IP Rating Checker

Select an IP rating from the checker and display the definition for the ingress protection it will provide or look up an IP rating from the table for an explanation.

IP Rating Checker
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Solids: No protection
Liquids: No protection

Choose a 2 digit IP rating that you would like to define from the two selection boxes above and display the explanation for the level of dust and water ingress protection applicable to that rating.

IP Rating Look-up Table

Rating Protection from Solids Protection from Liquids
IP00 No protection No protection
IP01 No protection condensation
IP02 No protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP03 No protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP04 No protection water spray from any direction
IP05 No protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP06 No protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP07 No protection temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP08 No protection continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP10 touch by hands (>50mm) No protection
IP11 touch by hands (>50mm) condensation
IP12 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP13 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP14 touch by hands (>50mm) water spray from any direction
IP15 touch by hands (>50mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP16 touch by hands (>50mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP17 touch by hands (>50mm) temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP18 touch by hands (>50mm) continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP20 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) No protection
IP21 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) condensation
IP22 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP23 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP24 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) water spray from any direction
IP25 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP26 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP27 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP28 touch by fingers (>12.5mm) continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP30 tools & wires (>2.5mm) No protection
IP31 tools & wires (>2.5mm) condensation
IP32 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP33 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP34 tools & wires (>2.5mm) water spray from any direction
IP35 tools & wires (>2.5mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP36 tools & wires (>2.5mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP37 tools & wires (>2.5mm) temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP38 tools & wires (>2.5mm) continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP40 tools & small wires (>1mm) No protection
IP41 tools & small wires (>1mm) condensation
IP42 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP43 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP44 tools & small wires (>1mm) water spray from any direction
IP45 tools & small wires (>1mm) low pressure water jets from any direction
IP46 tools & small wires (>1mm) high pressure water jets from any direction
IP47 tools & small wires (>1mm) temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP48 tools & small wires (>1mm) continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP50 Limited dust ingress protection No protection
IP51 Limited dust ingress protection condensation
IP52 Limited dust ingress protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP53 Limited dust ingress protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP54 Limited dust ingress protection water spray from any direction
IP55 Limited dust ingress protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP56 Limited dust ingress protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP57 Limited dust ingress protection temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP58 Limited dust ingress protection continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP60 Total dust ingress protection No protection
IP61 Total dust ingress protection condensation
IP62 Total dust ingress protection water spray < 15 degrees from vertical
IP63 Total dust ingress protection water spray < 60 degrees from vertical
IP64 Total dust ingress protection water spray from any direction
IP65 Total dust ingress protection low pressure water jets from any direction
IP66 Total dust ingress protection high pressure water jets from any direction
IP67 Total dust ingress protection temporary immersion to at least 1m from bottom and 15cm from top of object
IP68 Total dust ingress protection continuous immersion to a specified depth or pressure
IP69K Total dust ingress protection steam jet cleaning

IP Rating Help

IP55 time duration

How much time can equipment with ip 55 should stand rain water without problem?

There is a minimum time of at least 15 minutes, which is used for testing purposes, but we would suggest a product should be designed and tested for the intended purpose rather than a particular IP rating. You can then have a third party test the design to see what IP rating it meets.

IP Testing

Which consultant can carry out IP rating testing?

We would suggest contacting SIRA which are major provider of instrumentation certification and approval services in the UK including IP testing.

IPW55 vs IP55

What is the difference between IP55 and IPW55 protection?

The “W” in IPW 55 signifies that the rating includes weather conditions.  e.g. rain, condensation and humidity.

IP55

  • Limited dust ingress protection.
  • Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction.

IPW55

  • Limited dust ingress protection.
  • Protected against low pressure water jets from any direction.
  • Protected against damp and wet weather.

Condensation protection (IP21)

What is meant by protected against condensation as part of a IP21 rating?

When the surface temperature of a device is lower than the dew point temperature (the temperature at which air cannot hold any more water) moisture will begin to collect on the device.

For example, condensation will form if you take a device that has been sitting in a cool environment such as an air conditioned room and move it to a hot and humid outdoor environment.

If a device has an IP21 rating it will be protected from damage due to any build up of moisture on surfaces which are in contact with the air.

Sensitive components such as electronic devices are protected from condensation by coating the surface with a waterproof barrier such as a Conformal coating.

IP23S vs IP23

What is the difference between IP23 and IP23S, and which has a more stringent testing criteria?

The ‘S’ means ‘Device standing still during water test’. IP23 is considered more stringent than IP23S, since it covers this and IP23M which means ‘Device moving during water test’.

D meaning in IP23D

I have a heat detector for a fire alarm system and I have been told it is ip23d, can you please let me know what the ‘d’ is?

It is additional to the IP23 rating, and relates to protection against a wire touching hazardous parts.  For futher information see IP codes explained and additional IP code letters.



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