IP ratings guide                                                                                                 IP rating guide

IPxx (ingress Protectuin to BS EN 60529)
1st digit - protection against solid objects 0 No protection 1 Protected against objects greater than 50mm 2 Protected against objects greater than 12mm 3 Protected against objects greater than 2.5mm 4 Protected against objects greater than 1.0mm 5 Ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities 6 No ingress of dust

IPxx 2nd digit - protection against water 0 No protection 1 Protected against falling drops 2 Protected against drops falling at 15° 3 Low pressure spray - similar to shower head at up to 60° from vertical 4 Low pressure spray - similar to shower head - from any angle for 5 minutes 5 Medium pressure jet - similar to garden hose - from any angle for 3 minutes 6 High pressure jet - similar to fire hose - from any angle for 3 minutes 7 Submersion at 1 metre for 30 minutes 8 Higher water pressure eg: 2 bar for 2 hours. Conduits are tested in-house at up to 10 bar. (equivalent to 100m underwater) 9 Steam clean, high pressure high temp jet wash to DIN40050.