Ingress Protection Rating (IP Rating) Explained

Ingress Protection Rating (IP Rating) Explained

IP Solid protection   IP Liquid protection
1 Solid protection IP1

50mm
The AED is protected against solid objects greater than 50mm such as the back of a hand.

  1 Liquid protection IP1

Dripping water
Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect on the AED

2 Solid protection IP2

12.5mm
The AED is protected against solid objects greater than 12.5mm such as fingers or similar objects.

  2 Liquid protection IP2

Dripping water when tilted upto 15°
Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the AED is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position.

3 Solid protection IP3

2.5mm
The AED is protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm such as tools and thick wires.

  3 Liquid protection IP3

Spraying water
Water falling on the AED as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.

4 Solid protection IP4

1mm
The AED is protected against solid objects greater than 1mm such as wires and screws.

  4 Liquid protection IP4

Splashing of water
Water splashing against the AED from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

5 Solid protection IP5

Dust protected
Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the AED

  5 Liquid protection IP5

Water jets
Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against the AED from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

6 Solid protection IP6

Dust tight
The AED is completely dust tight

  6 Liquid protection IP6Powerful water jets
Water projected in powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the AED from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
      7 Liquid protection IP7

Immersion up to 1m
Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the AED is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).

      8 Liquid protection IP8

Immersion beyond 1m
The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.