Popular IP Code Standards

As described on our IP Code Page, there are a number of combinations available for an enclosure to be tested to. Below is a list of the most popular specific IP Code standards:

IP53 Test

IP53 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust protected

Effective against: Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact (dust proof).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Spraying water

Testing For: Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.

 An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP53 Testing compliant.

IP55 Test

IP55 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust protected

Effective against: Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact (dust proof).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Water jets

Testing For: Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP55 Testing compliant.

IP56 Test

IP56 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust protected

Effective against: Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact (dust proof).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Powerful water jets

Testing For: Water projected in powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP56 Testing compliant.

IP57 Test

IP57 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust protected

Effective against: Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact (dust proof).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Immersion up to 1 meter

Testing For: Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP57 Testing compliant.

IP64 Test

IP64 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Splashing of water

Testing For: Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP64 Testing compliant.

IP65 Test

IP65 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Water jets

Testing For: Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP65 Testing compliant.

IP66 Test

IP66 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Powerful water jets

Testing For: Water projected in powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP66 Testing compliant.

IP67 Test

IP67 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Immersion up to 1 meter

Testing For: Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP67 Testing compliant.

IP68 Test

IP68 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Immersion beyond 1 meter

Testing For: The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP68 Testing compliant.

IP69 Test

IP69 testing involves testing an enclosure for the following solid particle protection and liquid ingress protection:

Solid Particle Protection:

Object size protected against: Dust proof

Effective against: No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight).

Liquid Ingress Protection:

Protected Against: Powerful high temperature water jets

Testing For: Protected against close-range high pressure, high temperature spray downs.

An enclosure that can meet the preceding two requirements is IP69 Testing compliant.

 

Keystone Compliance is an ingress protection lab with significant IP Code testing experience. This page lists every method and section of the standard for informational purposes. There may be methods and sections that fall outside of our scope. Please contact us to learn how we can meet your ingress protection testing needs.