IP Classifications

IP Classifications (IP Code), Ingress Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as International Protection Rating 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).

Codes for Ingress Protection
(IP) – EN 60 529:1992
Protection against the penetration of liquid
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No ProtectionProtected against vertically falling dropsProtected against vertically falling drops w/enclosure of 15°Protected against spraying waterProtected against splashingProtected against water jetsProtected against powerful water jetsProtected against the effects of temporary immersion in waterProtected against the effects of continuous immersion in water
Protection against solid bodies0No ProtectionIP00IP01IP02IP03IP04IP05IP06IP07IP08
1Protected against objects greater than 2″ (50mm)IP10IP11IP12IP13IP14IP15IP16IP17IP18
2Protected against objects greater than 0.5″ (12mm)IP20IP21IP22IP23IP24IP25IP26IP27IP28
3Protected against objects greater than 0.1″ (2.5mm)IP30IP31IP32IP33IP34IP35IP36IP37IP38
4Protected against objects greater than 0.04″ (21mm)IP40IP41IP42IP43IP44IP45IP46IP47IP48
5Dust protectedIP50IP51IP52IP53IP54IP55IP56IP57IP58
6Dust tightIP60IP61IP62IP63IP64IP65IP66IP67IP68