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IP Ratings Explained


The ’IP’ in IP codes, or sometimes called IP ratings, stands for ”Ingress Protection”. These codes rate the degree of protection that a housing offers from objects such as dust and water. These ratings are defined by the IEC 60529 Standard. The standard makes it possible to quantify the degree of protection instead of using a subjective term like “waterproof.”

Example: Referencing the tables below, IP68 would mean that the product is completely sealed against dust intrusionand could be continuously immersed in water deeper than one meter.