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Ingress Protection – Making Tablets Rugged

What is this technology?

Dust and water can be very destructive to any type of equipment over time. Ingress Protection sealing, or IP, is needed in various environments to ensure a product is sealed against infiltration and damage by liquids, dust or humidity.

We are able to provide various levels of mechanical IP in order to protect from dust & water. These Ruggedised products are also designed for high reliability, shock and vibration tolerance, survival of high temperature and corrosive environments.

Below is a table that details what the numbers you see in IP ratings actually mean, and provides a ready reference in discussing your exact products requirements helping us to provide a suitable product match. The two digit number in a IP rating is treated as two single digit numbers.

 

Table of IP Sealing Ratings

First Number (Protection against solid objects) DefinitionSecond number (Protection against liquids)Definition
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged no-IP-protectionNo protectionIngress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged no-IP-protectionNo protection
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP1xProtected against solids objects over 50 mm (e.g. accidental touch by Hands)Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx1Protected against vertically falling drops of water
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP2xProtected against solids objects over 12 mm (e.g. fingers)Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx2Protected against directsprays up to 15 degree from the vertical
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP3xProtected against solids objects over 2.5 mm (e.g. tools and wires)Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx3Protected against direct sprays up to 60 degree from the vertical
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP4xProtected against solids objects over 1mm (e.g.tools, wires and small wiresIngress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx4Protected against sprays from all directions, limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP5xProtected against dust,limited ingress (no harmful deposit)Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx5Protected against low pressure jets if water from all directions,limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP6xTotally protected against dustIngress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx6Protected against strong jets of water e.g. for use on shipdecks – limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx7Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15 cm and 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx8Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure

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