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IPX Ratings

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What are IPX ratings?

There are different levels of water protection based on the IP rating system. The IP rating rates the ingress protection, in this case water, of the equipment inside the enclosure. The digit after ‘IP-X” indicates the degree of protection. The higher the number, the better the electronics will be protected from adverse affects of water such as shorts, moisture leakage, condensation or corrosion.

•IPX-0 – No protection. 
•IPX-1 – Protected against condensation or dripping water falling vertically. 
•IPX-2 – Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 15 degrees vertically. 
•IPX-3 – Protected against spraying water when tilted up to 60 degrees vertically. 
•IPX-4 – Protected against splashing water from any angle. 
•IPX-5 – Protected against low pressure water stream from any angle. 
•IPX-6 – Protected against high pressure water stream from any angle. 
•IPX-7 – Protected against water immersion. Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter. 
•IPX-8 – Protected against continual water submersion in under water conditions.

Written by Scott Rosenbaum
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