IP Rating Definitions

The IP (International Protection) Rating of a product is represented by two numbers. The first digit is the protection rating against solid foreign objects (i.e. dust) and the second digit represents the protection against the ingress of water. The ratings available and descriptions are as follows:

 

First #
Solid Foreign Object

Second #
Water Ingress Protection

0
no protection

0
no protection

1
protected against solid objects up to 50mm

1
protected against vertically falling drops of water

2
protected against solid objects up to 12mm

2
protected against direct sprays of water up to 15º from the vertical

3
protected against solid objects over 2.5mm

3
protected against sprays of wwater up to 60º from the vertical

4
protected against solid objects over 1mm

4
protected against water splashed from all directions

5
protected against dust

5
protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions

6
totally protected against dust

6
protected against strong jets of water

7
protected against immersion

8
protected against complete continuous submersion in water