Guide to Ingress Protection Ratings
Ingress protection testing (IP testing) helps to determine a product’s susceptibility to solid particle (including dust) ingress and liquid (water) ingress. Within the IEC 60529 standard there is an international classification system to test the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion of solid particles and liquid.
Selecting and testing to an IP Rating establishes your product's level of protection from water, dust or intrusion. Our guide to IP testing below explains IP Ratings.