DID YOU KNOW? WHAT IS “IP” AND HOW TO INTERPRET THIS INDICATOR

DID YOU KNOW? WHAT IS “IP” AND HOW TO INTERPRET THIS INDICATOR

You may have seen it on your camera description or other domestic device, but IP is also used for industrial products. The two letters stand for “Ingress Protection” or “International Protection ratings”. They are used to define the sealing effectiveness of the product against dirt and water according to test define by IEC/EN 60529 standard.

They are followed by two digits: the first one indicates the level of protection against solid particles, the second against liquids.

For our industrial socket, we will focus on digits 4 to 6 for the first part, and 4 to 9 for the second.

 

First digit

 

Second digit

 

4

Resistance to solid particles/tools 1mm

4

Resistance to water splashes

5

Resistance to dust

5

Resistance to water jets

6

Dust tight

6

Resistance to powerful water jets

   

7

Resistance to temporary immersion up to 1m

   

8

Resistance to prolonged immersion beyond 1m for a defined time

   

9

Resistance to high pressure water jets

 

According to this information, we can tell for instance that:

  • an IP67 product is dust tight and resistant to temporary immersion,
  • an IP68 product is dust tight and resistant to prolonged immersion,
  • and that an IP69 product is dust tight and resistant to high-pressure water jets.

 

Most of MARECHAL ELECTRIC products are IP66, IP67 and/or IP69.


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