Sometimes also called Ingress Protection Rating - consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. It classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures.
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IP (International Protection) Ratings
First Digit: Solids
The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts
(e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.
Second Digit: Liquids
Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.
Examples of first and second digits combined.
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