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How do you rate? IP Rating that is

Are you confused about IP Ratings? Just what is an IP Rating and what does it mean?

Why is an IP Rating Important?

There are many marketing terms used for products such as "water resistant" or "water-proof", but we need to go further and understand exactly what these terms mean.  IP Ratings establish a level of conformity beyond descriptive terms that are used to promote a product. 

How are IP Ratings Established?

When a manufacturer wants an IP Rating for their product, they must have it tested by an independent and certified company. The testing company certifies the numerical IP Rating of that product to signify how well the item protects against intrusion of solids as well as liquids.  Having an IP Rating is having the ability to back up the claims or features that are touted about a specific product.

How to Read IP Ratings

IP Ratings represent the level of protection provided by a device against the intrusion of solid objects and liquids. An IP Rating usually has two numbers: 

The first number represents the level of protection from solids with 0 offering zero protection and 6 offering the most.
The second number represents the level of protection from liquids with 0 offering zero protection and 9k offering the most.

   IP65 Rating

 We've developed an IP Rating cheat sheet that can be downloaded here. Feel free to consult the chart below and contact us if you have any questions.

IP ratingchart

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Joe Rozsa
Joe Rozsa
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