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Ingress Protection Testing, aka IP Code TestingIngress Protection

From IP0X to IPX9, Keystone Compliance can accommodate every ingress protection testing need. Plus, when needed, Keystone’s engineers help identify any ingress points that exist in a device and work to determine potential solutions.

Ingress protection testing tests the level of protection an enclosure provides against intrusions. Intrusions can be defined as body parts, water, dust and other foreign objects. The IP Code, also known as the International Protection Marking, rates the degree of protection that the enclosure provides. The IP Code has two digits. The first digit is the protection from solid particles and the second digit is the protection from liquids.

What sets Keystone Compliance’s testing apart is our experience in helping manufacturers determine ingress points in their products and also identifying potential solutions. We also have significant expertise in interpreting the standards, which often provides manufacturers with flexibility in determining acceptable amounts of ingress. Just because some liquid or dust may enter an enclosure, does not automatically mean that the unit has not met the requirements. If the unit that requires testing is too large to move, no problem. We have experience completing ingress protection testing at the customer’s facilities.

The IP Codes range from IP0X to IPX9. The first digit ranges from 0 to 6. The second digit ranges from 0 to 9. The two digits in an ingress protection marking code are completely independent of each other. Some devices only need to be IP rated to one of the two digits. Given these parameters, there are 70 combinations of ingress protection codes. Keystone Compliance is accredited to all 70 combinations which are detailed at the bottom of the page. We also have experience with a number of the standards that reference IP Code testing including IEC 60259, IEC 60598, DIN 40050-9, NEMA 250 and ISO 20653. There is a cross-reference chart between NEMA and IP Codes, which has been included lower on this page.

Why is Keystone Compliance the right IP Code lab to complete your ingress testing? Our customers enjoy our short lead times, ability to explain the process and testing requirements, consultative engineering support when failures occur and affordable pricing. It is what has made us one of the fastest growing companies in the country and most respected test labs in the region. Contact us to receive a quote for ingress protection testing and see why we are the only ingress protection lab for so many manufacturers from around the country.

NEMA / IP Code Cross-Reference Chart:

NEMA Enclosure

IP Codes

1

IP20

2

IP22

3, 3X, 3S, 3SX

IP55

3R, 3RX

IP24

4, 4X

IP66

5

IP53

6

IP67

6P

IP68

12, 12K, 13

IP54

 

Explanation of Every IP Code:

IP Rating

Degree of Protection Against Solid Foreign Objects (1st Number)

Degree of Protection Against Liquid (2nd Number)

IP00

Not Protected

Not protected

IP01

Not Protected

Dripping water

IP02

Not Protected

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP03

Not Protected

Spraying water

IP04

Not Protected

Splashing water

IP05

Not Protected

Water jets

IP06

Not Protected

Powerful water jets

IP07

Not Protected

Immersion up to 1 m

IP08

Not Protected

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP09

Not Protected

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP10

Solid object >50 mm

Not protected

IP11

Solid object >50 mm

Dripping water

IP12

Solid object >50 mm

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP13

Solid object >50 mm

Spraying water

IP14

Solid object >50 mm

Splashing water

IP15

Solid object >50 mm

Water jets

IP16

Solid object >50 mm

Powerful water jets

IP17

Solid object >50 mm

Immersion up to 1 m

IP18

Solid object >50 mm

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP19

Solid object >50 mm

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP20

Solid object >12.5 mm

Not protected

IP21

Solid object >12.5 mm

Dripping water

IP22

Solid object >12.5 mm

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP23

Solid object >12.5 mm

Spraying water

IP24

Solid object >12.5 mm

Splashing water

IP25

Solid object >12.5 mm

Water jets

IP26

Solid object >12.5 mm

Powerful water jets

IP27

Solid object >12.5 mm

Immersion up to 1 m

IP28

Solid object >12.5 mm

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP29

Solid object >12.5 mm

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP30

Solid object>2.5 mm

Not protected

IP31

Solid object>2.5 mm

Dripping water

IP32

Solid object>2.5 mm

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP33

Solid object>2.5 mm

Spraying water

IP34

Solid object>2.5 mm

Splashing water

IP35

Solid object>2.5 mm

Water jets

IP36

Solid object>2.5 mm

Powerful water jets

IP37

Solid object>2.5 mm

Immersion up to 1 m

IP38

Solid object>2.5 mm

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP39

Solid object>2.5 mm

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP40

Solid object>1 mm

Not protected

IP41

Solid object>1 mm

Dripping water

IP42

Solid object>1 mm

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP43

Solid object>1 mm

Spraying water

IP44

Solid object>1 mm

Splashing water

IP45

Solid object>1 mm

Water jets

IP46

Solid object>1 mm

Powerful water jets

IP47

Solid object>1 mm

Immersion up to 1 m

IP48

Solid object>1 mm

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP49

Solid object>1 mm

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP50

Dust protected

Not protected

IP51

Dust protected

Dripping water

IP52

Dust protected

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP53

Dust protected

Spraying water

IP54

Dust protected

Splashing water

IP55

Dust protected

Water jets

IP56

Dust protected

Powerful water jets

IP57

Dust protected

Immersion up to 1 m

IP58

Dust protected

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP59

Dust protected

High-pressure and temperature water jets

IP60

Dust tight

Not protected

IP61

Dust tight

Dripping water

IP62

Dust tight

Dripping water when tilted up to 15°

IP63

Dust tight

Spraying water

IP64

Dust tight

Splashing water

IP65

Dust tight

Water jets

IP66

Dust tight

Powerful water jets

IP67

Dust tight

Immersion up to 1 m

IP68

Dust tight

Immersion beyond 1 m

IP69

Dust tight

High-pressure and temperature water jets