IP Protection Classes at a glance

The acronym IP stands for "Ingress Protection".

The protection class is divided into two digits, the first digit represents protection against contact and foreign bodies, the second digit represents protection against water.

First digit:

  Protection against contact: Protection against foreign objects:
0 No protection No protection
1 Protected against access with back of hand Protected against solid foreign objects (diameter 50 mm and higher)
2 Protected against access with a finger Protected against solid foreign objects (diameter 12.5 mm and higher)
3 Protected against access with a tool Protected against solid foreign objects (diameter 2.5 mm and higher)
4 Protected against access with a wire Protected against solid foreign objects (diameter 1.0 mm and higher)
5 Protected against access with a wire dust-protected
6 Protected against access with a wire Dustproof

 

Second digit:

  Protection against water
0 No protection
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water
2 Protection against dripping water when the case is tilted up to 15 °
3 Protection against water spray falling to 60 ° from the vertical
4 Protection against splashing water
5 Protection against water jets (nozzle) from any angle
6 Protection against powerful water jets
7 Protection against temporary immersion
8 Protection against continuous immersion

 


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