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INGRESS PROTECTION REFERENCE CHART

EN 60529 outlines an international classification system for the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the
intrusion into the equipment of foreign bodies (i.e. tools, dust, fingers) and moisture. This classification system utilizes the letters “IP”
(“Ingress Protection”) followed by two or three digits. (A third digit is sometimes used. An “x” is used for one of the digits if there is only one
class of protection; i.e. IPX4 which addresses moisture resistance only.)

Degrees of Protection - First Digit


The first digit of the IP code indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with moving parts (other than smooth rotating
shafts, etc.) and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.

FIRST  NUMBER TEST

0 No  special  protection  

FIRST  NUMBER TEST


Protection  from  a  large  part  of  the  body  such  as  a  hand  (but  no  protection  from  deliberate  access);  from  solid  
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objects    greater  than  50mm  in  diameter.  
0 No  special  protection  
2 Protection  against  fingers  or  other  object  not  greater  than  80mm  in  length  and  12mm  in  diameter.  
Protection  from  a  large  part  of  the  body  such  as  a  hand  (but  no  protection  from  deliberate  access);  from  solid  
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3 objects    greater  
Protection   from  tehan  
ntry  5b0mm   in  dwiameter.  
y  tools,   ires,  etc.,  with  a  diameter  of  thickness  greater  than  1.0mm.  

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4 Protection  
Protection  afrom  
gainst   fingers  
entry   by  soolid  
r  other   object  
objects   not  
with   a  dgiameter  
reater  than   80mm  in  glreater  
or  thickness   ength  athan  
nd  112mm   in  diameter.  
.0mm  

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5 Protection  
Protection  ffrom  
rom  ethe  
ntry   by  tools,  
amount   of  d wust  
ires,   etc.,  
that   with  ianterfere  
would    diameter   of  tthickness  
with   greater  
he  operation   of  tthe  
han   1.0mm.  
equipment.  

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6 Protection  
Dust  tight.  from  entry  by  solid  objects  with  a  diameter  or  thickness  greater  than  1.0mm  

5 Protection  from  the  amount  of  dust  that  would  interfere  with  the  operation  of  the  equipment.  
Degrees of Protection - Second Digit
6 Dust  tight.  
SECOND  
The second digit indicatesTEST
NUMBER the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of
moisture (e.g. dripping, spraying, submersion, etc.)
0 No  special  protection  

SECOND  NUMBER
1 TEST
Protected  against  vertically  falling  drops  of  water  or  condensation.

0
2 No   special  apgainst  
Protected   rotection  
falling  drops  of  water,  if  the  case  is  disposed  up  to  15  degrees  from  vertical.

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3 Protected  
Protected  aagainst  
gainst  vsprays  
ertically   falling  
of  w ater  fdrom  
rops  ao f  w
ny   ater  or  condensation.
direction,   up  to  60  degrees  from  the  vertical.

2
4 Protected  
Protected  aagainst  
gainst  fsalling  
plash  dwrops  
ater  ofrom  
f  water,  
any  idf  irection  
the  case  -­‐limited  
is  disposed   up  tpo  ermitted.
ingress   15  degrees  from  vertical.

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5 Protected  
Protected  aagainst  
gainst  slow  
prays   of  water  
pressure   from  
water   any  
jets   direction,  
from   up  to  60  Ldimited  
any  direction.   egrees   from  the  
ingress   vertical.
permitted.

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6 Protected  
Protected  aagainst  
gainst  shplash   water  from  
igh  pressure   any  
water   direction  
jets   -­‐limited  
from  any   ingress  
direction.   permitted.
Limited   ingress  permitted.

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7 Protected  
Protected  aagainst  
gainst  lsow   pressure  
hort   periods  w ater  
of   jets  from  
immersion   in  aw
ny   direction.  
ater   Limited  
-­‐  between   ingress  
15cm   permitted.
and  1m.

6
8 Protected  against  h igh  pdressure  
long,   urable  pweriods  
ater  jets  
of  ifmmersion  
rom  any  direction.  
in  water,  Luimited  
nder  piressure
ngress  permitted.

7 Protected  against  short  periods  of  immersion  in  water  -­‐  between  15cm  and  1m.

8 Protected  against  long,  durable  periods  of  immersion  in  water,  under  pressure

Submersion depth and time must be specified by the end-user. The requirement must be more onerous than IP67
INGRESS PROTECTION CODE SYMBOLS