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index of protection : IPxx and IK

IPxx index of protection


for enclosures of electrical 1st digit : 2st digit :
protection against solid bodies protection against liquids
IPxx equipment in accordance
with IEC 60529, BS EN 60529 IP tests
and NF EN 60529 IP tests
up to 1 000 V and 1 500 V = 0 No protection

Protected against verti-


1 cally-falling drops
0 No protection of water (condensation)

Protected against drops


Ø 50 mm 2 of water falling at up to
Protected against solid 15° from the vertical
bodies larger than 50 mm
1 (eg: accidental contact
with the hand) 60 Protected against drops
3 of rain water at up to 60°
Ø 12.5 mm from the vertical
Protected against solid
2 bodies larger than 12 mm Protected against projec-
(eg: finger)
4 tions of water
from all directions

Protected against solid


Ø 2.5 mm bodies larger
3 than 2.5 mm Protected against jets
(eg: tools, wires) 5 of water from all directions

Ø 1 mm Protected against solid


bodies larger than 1 mm
4 (eg: fine tools Protected against jets
and small wires) 6 of water of similar force
to heavy seas

Protected against dust


5 (no harmful deposit) Protected against
7

15 cm
1m
the effects of immersion

mini
Protected against prolon-
Completely protected ged effects

m
6 against dust 8 of immersion under pres-
sure

Protection against mechanical


impact: protection index - IK Impact energy
IK Tests (in Joules)

IK According to standard:
IEC 62262, BS EN 62262
IK 00 0
and NF EN 62262
• This table can be used 0.2 kg
to ascertain the resistance IK 01 75 mm 0.15
of a product to an impact given
0.2 kg
in Joules from the IK code (gra- IK 02 0.2
100 mm
duated from 00 to 10)
0.2 kg
IK 03 175 mm 0.35

0.2 kg
IK 04 250 mm 0.5

0.2 kg
IK 05 0.7
350 mm

0.5 kg
IK 06 1
200 mm

0.5 kg
IK 07 2
400 mm

1.7 kg
IK 08 295 mm 5

5 kg
IK 09 10
200 mm

5 kg
IK 10 20
400 mm

The contents of the above chart are for guidance only if you have any doubt as to the interpretation of the information contained therein,
please refer either to the standard itself or contact Legrand

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