Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan Templates

Ingress Protection EZ Test Plan Templates

Ingress Protection EZ-Test Plan Templates provide essential documentation to ensure that repeatable testing is performed as required and that adequate data is collected for analysis and product validation.  These Test Plans have been developed for IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures.

IEC 60529

IEC 60529 Ingress Protection Code (IP Code)

The International Electrotechnical Commision created standard 60529 in 1998 to create a consistent classification of degrees of protection provided by electrical equipment enclosures.  This includes protection against access of persons to hazardous parts inside the enclosure, protection of equipment by ingress of solid objects, and protection of equipment from the ingress of water.  Each of these classifications has a requisite test methodology for verification of compliance. 
 
Degrees of protection  are designated by the IP Code.  The code is comprised of the code letter IP (International Protection) followed by two characteristic numerals and two optional letters.
 

First Characteristic Numeral

The first characteristic numeral defines levels of protection of equipment against the ingress of solid foreign objects.  The numbers 1 – 6 are used.  The number 0 defines a non protected enclosure.

  1. 50 mm diameter
  2. 12.5 mm diameter
  3. 2.5 mm diameter
  4. 1.0 mm diameter
  5. Dust-Protected
  6. Dust-Tight

Second Characteristic Number

The second characteristic numeral defines levels of protection of equipment against the ingress of water.  The numbers 1 – 9 are used.  The number 0 defines a non protected enclosure.

  1. Vertically dripping
  2. Dripping (15° tilted)
  3. Spraying
  4. Splashing
  5. Jetting
  6. Powerful jetting
  7. Temporary Immersion
  8. Continuous Immersion
  9. High Pressure and Temperature Water Jet

Additional Letter Optional

The first additional letter adds detail to solid foreign object ingress.

  • A = Back of Hand
  • B = Finger
  • C = Tool
  • D = Wire

Supplementary Letter

  • H = High Voltage Apparatus
  • M = Motion during water test
  • S = Stationary during water test
  • W = Weather Conditions

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