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NEMA Ratings and IP Equivalency Chart

NEMA IP
NEMA Definition IP Definition
Rating Equivalent

1 IP10 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to 1 = Protected 0 = Not Protected


provide a degree of protection to against solid
personnel against incidental contact with foreign objects
the enclosed equipment and to provide a of 50mm in
degree of protection against falling dirt diameter and
greater

2 IP11 Enclosures constructed for indoor used to 1 = Protected 1 = Protected


provide a degree of protection to against solid against vertically
personnel against incidental contact with foreign objects falling water drops
the enclosed equipment, to provide a of 50mm in
degree of protection against falling dirt, diameter and
and to provide a degree of protection greater
against dripping and light splashing of
liquids

3 IP54 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 5 = Protected 4 = Protected


or outdoor used to provide a degree of against dust - against water
protection to personnel against incidental Limited to sprayed from all
contact with the enclosed equipment; to ingress (no directions - Limited
proved a degree of protection against harmful deposit) to ingress
falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, and permitted.
windblown dust; and that will undamaged
by external formation of ice on the
enclosure
3R IP14 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 1 = Protected 4 = Protected
or outdoor used to provide a degree of against against water
protection to personnel against incidental vertically falling sprayed from all
contact with the enclosed equipment; to water drops directions - Limited
provide a degree of protection against to ingress
falling dirt, rain, sleet, and snow; and permitted.
that will be undamaged by external
formation of ice on the enclosure

3S IP54 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 5 = Protected 4 = Protected


or outdoor use to provide a degree of against dust - against water
protection to personnel against incidental Limited to sprayed from all
contact with the enclosed equipment; to ingress (no directions - Limited
provide a degree of protection against harmful deposit) to ingress
falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, and permitted.
windblown dust; and in which the
external mechanism(s) remain operable
when ice laden.

4 IP66 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 6 = Totally 6 = Protected


or outdoor use to provide a degree of protected against strong jets
protection to personnel against incidental against dust of water from all
contact with the enclosed equipment; to directions - Limited
provide a degree of protection against to ingress
falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown permitted.
dust, splashing water, and hose-directed
water; and that will be undamaged by
the external formation of ice on the
enclosure
4X IP66 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 6 = Totally 6 = Protected
or outdoor use to provide a degree of protected against strong jets
protection to personnel against incidental against dust of water from all
contact with the enclosed equipment; to directions - Limited
provide a degree of protection against to ingress
falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown permitted.
dust, splashing water, hose-directed
water, and corrosion; and that will be
undamaged by thee external formation of
ice on the enclosure

5 IP52 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to 5 = Protected 2 = Protected


provide a degree of protection to against dust - against direct
personnel against incidental contact with Limited to sprays of water up
the enclosed equipment; to provide a ingress (no to 15 from the
degree of protection against falling dirt; harmful deposit) vertical.
against settling airborne dust, lint, fibers,
and flyings; and to provide a degree of
protection against dripping and light
splashing of liquids.
6 IP67 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 6 = Totally 7 = Protected
or outdoor use to provide a degree of protected against the effects
protection to personnel against incidental against dust of temporary
contact with the enclosed equipment; to immersion
provide a degree of protection against between 15cm and
falling dirt; against hose-directed water 1m. Duration of
and the entry of water during occasional test 30 minutes.
temporary submersion at a limited
depth; and that will be undamaged by
the external formation of ice on the
enclosure.

6P IP67 Enclosures constructed for either indoor 6 = Totally 7 = Protected


or outdoor use to provide a degree of protected against the effects
protection to the personnel against against dust of temporary
incidental contact with the enclosed immersion
equipment; to provide a degree of between 15cm and
protection against falling dirt; against 1m. Duration of
hose-directed water and the entry of test 30 minutes.
water during prolonged submersion at a
limited depth; and that will be
undamaged by the external formation of
ice on the enclosure

12 and IP52 Enclosures constructed (without 5 = Protected 2 = Protected


12K knockouts) for indoor use to provide a against dust - against direct
degree of protection to personnel against Limited to sprays of water up
incidental contact with the enclosed ingress (no to 15 from the
equipment; to provide a degree of harmful deposit) vertical.
protection against falling dirt; against
circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flying;
and against dripping and light splashing
of liquids
13 IP54 Enclosures constructed for indoor use to 5 = Protected 4 = Protected
provide a degree of protection to against dust - against water
personnel against incidental contact with Limited to sprayed from all
the enclosed equipment; to provide a ingress (no directions - Limited
degree of protection against falling dirt; harmful deposit) to ingress
against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and permitted.
flyings; and against the spraying,
splashing, and seepage of water, oil, and
noncorrosive coolants.

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