IP Ratings explained

IP RATING TABLE
Degree of Protection
1st Digit(Solid Objects)
2nd Digit(Liquids)
0
No Protection
No Protection
1
Protected against objects
larger than 50mm
Drip Proof
2
Protected against objects
larger than 12mm
Protected against direct sprays
of water up to 15° from vertical
3
Protected against objects
larger than 2.5mm
Protected against direct sprays
of water up to 60° from vertical
-light rain proof
4
Protected against objects
larger than 1mm
Protected against water sprayed
from all directions-light splash proof
5
Protected against dust
limited ingress
Protected against low pressure
jets of water from all directions
-limited ingress permitted
6
Totally protected against dust
Protected against low pressure
jets of water (use on ship deck)
-limited ingress permitted
7
Not Defined
Protected against the effect
of immersion between
150mm & 1 metre
8
Not Defined
Protected against long periods
of immersion under pressure
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