IP Ratings Explained

Knowing the difference between the varies IP ratings is essential for two reasons: ensuring the electrical hardware is fit for purpose; and so that you do not over spend, buying over specified hardware. The chart below breaks down the IP rating standards, clearly and concise, so that you know which standard you require for your specific application.


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IP Ratings Explained


IP69K is a protection provision of high temperatured and pressured water which prescribed by Germany standard DIN 40050 PART9. The test specifies a spray nozzle that is fed with 80°C water at 80 to 100 bar and a flow rate of 14 to 16 L/min.