web analytics

IP Rating

Similar Terms: IP5,IP4,IP54,IP55,IP56,IPX65,IP6,IP66,IP67,IP68,IP7,Ingress Protection Rating,Ingress Protection Code,International Protection Rating,IPX0,IPX1,IPX2,IPX3,IPX4,IPX5,IPX5/6,IPX6,IPX7,IPX8

Ingress Protection (IP) Rating or International Protection Rating, consists of the letters IP followed by two digits or one digit and one letter and an optional letter, as defined in international standard IEC 60529. The IP Code classifies and rates the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof or splashproof. However, no edition of the standard is openly published for unlicensed readers, hence leaving space for varying interpretation.

 

The code is comprised of 4 digits; IP followed by the numerical value for protection against solid particle ingress, followed by the numerical value for protection against liquid ingress. Where there is no protection rating with regard to one of the criteria, the digit is replaced with the letter X.

 

Solids - First Digit  (First Digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g. electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.

LevelObject Size Protected AgainstEffective Against
0--No protection against contact and ingress of objects
1>50mmAny large surface of the body but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part
2>12.5mmFingers or similar objects
3>2.5mmTools, thick wires, etc.
4>1mmMost wires, screws, etc.
5Dust ProtectedIngress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact
6Dust TightNo ingress of dust; complete protection against contact

 

Liquids - Second Digit

LevelProtected AgainstDetails
0Not protected--
1Dripping waterDripping water (vertically falling drop) shall have no harmful effect
2Dripping water when tilted up to 15°Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position
3Spraying waterWater falling as a spray at any angle up to 60­° from the vertical at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min shall have no harmful effect
4Splashing waterWater splashing against the enclosure from any direction at 10 liters/min at a pressure of 80-100kN/m2 for 5 min shall have no harmful effect
5Water jetsWater projected by a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min at a pressure of 30kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
6Powerful water jets/heavy seas
Water projected in powerful jets against enclosure from any direction at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters shall have no harmful effects
7Immersion up to 1mIngress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined condition of pressure and time (up to 1m of submersion)
8Immersion beyond 1mThe equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that produces no harmful effects

Related Products

IMMONQ7 Waterproof Quad Monitor
FLIR M324XP Maritime Thermal Night Vision Camera
Garmin GMI 20 Instrument Display
Garmin FF90 Fish Finder
Eagle EHR-10 Handheld VHF
Lowrance UNI-Dock for SonicHub
Simrad UNI-Dock for SonicHub
Fusion Universal Docking Station
Fusion NMEA 2000 Wired Remote
Lifedge iPad 2 and 3 Waterproof Case
B&G ZG100 GPS Antenna
BEP Splash Proof Switch Panels with Power Socket
BEP Splashproof Switch Panels
Clarion CMS1 Black Box AM/FM/USB Player
DNA USB/MP3 Player with AM/FM Tuner
ETrex H Garmin GPS
FLIR MLS317 Thermal Imaging Camera
FLIR MLS618 Thermal Imaging Camera
FLIR MS224b Thermal Imaging Camera
FLIR MS324b Thermal Imaging Camera
Flush Mounting Mini-Dome Camera
Fusion 50 Series True Marine Stereo
Fusion 600 Series True Marine Stereo iPod Inside
Fusion 600 Series True Marine Stereo with DVD Player
Fusion 700 Series True Marine Stereo System for iPod
Fusion 700 Series True Marine Stereo with DVD CD Player
GME AIST120 Class B Transceiver
GME GX600D DSC VHF Radio
GPC20 General Purpose Surveillance Camera
GPSMAP 276C Hand Held GPS
Garmin Colorado 400C GPS
Garmin Dakota 10 GPS
Garmin Dakota 20 GPS
Garmin Edge 705 GPS Bike Trainer
Garmin Edge GPS Bike Trainer
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS
Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS
Garmin GPS60 Mono Hand Held GPS
Garmin GPSMAP 5008 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP 5012 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP 7012 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP4008 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP4010 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP4012 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP5015 Chartplotter
Garmin GPSMAP551S Combo
Garmin GPSMAP556 Chart Plotter
Garmin GPSMAP556S Combo
Garmin GPSMAP60CSx
Garmin GPSMAP60Cx
Garmin GPSMAP62 Hand Held GPS
Garmin GPSMAP62S Hand Held GPS
Garmin GPSMAP750 Chart Plotter
Garmin GPSMAP750S Combo
Garmin GPSMAP751xs Combo
Garmin GPSMAP76CSX
Garmin GPSMAP76Cx
Garmin GPSMAP78sc Hand Held GPS
Garmin GPSMap78 Hand Held GPS
Garmin GPSMap78s Hand Held GPS
Garmin Oregon 200 GPS
Garmin Oregon 300 GPS
Garmin Oregon 400C GPS
Garmin Oregon 450t GPS
Garmin Oregon 550 GPS
Garmin VIRB Action Camera
Garmin VIRB Elite GPS Action Camera
ICOM IC-M412 VHF Marine Radio
LED Cabin Lights
LED Waterproof Exterior Light
Lewmar Windlass Wireless RF Remote Controls
Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S Case
Lowrance Endura Out and Back GPS
Lowrance Endura Sierra GPS
Lowrance LHR-80A Hand Held VHF
Lowrance LVR-250 VHF Radio
Lowrance LVR-880 VHF/FM Radio
Lowrance Link 5 DSC VHF Radio
Lowrance Point 1 GPS Antenna
Northstar Explorer 725 VHF Radio
Raymarine A68 GPS Combo
Raymarine A75 Chartplotter
Raymarine A77 GPS Combo
Raymarine A78 GPS Combo
Raymarine CP100 CHIRP Downvision Sounder
Simrad GS25 GPS Antenna
Simrad IS40 Depth Package
Simrad IS40 Depth Wind Package
Simrad NSE12
Simrad NSE8
Simrad RS25 DSC VHF Radio
Simrad RS82 DSC VHF Radio
Simrad AI50 AIS Class B Transponder
Cannon Mag 20 DT Tourn Downrigger
Cobra HH325 VHF Radio
Eagle EHR-10 Handheld VHF
Eagle EVR-100 VHF Radio
Eagle EVR-150 VHF Radio
FLIR MS224 Thermal Imaging Camera
FLIR MS324 Thermal Imaging Camera
Garmin FF140 Fish Finder
Garmin GPSMAP451 Chart Plotter
Garmin GPSMAP451S Combo
Garmin GPSMAP551 Chart Plotter
Lowrance LHR-20 Handheld VHF
Lowrance LHR-22 Hand Held VHF
Lowrance ifinder GO2
McMurdo Fastfind 211 PLB with GPS
Northstar Explorer 443S
Raymarine RC400 Hand Held GPS
Simrad NAIS-300 AIS Class B Transponder
Simrad HH33 Hand Held VHF Radio
Lowrance Mark 4 HDI Fishfinder Plotter
Raymarine Dragonfly7 Sonar GPS