Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan

Ingress Protection EZ Test Plans are available for your test program!

CVG Strategy has put decades of experience in helping clients with ingress protection by providing our Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan documentation.

IEC 60529

IEC 60529 is a standard that classifies and prescribes tests methods to verify degrees of ingress protection for enclosures of electrical equipment.  Ingress protection applies to water, mechanical impacts, corrosion, corrosive solvents, fungus, vermin, solar radiation, icing, moisture, and explosive atmospheres.  Classification of protection is provided by an IP code.

Ingress protection EZ Test Plan

IP Code

The IP Code is composed of the letters “IP” followed by a sequence of letters and numbers.
First Characteristic Numeral – Against ingress of solid foreign objects
  • 0 – non protected
  • 1 – or = 50mm
  • 2 – > or = 12.5mm
  • 3 – > or = 2.5mm
  • 4 – > or = 1.0mm
  • 5 – dust protected
  • 6 – dust tight
Second Characteristic Numeral – Against ingress of water with harmful effects
  • 0 – non protected
  • 1 – vertically dripping
  • 2 – dripping 15 degree tilt
  • 3 – spraying
  • 4 – splashing
  • 5 – jetting
  • 6 – powerful jetting
  • 7 – temporary immersion
  • 8 – continuous immersion
  • 9 – high pressure and temperature water jet
Additional Letter
  • A – back of hand
  • B – finger
  • C – tool
  • D – wire
 Second Additional Letter
  • H – high voltage apparatus
  • M – motion during water test
  • S – stationary during water test
  • W – weather conditions
CVG Strategy offers our Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan to ensure your testing will be conducted in accordance with IEC 60529 and it will help you qualify that a system can survive in its application and be reliable.

Commercial Testing to qualify a product for IP65, IP67 and IP68 can be a challenge, as IEC 60529, is not a freely available standard.  A licensed copy must be purchased from the International Electro-Technical Commission.

The Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan templates for IEC 60529 Compliance include appendices for documentation of product to be tested operational requirements and operational testing for verification of function during and after ingress testing. We have incorporated lessons we learned while program managing and witnessing tests on commercial parts. Each incorporates options for both operational and storage types of testing procedures and the requisite parameters. Each Ingress Protection EZ Test Plans template is compliant with MIL-STD-810 Task 405, even though IEC 60529 does not require it.

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