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IP
protection
codes

Environmental simulation
Test procedure

Protected systems are classified in so-called IP codes as regards their suitability for different environmental conditions.

The abbreviation IP stands for International Protection. In some cases the abbreviation also stands for Ingress Protection in English-speaking countries.



There are various German and international standards for the IP-codes.

All standards mentioned here are equally valid but differ regarding revision status and details. It is therefore necessary to indicate the referenced standard for an unequivocal determination of IP-codes.

Equipment

Test chamber size: 1600mm x 1600mm x 1400mm (WxHxD)
Bigger test samples on request
IP-protection classes
Standards

  • DIN EN 60529; VDE 0470-1

    Degrees of Protection provided by Enclosures (IP-Code)
  • DIN SPEC 79009

    planned standard for E-Bikes and Pedelecs
  • ISO 20653

    Road vehicles -- Degrees of protection (IP-Code) (replacing DIN 40050)
  • DIN EN 60068-2-17

    Environmental testing - Part 2: Tests - Test Q: Sealing
  • DIN EN 60068-2-18

    Environmental simulation: water
  • MIL-STD-810G Method 506.5

    Rain
  • RTCA DO-160G Section 10

    Waterproofness
  • NEMA 250

  • VW 80000

  • VW 80101

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