What is the Ingress Protection (IP) Rating and What Does It Mean?
The Ingress Protection Standards (IP standards) are used to systematize levels of device protection against exposure to dust, intrusion, and water ingress. In general, devices with high IP ratings are most desired by consumers. IP codes classify and rate the level of protection electronics have, as it aims to provide detailed information instead of nebulous marketing terms.
The first digit signifies the resistance a device has towards the entrance solid particles, while the second digit represents liquid protection. For example: a device, rated IP68, can be immersed in a meter of freshwater for up to a half-hour, and is dust resistant.
How protected does your device need to be? Download our IP ratings checklist above to find out more.