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IP Testing to IEC 60529, EN 60529 and BS EN 60529

IP ratings are defined as IPXX. The initial "X" is a number from 0 to 6 indicating the degree of protection against ingress by solid objects, and the second "X" is a number from 0 to 8 indicating the degree of protection against ingress by water.

DEGREES OF PROTECTION AGAINST SOLID OBJECTS

IP0X        Non-protected
IP1X        50mm diameter and greater
IP2X        12.5mm diameter and greater
IP3X        2.5mm diameter and greater
IP4X        1.0mm diameter and greater
IP5X        Dust-protected
IP6X        Dust-tight

DEGREES OF PROTECTION AGAINST WATER

IPX0 Non-protected
IPX1 Vertically falling water drops
IPX2 Vertically falling water drops with enclosure tilted up to 15 degrees
IPX3 Spraying water
IPX4 Splashing water
IPX5 Water jets
IPX6 Powerful water jets
IPX7 Temporary immersion
IPX8 Continuous immersion

FULL LIST OF IP TESTING

IP00 IP01 IP02 IP03 IP04 IP05 IP06 IP07 IP08
IP10 IP11 IP12 IP13 IP14 IP15 IP16 IP17 IP18
IP20 IP21 IP22 IP23 IP24 IP25 IP26 IP27 IP28
IP30 IP31 IP32 IP33 IP34 IP35 IP36 IP37 IP39
IP40 IP41 IP42 IP43 IP44 IP45 IP46 IP47 IP48
IP50 IP51 IP52 IP53 IP54 IP55 IP56 IP57 IP58
IP60 IP61 IP62 IP63 IP64 IP65 IP66 IP67 IP68
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