Monthly Archives - February 2017

What are IP codes?

IP code (International protection rating or Ingress protection rating) is an IEC standard to classify and rate the degree of protection provided against intrusion (body parts such as hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof. The IP code consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. The digits (characteristic numerals) indicate conformity with the conditions summarized [...]