What is the IP index. Surely we have heard of the phrase “IP standard” or “IP rating” in our ears, right? If you do not remember where you have heard it, I will suggest it to you again. The term “IP standard” or “IP rating” is mentioned quite a lot, specifically it is usually the parameters written on the technology product code from light bulbs, LEDs, electric fans, phones and appliances. electronics as well as technology to the industrial equipment that automation engineers are exposed to, etc.
So have we ever wondered what that IP is? What characteristics does it have? How is the use? And there are many other questions to be answered in this article today.
What is an IP rating?
+ x: is a number representing the level of dust protection.
+ y: is a number representing the level of waterproof.
Regarding the specific figures in the structure, plc247.com will provide quite a full meaning as follows:
0: No protection
1: Protect from objects> 50mm.
2: Protect from objects> 12.5 mm.
3: Protect from objects> 2.5 mm.
4: Protect from objects> 1 mm.
5: Protection against dust ingress.
6: Protection against dust completely.
0: No protection
1: Protection against vertical water droplets.
2: Protection against direct injection water with angles> 15′
3: Protection against direct injection water with angles> 60′
4: Protected against water splashes from all directions. Tested for a minimum of 10 minutes with an oscillating spray (limited ingress permitted with no harmful effects).
5: Protection against low-pressure jets (6.3 mm) of directed water from any angle (limited ingress permitted with no harmful effects).
6: Protection against direct high pressure jets.
7: Protection against full immersion for up to 30 minutes at depths between 15 cm and 1 metre (limited ingress permitted with no harmful effects).
8: Protection against immersion in water from 1m to 2m for long periods.
9:(K): Protection against high-pressure, high-temperature jet sprays, wash-downs or steam-cleaning procedures – this rating is most often seen in specific road vehicle applications (standard ISO 20653:2013 Road Vehicles – Degrees of protection).
While we cover a huge range of electrical enclosures, our most common IP ratings are probably 65, 66, 67 and 68. So for quick reference, these are defined below:
+ IP65 Enclosure – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against water projected from a nozzle.
+ IP66 Enclosure – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against heavy seas or powerful jets of water.
+ IP 67 Enclosures – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against immersion. for 30 minutes at depths 150mm – 1000mm
+ IP 68 Enclosures – IP rated as “dust tight” and protected against complete, continuous submersion in water.