FAQ'S TO PROTECTION DEGREES
DIN EN 60529
The degree of protection indicates the suitability of electrical equipment for various environmental conditions. The degree of protection is declared by the IP code, which consists of two digits. The first digit describes the protection against foreign bodies, the second digit indicates the protection against the ingress of water.
|1. Reference number||Protection against foreign bodies||2. Reference number||Protection against water|
|0||No protection||0||No protection|
|1||Protected against solid foreign bodies with diameter ≥ 50 mm||1||Protection against dripping water|
|2||Protected against solid foreign bodies with diameter ≥ 12.5 mm||2||Protection against falling dripping water when the housing is tilted up to 15|
|3||Protected against solid foreign bodies with diameter ≥ 2.5 mm||3||Protection against falling spray water up to 60° from the vertical|
|4||Protected against solid foreign bodies with diameter ≥ 1.0 mm||4||Protection against water spray from all sides|
|5||Protected against dust in harmful quantities||5||Protection against water jets (nozzle) from any angle|
|6||Dust proof||6||Protection against strong water jets|
|7||Protection against temporary immersion|
|8||Protection against permanent immersion|
|9||Protection against water during high-pressure/steam jet cleaning|
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