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IP Ratings and Nema Ratings

Rugged electronics are held to a higher standard of production than other electronic devices. Each laptop, tablet, and handheld meets NEMA Ratings and IP Rating charts. NEMA Enclosure ratings ensure that all electronic devices can hold up to extreme environments and withstand water, dust, dirt, and much more. Take a look at the information below to learn more!

IP (INGRESS PROTECTION) RATINGS BREAKDOWN:

DEGREES OF PROTECTION – 1ST NUMBER: 
The 1st number of the IP code indicates the degree that persons are protected against contact with moving parts (other than smooth rotating shafts) and the degree that equipment is protected against solid foreign bodies intruding into an enclosure.

0

No special protection

1

Protection from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.

2

Protection from other objects not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.

3

Protection from entry by tools, wires, etc., with a diameter of thickness greater than 1.0mm.

4

Protection from entry by solid objects with a diameter or thickness greater than 1.0mm

5

Protection from the amount of dust that would interfere with the operation of the equipment.

6

Dust tight.

 

DEGREES OF PROTECTION – 2ND NUMBER: 
The 2nd number indicates the degree of protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against the harmful entry of various forms of moisture like dripping, spraying and submersion.

0

No special protection

1

Protection from dripping water.

2

Protection from vertically dripping water.

3

Protection from sprayed water.

4

Protection from splashed water.

5

Protection from water projected from a nozzle

6

Protection against heavy seas, or powerful jets of water.

7

Protection against immersion.

8

Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water.

NEMA/IP RATINGS - CONVERSION:

 

NEMA
Rating

IP
Equivalent

NEMA Definition

IP Against
Objects

IP Against
Liquids

1

IP10

Enclosures constructed for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment and to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt

1 = Protected against solid foreign objects of 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and greater

0 = Not protected

2

IP11

Enclosures constructed for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, and to provide a degree of protection against dripping and light splashing of liquids

1 = Protected against solid foreign objects of 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and greater

1 = Protected against vertically falling water drops

3

IP54

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow and windblown dust; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

3R

IP14

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet and snow; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

1 = Protected against solid foreign objects of 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and greater

4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

3S

IP54

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow and windblown dust; and in which the external mechanism(s) remain operable when ice laden

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

4

IP56

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

6 = Protected against strong jets of water from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

4X

IP56

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water, and corrosion; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

6 = Protected against strong jets of water from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

5

IP52

Enclosures constructed for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against settling airborne dust, lint, fibers and flyings: and to provide a degree of protection against dripping and light splashing of liquids

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

2 = Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical

6

IP67

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against hose-directed water and the entry of water during occasional temporary submersion at a limited depth; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

6 = Totally protected against entry of dust

7 = Protected against effects of submersion from 15 cm (6 in) to 1 m (3 ft)

6P

IP68

Enclosures constructed for indoor or outdoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against hose-directed water and the entry of water during occasional prolonged submersion at a limited depth; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure

6 = Totally protected against entry of dust

8 = Protected against the effects of occasional submersion in water, up to 10 m (33 ft)

12

IP52

Enclosures constructed with knockout(s) for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers and flyings: and to provide a degree of protection to against dripping and light splashing of liquids

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

2 = Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical

12K

IP52

Enclosures constructed with knockout(s) for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers and flyings: and to provide a degree of protection to against dripping and light splashing of liquids

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

2 = Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical

13

IP54

IP54 Enclosures constructed for indoor use; to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers and flyings: and against the spraying, splashing and seepage of water, oil and non-corrosive coolants.

5 = Protected against dust; limited to ingress (no harmful deposit)

4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions; limited to ingress permitted

 

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