ ect.com 4 of 18 http://www. it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful eſ ects.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. 4 5 Splashing Water splashing against the enclosure from water any direction shall have no harmful eſ ect.dsmt.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful eſ ects.5mm water jets nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful eſ ects. However. with certain types of equipment. Water jets Water projected by a nozzle (6. 8 Immersion The equipment is suitable for continuous beyond 1m immersion in water under conditions which shall be speciţ ed by the manufacturer.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ Object size Level protected Eſ ective against against 0 Not – protected 1 2 Dripping Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall water have no harmfull eſ ect. 28/12/2015 14:02 . Dripping Vertically dripping water shall have no water when harmful eſ ect when the enclosure is tilted at tilted up to an angle up to 15° from its normal position. 6 Powerful Water projected in powerful jets (12.

IP Number IP00 First Digit . solids. condensation. less than 15 degrees from vertical. IP06 Not protected from Protected from high solids.LIQUIDS Not protected from liquids. less than 60 degrees from vertical. from any direction.SOLIDS Not protected from Second Digit . Not protected from Protected from water spray solids. IP04 IP05 Not protected from Protected from water spray solids. Not protected from Protected from low solids. IP07 Not protected from Protected from immersion solids. IP03 Not protected from Protected from water spray solids. immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure. IP01 IP02 Not protected from Protected from solids.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Rating Reference Chart Below is an easy to follow reference chart to help you decide which IP rating you need or have. IP10 Protected from touch by Not protected from liquids. 28/12/2015 14:02 .IP Rating Chart | DSMT. pressure water jets from any direction. pressure water jets from any direction.com 5 of 18 http://www. IP08 Not protected from Protected from long term solids.dsmt. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. hands greater than 50 millimeters.

com 6 of 18 http://www. and 1 meter in depth.dsmt. any direction. Protected from touch by Protected from immersion hands greater than 50 between 15 centimeters millimeters. Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 less than 60 degrees from millimeters. vertical. IP21 Protected from touch by Protected from ţ ngers and objects condensation. millimeters.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. millimeters.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP11 First Digit . Protected from touch by Protected from long term hands greater than 50 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeters. any direction. IP15 IP16 IP17 IP18 IP20 Protected from touch by Protected from low hands greater than 50 pressure water jets from millimeters. Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 from any direction. Protected from touch by Not protected from liquids.LIQUIDS Protected from touch by Protected from hands greater than 50 condensation. vertical. 28/12/2015 14:02 . ţ ngers and objects greater than 12 millimeters. Protected from touch by Protected from high hands greater than 50 pressure water jets from millimeters. IP12 IP13 IP14 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 less than 15 degrees from millimeters. greater than 12 millimeters. pressure.SOLIDS Second Digit .

IP26 Protected from touch by Protected from high ţ ngers and objects pressure water jets from greater than 12 any direction. millimeters.dsmt. greater than 12 millimeters. millimeters. millimeters. millimeters. 28/12/2015 14:02 . millimeters.IP Rating Chart | DSMT.com 7 of 18 http://www. IP28 Protected from touch by Protected from long term ţ ngers and objects immersion up to a speciţ ed greater than 12 pressure. IP25 Protected from touch by Protected from low ţ ngers and objects pressure water jets from greater than 12 any direction.5 millimeters.LIQUIDS Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects less than 15 degrees from greater than 12 vertical. IP27 Protected from touch by Protected from immersion ţ ngers and objects between 15 centimeters greater than 12 and 1 meter in depth.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP22 First Digit . IP31 Protected from tools and Protected from wires greater than 2. wires greater than 2. IP23 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects less than 60 degrees from greater than 12 vertical.5 condensation. IP30 Protected from tools and Not protected from liquids. millimeters.SOLIDS Second Digit . millimeters. IP24 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects from any direction.

5 less than 60 degrees from millimeters. vertical. vertical. IP42 IP43 Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 less than 15 degrees from millimeter. IP41 Protected from tools and Protected from small wires greater than 1 condensation. vertical. Protected from tools and Not protected from liquids. Protected from tools and Protected from high wires greater than 2. millimeters. pressure. and 1 meter in depth. millimeter. any direction. any direction.5 pressure water jets from millimeters. Protected from tools and Protected from long term wires greater than 2. 28/12/2015 14:02 .5 pressure water jets from millimeters. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2. vertical.5 less than 15 degrees from millimeters.5 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeters.SOLIDS Second Digit .com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP32 IP33 IP34 First Digit . IP35 IP36 IP37 IP38 IP40 Protected from tools and Protected from low wires greater than 2.dsmt.com 8 of 18 http://www. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 less than 60 degrees from millimeter. small wires greater than 1 millimeter.IP Rating Chart | DSMT.5 between 15 centimeters millimeters.5 from any direction.LIQUIDS Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2. Protected from tools and Protected from immersion wires greater than 2.

