The IP indicator characterizes the products level protection.
The first number corresponds to the protection level for solids and the second one for liquids.

IndicationFor the first figureFor the second figure
0  No protection  No protection
1  Protection against the upper solid bodies in 50mm  Protection against the vertical falls of drops
2  Protection against the upper solid bodies in 12mm  Protection against waterfalls with a slope of 15° maximum
3  Protection against the upper solid bodies in 2.5mm  Protection against the water in rain
4  Protection against the upper solid bodies in 1mm  Protection against the projections of water
5  Protection against the dust  Protection against fountains
6  Total protection against the dust  Protection against waves
7    Protection against the effects of the dumping
8    Protection against the effects of the prolonged dumping

Example:

Indication of protectionSolid bodyLiquid body
IP 6 5

 


This table is defined by standards DIN40050, IEC 529, 5490.