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Ingress Protection (IP)

Degree of Protection

DegreeDangerous contactForeign object penetration
IP 0xwithout protectionwithout protection
IP 1xpalmLarge (>50mm)
IP 2xfingersmall (>12.5mm)
IP 3xtoolsmall (>2.5mm)
IP 4tool, wirevery small (>1mm)
IP 5xany objectdust - partially
IP 6xany objectdust - completely

DegreeWater penetration (IPX specification)
IP x0Without protection
IP x1Protected against vertically dripping water.
IP x2Protected against dripping water at a 15° inclination.
IP x3Protected against water spray (sprinkling, rain)
IP x4Protected against splashing water.
IP x5Protected against gushing water.
IP x6Protected against intensely gushing water (waves).
IP x7Protected against a water immersion for 30 minutes into a depth of 1.5 metres.
IP x8Protected against a permanent water immersion.
IP x9Protected against pressurised water (WAP)

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