any direction. and 1 meter in depth.dsmt. Protected from tools and Protected from high small wires greater than 1 pressure water jets from millimeter. IP51 IP52 Protected from limited Protected from dust ingress. Protected from tools and Protected from immersion small wires greater than 1 between 15 centimeters millimeter.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. any direction. IP54 IP55 Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. pressure water jets from 28/12/2015 14:02 . Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. pressure.LIQUIDS Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 from any direction. IP53 Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. Protected from tools and Protected from long term small wires greater than 1 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeter. less than 15 degrees from vertical. from any direction. condensation.com 9 of 18 http://www.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP44 First Digit . millimeter. Protected from limited Not protected from liquids. pressure water jets from any direction.SOLIDS Second Digit . IP56 Protected from limited Protected from high dust ingress. dust ingress. Protected from limited Protected from low dust ingress. IP45 IP46 IP47 IP48 IP50 Protected from tools and Protected from low small wires greater than 1 pressure water jets from millimeter. less than 60 degrees from vertical.

IP61 IP62 Protected from total dust Protected from ingress. IP67 Protected from total dust Protected from immersion ingress.LIQUIDS any direction. IP66 Protected from total dust Protected from high ingress. pressure water jets from any direction. condensation.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number First Digit . 28/12/2015 14:02 . from any direction. Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress. IP57 Protected from limited Protected from immersion dust ingress. less than 15 degrees from vertical. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. less than 60 degrees from vertical. IP58 Protected from limited Protected from long term dust ingress. IP68 Protected from total dust Protected from long term ingress.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. ingress. IP63 Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress.SOLIDS Second Digit .dsmt. immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure. IP64 IP65 Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress. IP60 Protected from total dust Not protected from liquids. immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. Protected from total dust Protected from low ingress.com 10 of 18 http://www. pressure water jets from any direction.

from any direction. References 1.” Ed. 2. IEC 60529. pressure water jets from any direction. less than 15 degrees from vertical. IP07 Not protected from Protected from immersion solids.SOLIDS Second Digit .com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP69K First Digit .LIQUIDS Protected from total dust Protected from steam-jet ingress. Not protected from Protected from low solids. condensation. IP04 IP05 Not protected from Protected from water spray solids.SOLIDS Not protected from Second Digit . 28/12/2015 14:02 .IP Rating Chart | DSMT. less than 60 degrees from vertical. 2011) 2. Not protected from Protected from water spray solids. IP01 IP02 Not protected from Protected from solids. IP06 Not protected from Protected from high solids.1. solids.LIQUIDS Not protected from liquids. pressure water jets from any direction. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. clause 4.1).com 11 of 18 http://www. cleaning. “degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Codes).dsmt.1 (Geneva: International Electrotechnical Commision. IP03 Not protected from Protected from water spray solids. 2. IP Number IP00 First Digit . IEC 60529 (Ed.

IP15 IP16 IP17 IP18 IP20 Protected from touch by Protected from low hands greater than 50 pressure water jets from millimeters.dsmt. immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP08 First Digit . Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 from any direction. Protected from touch by Not protected from liquids.com 12 of 18 http://www. ţ ngers and objects greater than 12 28/12/2015 14:02 . IP10 Protected from touch by Not protected from liquids. IP12 IP13 IP14 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 less than 15 degrees from millimeters. Protected from touch by Protected from long term hands greater than 50 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeters. vertical. vertical.SOLIDS Second Digit . and 1 meter in depth. Protected from touch by Protected from water spray hands greater than 50 less than 60 degrees from millimeters. Protected from touch by Protected from immersion hands greater than 50 between 15 centimeters millimeters. pressure.LIQUIDS Not protected from Protected from long term solids. millimeters.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. IP11 Protected from touch by Protected from hands greater than 50 condensation. hands greater than 50 millimeters. any direction. millimeters. any direction. Protected from touch by Protected from high hands greater than 50 pressure water jets from millimeters.

