Understanding Product Standards and Certifications

International Protection Code

Example: IP67

An IP Code contains two digits that indicate the level of protection that a product has against contact and water. These are as follows:

  First Digit, Protection Against... Second Digit, Protection Against
1 Nothing None
2 Accidental contact by large body part (ie: hand) Dripping water
3 Fingers or similar Dripping water, tilted at 15°
4 Tools, thick wires Spraying water
5 Thin wires, insects Splashing water
6 Most dust Jets of water
6K Powerful jets of water
7 Total dust protection Water immersion, 1m depth
8 Water immersion, greater then 1m
9K Powerful jets of high temperature water