The IP ratings’ system was developed to provide general references for the design, materials, usage and safety considerations of electrical enclosures for manufacturing companies in the USA and other countries worldwide.
IP ratings stand for Ingress Protection or International Protection ratings which are from the international standard of EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60509:1989). As defined in those standards these number defines degrees of protection against the solid and liquid objects.
Solid Objects can be dust, body parts ( hands and fingers), rocks and etc.
Liquid Objects mostly from water but it can be some other type of liquid, it classified by level of intrusion such as
- Dripping water
- Water jets
- Powerful water jets
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