IP Ratings for Enclosures (IEC60529)

IP ??
IP 64

Protection against solid bodies

IP0(A)
0

No Protection
IP1(A)
1

Protected against solid bodies larger than 50 mm
(e.g. a hand)
IP2(A)
2

Protected against solid bodies larger than 12 mm
(e.g. a finger)
IP3(A)
3

Protected against solid bodies larger than 2.5 mm
(tools, wires)
IP4(A)
4

Protected against solid bodies larger than 1 mm
(fine tools, small wires)
IP5(A)
5

Protected against dust
(no harmful deposits)
IP6(A)
6

Totally dust tight

Protection against liquids

IP0(B)
0

No Protection
IP1(B)
1

Protected against vertically falling water droplets (condensation)
IP2(B)
2

Protected against water droplets deflected at up to 15° from vertical
IP3(B)
3

Protected against rainwater at up to 60° from vertical
IP4(B)
4

Protection against water spray from all directions
IP5(B)
5

Protected against low - pressure water jets from all directions
IP6(B)
6

Protected against powerful water jets from all directions
IP7(B)
7

Protected against the effects of immersion
IP8(B)
8

Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure