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NEMA
Rating

IP
NEMADefinition
Equivalent

IP
Definition

IP10

Enclosuresconstructedforindoorusetoprovideadegreeofprotection
topersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththeenclosedequipment
andtoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfallingdirt

1=
Protected
against
solid
foreign
objectsof
50mmin
diameter
andgreater

0=NotProtected

IP11

Enclosuresconstructedforindoorusedtoprovideadegreeof
protectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththeenclosed
equipment,toprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfallingdirt,andto
provideadegreeofprotectionagainstdrippingandlightsplashingof
liquids

1=
Protected
against
solid
foreign
objectsof
50mmin
diameter
andgreater

1=Protected
againstvertically
fallingwater
drops

IP54

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusedtoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovedadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirt,rain,sleet,snow,andwindblowndustandthatwillundamaged
byexternalformationoficeontheenclosure

5=
Protected
againstdust
Limitedto
ingress(no
harmful
deposit)

4=Protected
againstwater
sprayedfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

3R

IP14

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusedtoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirt,rain,sleet,andsnowandthatwillbeundamagedbyexternal
formationoficeontheenclosure

1=
Protected
against
vertically
falling
waterdrops

4=Protected
againstwater
sprayedfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

3S

IP54

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirt,rain,sleet,snow,andwindblowndustandinwhichtheexternal
mechanism(s)remainoperablewheniceladen.

5=
Protected
againstdust
Limitedto
ingress(no
harmful
deposit)

4=Protected
againstwater
sprayedfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

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IP66

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirt,rain,sleet,snow,windblowndust,splashingwater,andhose
directedwaterandthatwillbeundamagedbytheexternalformation
oficeontheenclosure

6=Totally 6=Protected
againststrongjets
protected
againstdust ofwaterfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

4X

IP66

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirt,rain,sleet,snow,windblowndust,splashingwater,hosedirected
water,andcorrosionandthatwillbeundamagedbytheeexternal
formationoficeontheenclosure

6=Totally 6=Protected
protected
againststrongjets
againstdust ofwaterfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

IP52

Enclosuresconstructedforindoorusetoprovideadegreeofprotection
topersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththeenclosedequipmentto
provideadegreeofprotectionagainstfallingdirtagainstsettling
airbornedust,lint,fibers,andflyingsandtoprovideadegreeof
protectionagainstdrippingandlightsplashingofliquids.

5=
Protected
againstdust
Limitedto
ingress(no
harmful
deposit)

IP67

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirtagainsthosedirectedwaterandtheentryofwaterduring
occasionaltemporarysubmersionatalimiteddepthandthatwillbe
undamagedbytheexternalformationoficeontheenclosure.

6=Totally 7=Protected
protected
againsttheeffects
againstdust oftemporary
immersion
between15cm
and1m.Duration
oftest30minutes.

6P

IP67

Enclosuresconstructedforeitherindoororoutdoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontothepersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwith
theenclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainst
fallingdirtagainsthosedirectedwaterandtheentryofwaterduring
prolongedsubmersionatalimiteddepthandthatwillbeundamaged
bytheexternalformationoficeontheenclosure

6=Totally 7=Protected
protected
againsttheeffects
againstdust oftemporary
immersion
between15cm
and1m.Duration
oftest30minutes.

12and
12K

IP52

Enclosuresconstructed(withoutknockouts)forindoorusetoprovidea
degreeofprotectiontopersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththe
enclosedequipmenttoprovideadegreeofprotectionagainstfalling
dirtagainstcirculatingdust,lint,fibers,andflyingandagainst
drippingandlightsplashingofliquids

5=
Protected
againstdust
Limitedto
ingress(no
harmful
deposit)

2=Protected
againstdirect
spraysofwaterup
to15fromthe
vertical.

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IP54

Enclosuresconstructedforindoorusetoprovideadegreeofprotection
topersonnelagainstincidentalcontactwiththeenclosedequipmentto
provideadegreeofprotectionagainstfallingdirtagainstcirculating
dust,lint,fibers,andflyingsandagainstthespraying,splashing,and
seepageofwater,oil,andnoncorrosivecoolants.

5=
Protected
againstdust
Limitedto
ingress(no
harmful
deposit)

4=Protected
againstwater
sprayedfromall
directions
Limitedtoingress
permitted.

2=Protected
againstdirect
spraysofwaterup
to15fromthe
vertical.

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Phone:(1)860.945.4200
Fax:(1)860.945.4225
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