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IP67. What does it mean?

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IP Ratings: The Ingress Protection rating is a classification tool showing the degree of protection from solid objects or liquids.

The first number displayed after the IP is related to solids. A scale is applied from 0 – 6 where 0 is no protection and 6 is protected from dust.

The second number is related to liquids but this time is a scale from 0 – 7. Again 0 is no protection whereas 7 is protection against immersion between 15cm and 1 meter.

The following table displays the protection descriptions:


First number Solids
0 No special protection
1 Protection against accidental touch by hands
2 Protection against objects such as fingers
3 Protection against tools and wires
4 Protection against tools, wires, small wires
5 Limited protection against dust
6 Protected from dust

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First number Liquids
0 No Protection
1 Protection against vertically dropping condensation
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from vert.
3 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from vert.
4 Protection from sprays of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
5 Protection from low pressure jets of water in all directions. Limited water ingress permitted
6 Nearly the same as #5, except for ship decks
7 Protected against the effects of immersion in water to depth between 15 cm and 1 meter