IP Rating Testing
IP Rating Testing by LabTest, also known by ip test, provides a means of classifying the degrees of protection from solid objects and liquids afforded by electrical equipment and enclosures.
The system is recognized in most European countries and is set out in a number of International and European standards.
As standards become more harmonized, IP Ratings (as ip54 rating and ip65 rating, for example) are becoming more common.
IP Explanation and Ratings
This classification system utilizes the letters “IP” (“Ingress Protection”) followed by two or three digits. (A third digit is sometimes used. An “x” is used for one of the digits if there is only one class of protection; i.e. IPX4 which addresses moisture resistance only.)
Degrees of Protection – First Digit
Degrees of Protection – Second Digit