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Winsonic - IP Rating

IP Rating

IP (Ingress Protection) Rating Definition
First Digit Protection from solid objects Second Digit Protection from moisture
No Protection No Protection
Protection against objects >50mm Protection against vertically dripping water
Protection against objects >12.5mm Protection against spraying water
± 15° from vertical
Protection against objects >2.5mm Protection against spraying water
± 60° from vertical
Protection against objects >1.0mm Protection against spraying water
± 90° from vertical
Dust Protected (limited ingress) Protection against low pressure jetting water from all direction
Dust Tight Protection Protection against high pressure jetting water from all direction
    Protection against temporary immersion (15cm and 1m)
    Protection against continuous immersion under pressure

IP & NEMA Rating Comparison
IP Rating NEMA Definition NEMA Rating
IP21 Protected against solid foreign objects of 12mm in diameter and greater & vertically falling water drops. Enclosures constructed for indoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment, to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, and to provide a degree of protection against dripping and light splashing of liquids. 2
IP54 Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) & water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted. Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to proved a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, and windblown dust; and that will undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure. 3
IP24 Protected against solids objects over 12 mm (e.g. fingers) & water sprays from all directions, limited ingress permitted. Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor used to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, and snow; and that will be undamaged by external formation of ice on the enclosure. 3R
IP54 Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) & water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted. Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, and windblown dust; and in which the external mechanism(s) remain operable when ice laden. 3s
IP56 Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) & strong jets of water from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted. Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water, and hose-directed water; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 4 & 4X
IP65 Totally protected against dust & low pressure jets if water from all directions, limited ingress permitted.
IP66 Totally protected against dust & strong jets of water from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted.
IP52 Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit) direct water sprays up to 15 degree from the vertical. Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against settling airborne dust, lint, fibers, and flyings; and to provide a degree of protection against dripping and light splashing of liquids. 5
IP67 Totally protected against dust & the effects of temporary immersion to water between 15 cm and 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes. Enclosures constructed for either indoor or outdoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against hose-directed water and the entry of water during occasional temporary submersion at a limited depth; and that will be undamaged by the external formation of ice on the enclosure. 6 & 6P
IP52 Protected against dust, limited ingress (no harmful deposit) & direct water sprays up to 15 degree from the vertical. Enclosures constructed (without knockouts) for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flying; and against dripping and light splashing of liquids. 12 & 12K
IP54 Protected against dust - Limited to ingress (no harmful deposit) & water sprayed from all directions - Limited to ingress permitted. Enclosures constructed for indoor use to provide a degree of protection to personnel against incidental contact with the enclosed equipment; to provide a degree of protection against falling dirt; against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flyings; and against the spraying, splashing, and seepage of water, oil, and noncorrosive coolants. 13