LIQUIDS millimeters. IP28 Protected from touch by Protected from long term ţ ngers and objects immersion up to a speciţ ed greater than 12 pressure. greater than 12 millimeters. millimeters. IP22 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects less than 15 degrees from greater than 12 vertical.dsmt. IP24 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects from any direction. IP26 Protected from touch by Protected from high ţ ngers and objects pressure water jets from greater than 12 any direction. millimeters.SOLIDS Second Digit . millimeters. millimeters. millimeters. IP27 Protected from touch by Protected from immersion ţ ngers and objects between 15 centimeters greater than 12 and 1 meter in depth.com 13 of 18 http://www. 28/12/2015 14:02 . greater than 12 millimeters. IP21 Protected from touch by Protected from ţ ngers and objects condensation.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number First Digit . millimeters. IP23 Protected from touch by Protected from water spray ţ ngers and objects less than 60 degrees from greater than 12 vertical. IP25 Protected from touch by Protected from low ţ ngers and objects pressure water jets from greater than 12 any direction.IP Rating Chart | DSMT.

any direction. millimeter.5 between 15 centimeters millimeters. IP35 IP36 IP37 IP38 IP40 Protected from tools and Protected from low wires greater than 2. and 1 meter in depth.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP30 First Digit . Protected from tools and Not protected from liquids.5 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeters. small wires greater than 1 millimeter. 28/12/2015 14:02 . wires greater than 2.SOLIDS Protected from tools and Second Digit . Protected from tools and Protected from high wires greater than 2. any direction.5 less than 60 degrees from millimeters. millimeters. vertical. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2.com 14 of 18 http://www. Protected from tools and Protected from long term wires greater than 2.5 pressure water jets from millimeters.5 condensation. IP41 Protected from tools and Protected from small wires greater than 1 condensation.LIQUIDS Not protected from liquids. IP31 Protected from tools and Protected from wires greater than 2.5 millimeters. millimeters.IP Rating Chart | DSMT.5 from any direction. Protected from tools and Protected from immersion wires greater than 2. pressure.dsmt. vertical.5 pressure water jets from millimeters.5 less than 15 degrees from millimeters. IP32 IP33 IP34 Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray wires greater than 2.

Protected from limited Not protected from liquids. pressure. and 1 meter in depth.IP Rating Chart | DSMT. Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 from any direction.SOLIDS Second Digit . Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 less than 60 degrees from millimeter. dust ingress.dsmt. less than 60 degrees from vertical. any direction. IP45 IP46 IP47 IP48 IP50 Protected from tools and Protected from low small wires greater than 1 pressure water jets from millimeter.LIQUIDS Protected from tools and Protected from water spray small wires greater than 1 less than 15 degrees from millimeter. Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. vertical. Protected from tools and Protected from immersion small wires greater than 1 between 15 centimeters millimeter. any direction. condensation.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP42 IP43 IP44 First Digit . 28/12/2015 14:02 . millimeter. IP51 IP52 Protected from limited Protected from dust ingress. vertical. less than 15 degrees from vertical.com 15 of 18 http://www. IP53 Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. Protected from tools and Protected from high small wires greater than 1 pressure water jets from millimeter. Protected from tools and Protected from long term small wires greater than 1 immersion up to a speciţ ed millimeter.

IP Rating Chart | DSMT. IP64 IP65 Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress. IP60 Protected from total dust Not protected from liquids. pressure water jets from any direction. IP61 IP62 Protected from total dust Protected from ingress. pressure water jets from any direction.SOLIDS Second Digit . condensation.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP54 IP55 First Digit . Protected from limited Protected from low dust ingress. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. IP57 Protected from limited Protected from immersion dust ingress. Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress. from any direction.LIQUIDS Protected from limited Protected from water spray dust ingress. pressure water jets from any direction. pressure water jets from any direction.dsmt. IP58 Protected from limited Protected from long term dust ingress. 28/12/2015 14:02 .com 16 of 18 http://www. IP66 Protected from total dust Protected from high ingress. Protected from total dust Protected from low ingress. IP63 Protected from total dust Protected from water spray ingress. IP56 Protected from limited Protected from high dust ingress. less than 60 degrees from vertical. ingress. from any direction. immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure. less than 15 degrees from vertical.

services. 2011) 2. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. IP68 Protected from total dust Protected from long term ingress. IEC 60529 (Ed. The information is provided by DSM&T Company Inc.” Ed. express or implied.dsmt.SOLIDS Second Digit . cleaning.1). 28/12/2015 14:02 . immersion up to a speciţ ed pressure. REFERENCES 1.1. clause 4. IEC 60529. about the completeness. 2.1 (Geneva: International Electrotechnical Commision. suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information. “degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Codes). or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth. products.com 17 of 18 http://www. IP69K Protected from total dust Protected from steam-jet ingress. reliability. accuracy. 2.LIQUIDS Protected from total dust Protected from immersion ingress. For more information on IP Rating please consider the following links: IEC 60529 – “Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)” IEC Standards NEMA Enclosure Ratings Wikipedia Article – “IP Code“ DISCLAIMER The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct.IP Rating Chart | DSMT.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/ IP Number IP67 First Digit . we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

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