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Environmental ratings for enclosures based on Ingress Protection (IP) Code designations

First numeral
  • Degrees of protection against access to hazardous parts
  • Degrees of protection against solid foreign objects
Second numeral Degrees of protection against water

0

Non-protected

 

0

Non-protected

1

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with the back of a hand
  • Protected against solid foreign objects of 50 mm and greater

1

Protected against vertically falling water drops

2

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with a finger
  • Protected against solid foreign objects of 12,5 mm and greater

2

Protected against vertically falling water drops when enclosure tilted up to 15°

3

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with a tool
  • Protected against solid foreign objects of 2,5 mm and greater

3

Protected against spraying water

4

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with a wire
  • Protected against solid foreign objects of 1,0 mm and greater

4

Protected against splashing water

5

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with a wire
  • Dust-protected

5

Protected against water jets

6

  • Protected against access to hazardous parts with a wire
  • Dust-tight

6

Protected against powerful water jets

 

7

Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water

8

Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water

Note: UL can provide testing and certification services to verify and document conformity of products for any of the above Enclosure "IP Codes."

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