Ingress Protection Testing

Ingress Protection (IP) Testing for all protection types and IP Codes as per IEC 60529 and ISO 20653

ELCA's accredited state of the art testing facilities for Ingress Protection Testing along with our technical expertise will ensure complete customer satisfaction.
We carry out Ingress pro tection testing as per the requirements of IEC 60529 for protection against solid foreign objects and/or liquids, depending on the requirements of the customer.

We cover the complete ra nge of protection types: IP XX as below:

Degrees of protection against solid foreign objects indicated by the first characteristic numeral.

First
Characteristic
numeral
Degree of Protection
Brief description Definition
0 Non-Protected ---
1 Protected against solid foreign Objects of 50mm Ø and greater The object probe, sphere of 50 mm Ø, shall not fully penetrate
2 Protected against solid foreign Objects of 12,5 mm Ø and greater The object probe, sphere of 12,5 mm Ø, shall not fully penetrate
3 Protected against solid foreign Objects of 2,5 mm Ø and greater The object probe, sphere of 2,5 mm Ø, shall not fully penetrate
4 Protected against solid foreign Objects of 1,0 mm Ø and greater The object probe, sphere of 1,0 mm Ø, shall not fully penetrate
5 Dust-protected Ingress of dust is not totally prevented, but dust shall not penetrate in a quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation of the apparatus or to impair safety
6 Dust-tight No ingress of dust

Degrees of protection against water indicated by the second characteristic numeral

Second
Characteristic
numeral
Degree of Protection
Brief description Definition
0 Non-protected ---
1 Protected against vertically falling water drops Vertically falling drops shall have no harmful effects
2 Protected against vertically falling water drops when enclosure tilted up to 15° Vertically falling drops shall have no harmful effects when the enclosure is tilted at any angle up to 15" on either side of the vertical
3 Protected against spraying water Water sprayed against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
4 Protected against splashing water Water splashed against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
5 Protected against water jets Water projected in jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
6 Protected against powerful water jets Water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects
7 Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the enclosure is temporarily immersed in water under standardized conditions of pressure and time
8 Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the enclosure is continuously immersed in water under conditions which shall be agreed between manufacturer and user but which are more severe than for numeral 7