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IP Rating


What is IP Rating? When buying a particular device, especially cellular phones or electrical sockets, you might have come across the terms waterproof or dust resistant. How do you become sure if your device is capable of that protection or not? An IP rating is a technical term that describes the level of these capabilities for a device/equipment.

Ingress Protection Rating is a code defined by IEC 60529 (International Electrotechnical Commission) and EN 60529 (European Standard) define the protection ratings of any device. Seen explicitly in electrical enclosures and mechanical casings, it defines the resistance capability against dust, water and sometimes accidental contacts. Let us make it more transparent with an example:

First Digit: Symbolizes the Solid particle protection, meaning the level of protection that the device provides against solid foreign objects (X or 0-6) (mandatory).

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Second Digit: Symbolizes the level of Liquid ingress protection, meaning the level of protection that the device provides against water. (X or 0-8 or 6k/9K) (mandatory).