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IP Ratings Explained
|IP||1 Protection against Contact||IP||2 Waterproofing|
|0||No Protection||0||No Protection|
Protection from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter
|1||Protection from dripping water|
Protection from object no greater than 12mm in diameter
|2||Protection from vertically dripping water (tilted up to 15°)|
|3||Protection from objects no greater than 2.5mm in diameter||3||Protection from sprayed water (tilted up to 60°)|
|4||Protection from objects no greater than 1mm in diameter||4||Protection from splashed water|
|5||Complete protection against contact, protection against dust deposit||5||Protected from water projected from a nozzle|
|6||Complete protection against contact, protection from infiltration of dust||6||Protected against heavy seas, or powerful jets of water|
|7||7||Protected against immersion|
|8||8||Proteced against complete, continuous submersion in water|
|9||9||Protection against the ingress of water even under high pressure.|
As well as IP numbers, items may be classed as PELV or SELV.