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Understanding International Protection (IP) Rating Codes

11 Oct 2018

In our latest blog post, Simon Winfield explains how to understand the International Protection (IP) Rating Codes, specifically in relation to Electrical Enclosures IEC 60529.


For electrical enclosures, IEC 60529 classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact and water. It provides detailed definitions on the levels of protection, rather than vague terms.
Understanding International Protection (IP) Rating Codes