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IP rating

IP67IP stands for Ingress Protection and is an industry standard for classifying the degree of protection offered against the intrusion of solids or liquids.

Most IP ratings consist of the letters 'IP' followed by two digits.

  • The first digit (0-6) indicates the level of protection against solids such as dust. So a rating of 6 means it is an enclosure that eliminates all dust - ie. is dust-proof.
  • The second digit (0-8) represents the level of protection against liquids. An 8 means that the case can be continuously immersed in water over a metre in depth. A 7 means it can protect internal equipment in an immersed condition up to a metre in depth, though it is approved for this rating by testing for only 30 minutes.

If a case has an IP rating of IP67, that means that it can be considered as dust-proof and can withstand submersion in water up to 1 metre in depth for no longer than 30 minutes.

IP Ratings 0 to 28
Rating Protection from Solids Protection from Liquids
IP00 No protection No protection
IP01 No protection condensation
IP02 No protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP03 No protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP04 No protection water spray from any direction
IP05 No protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP06 No protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP07 No protection immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP08 No protection long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP10 touch by hands (>50mm) No protection
IP11 touch by hands (>50mm) condensation
IP12 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP13 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP14 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray from any direction
IP15 touch by hands (>50mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP16 touch by hands (>50mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP17 touch by hands (>50mm) immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP18 touch by hands (>50mm) long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP20 touch by fingers (>12mm) No protection
IP21 touch by fingers (>12mm) condensation
IP22 touch by fingers (>12mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP23 touch by fingers (>12mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP24 touch by fingers (>12mm) water spray from any direction
IP25 touch by fingers (>12mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP26 touch by fingers (>12mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP27 touch by fingers (>12mm) immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP28 touch by fingers (>12mm) long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP Ratings 30 to 48
Rating Protection from Solids Protection from Liquids
IP30 tools & wires (>2.5mm) No protection
IP31 tools & wires (>2.5mm) condensation
IP32 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP33 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP34 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray from any direction
IP35 tools & wires (>2.5mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP36 tools & wires (>2.5mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP37 tools & wires (>2.5mm) immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP38 tools & wires (>2.5mm) long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP40 tools & small wires (>1mm) No protection
IP41 tools & small wires (>1mm) condensation
IP42 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP43 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP44 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray from any direction
IP45 tools & small wires (>1mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP46 tools & small wires (>1mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP47 tools & small wires (>1mm) immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP48 tools & small wires (>1mm) long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP Ratings 50 to 69K
Rating Protection from Solids Protection from Liquids
IP50 Limited dust ingress protection No protection
IP51 Limited dust ingress protection condensation
IP52 Limited dust ingress protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP53 Limited dust ingress protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP54 Limited dust ingress protection water spray from any direction
IP55 Limited dust ingress protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP56 Limited dust ingress protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP57 Limited dust ingress protection immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP58 Limited dust ingress protection long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP60 Total dust ingress protection No protection
IP61 Total dust ingress protection condensation
IP62 Total dust ingress protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP63 Total dust ingress protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP64 Total dust ingress protection water spray from any direction
IP65 Total dust ingress protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP66 Total dust ingress protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP67 Total dust ingress protection immersion between 15cm and 1m depth
IP68 Total dust ingress protection long term immersion to a specified pressure
IP69K Total dust ingress protection steam jet cleaning

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