IP Rating

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The IP (International Protection Code or Ingress Protection) rating system is a worldwide recognized standard for rating enclosures’ immunity to dust (solids) and water (moisture) penetration.

The rating is denoted by the following nomenclature:

IP-xy: where “x” and “y” are each substituted by single digits, denoting a degree of protection from foreign body and water respectively.

Following is the numerical legend that indicates the degree of protection:

First Digit(x)

Description of degree of protection from contact or foreign body

0

No Special Protection, Generally not used for pressure or temperature instruments

1

Protection against solid objects > 50mm in diameter. Generally not used for pressure or temperature instruments

2

Protection against solid objects > 12.5mm in diameter. Generally not used for pressure or temperature instruments

3

Protection against solid objects > 2.5mm in diameter

4

Protected against solid objects > 1.0mm in diameter

5

Dust Protected (Ingress of dust not completely prevented)

6

Dust-Tight(No ingress of dust, complete protection against contact)

 

Second Digit(y)

Description of Degree of water protection

0

No Special Protection, Generally not used for pressure or temperature instruments

1

Protected against dripping water

2

Protected against dripping water when case is tilted up to 15°

3

Protected against spraying water

4

Protected against splashing water

5

Protected against a water jet

6

Protected against heavy jet spray

7

Protected against limited submersion in water(up to 1m of submersion)

8

Protected against continuous submersion in water (beyond 1 m of submersion)

9K Protected against close range high pressure and high temperature water spray

Aimtec’s entire line of second generation AC/DC LED drivers are in IP68 rated enclosures. They are designed for LED based applications and are suitable for either outdoor or indoor use. With the dust-tight feature and capability to withstand continuous submersion in water, AIMTEC’s LED drivers operation under harsh conditions.  OTE: IP-68 is equivalent to NEMA 6P rating (US National Electrical Manufacturers Association).

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