IP Classifications

IP Classifications (IP Code), Ingress Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as International Protection Rating classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against the intrusion (including body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. It is published by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Codes for Ingress Protection
(IP) – EN 60 529:1992
Protection against the penetration of liquid
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
No Protection Protected against vertically falling drops Protected against vertically falling drops w/enclosure of 15° Protected against spraying water Protected against splashing Protected against water jets Protected against powerful water jets Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water
Protection against solid bodies 0 No Protection IP00 IP01 IP02 IP03 IP04 IP05 IP06 IP07 IP08
1 Protected against objects greater than 2″ (50mm) IP10 IP11 IP12 IP13 IP14 IP15 IP16 IP17 IP18
2 Protected against objects greater than 0.5″ (12mm) IP20 IP21 IP22 IP23 IP24 IP25 IP26 IP27 IP28
3 Protected against objects greater than 0.1″ (2.5mm) IP30 IP31 IP32 IP33 IP34 IP35 IP36 IP37 IP38
4 Protected against objects greater than 0.04″ (21mm) IP40 IP41 IP42 IP43 IP44 IP45 IP46 IP47 IP48
5 Dust protected IP50 IP51 IP52 IP53 IP54 IP55 IP56 IP57 IP58
6 Dust tight IP60 IP61 IP62 IP63 IP64 IP65 IP66 IP67 IP68