Ingress Protection (IP)

The IP Code, International Protection Marking, IEC standard 60529, sometimes interpreted as Ingress Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against the intrusion (including body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. It is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

IP Classes

First Figure Second Figure
0 No protection 0 No protection
1 Protected against a solid object 50 mm or greater 1 Protected against vertically dripping water
2 Protected against a sollid object 12 mm or greater 2 Protected against vertically dripping water,l when tilted 15°
3 Protected against a sollid object 2.5 mm or greater 3 Protected against water spraying at an angle up to 60°
4 Protected against a sollid object 1 mm or greater 4 Protected against water splashing from any direction
5 Dust protected 5 Protected against jets of water from any direction
6 Dust tight 6 Protected against powerful jets of water from any direction
-- 7 Protected against immersion between a depth of
150 mm and 1000 mm
-- 8 Protected against submersion