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• IP Protection Chart :

IP : CODE OF PROTECTION
IP : Degree of protection of enclosures of electrical equipment in accordance with standards lEe 529, BS 5490

 
First digit: Protection against solid bodies
Second digit: Protection against water
IP
TEST
RESULT
IP
TEST
RESULT
0
No Protection
Obiect is not Protected
0
No Protection
Object is not protected
1
Protection against objects of diameter 50 mm or greater
(e.g. Hand)
Any object having diameter 50 mm must not enter
1
Protection against dropping
water falling vertically (0°)
No harmful effect of water
2
Protection against objects of diameter 12.5 mm or greater
(e.g. Finger)
Any object having diameter 12.Smm must not enter
2
Protection against dropping water falling 15° either side of vertical
No harmful effect of water
3
Protection against objects of diameter 2.5 mm or greater
(e.g. Tools)
Any object having diameter 2.Smm must not enter
3
Protection against sprayed water falling 600 either side of vertical
No harmful effect of water
4
Protection against objects of diameter 1.0 mm or greater
(e.g. Fine wires)
Any object having diameter Lrnrn must not enter
4
Protection against splashing water from aU sides
No harmful effect of water
5
Dust protected
Harmful dust particles protected
5
Protection against water jet from all sides
No harmful effect of water
6
Dust proof
Completely protected against dust articles
6
Protection against power-full water jet from all sides
No harmful effect of water
7
Protection against effect of temporary immersion in water upto 1 meter
No water should enter
8
Protection against effect of continuous immersion in water
No water should enter