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Protection methods per DIN EN 60529

The methods of protection: Contact, foreign object, and water protection for electric utilities were established in conjunction with IEC Publication 144 and 34-5 in DIN EN 60529 Sheet 1. Please note that the scope of protection and the tests between IEC (IP) and VDE (P) do not always completely agree.

  • IP 20 covered
  • IP 21 protected against dripping water
  • IP 23 protected against sprayed water
  • IP 40 protected against foreign objects
  • IP 43 protected against foreign objects and sprayed water
  • IP 44 protected against foreign objects and splashing water
  • IP 50 protected against dust
  • IP 54 protected against dust and sprayed water
  • IP 55 protected against dust and hosed water
  • IP 56 dust-proof and watertight
  • IP 65 dust proof and hose proof
  • IP 67 dust-tight and protected against temporary immersion in water
  • IP 68 dust-tight and protected against continuous immersion in water