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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) Definition Second number (Protection against liquids) Definition
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged no-IP-protection No protection Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged no-IP-protection No protection
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP1x Protected against solids objects over 50 mm (e.g. accidental touch by Hands) Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx1 Protected against vertically falling drops of water
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP2x Protected against solids objects over 12 mm (e.g. fingers) Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx2 Protected against directsprays up to 15 degree from the vertical
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP3x Protected against solids objects over 2.5 mm (e.g. tools and wires) Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx3 Protected against direct sprays up to 60 degree from the vertical
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP4x Protected against solids objects over 1mm (e.g.tools, wires and small wires Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx4 Protected against sprays from all directions, limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP5x Protected against dust,limited ingress (no harmful deposit) Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx5 Protected against low pressure jets if water from all directions,limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IP6x Totally protected against dust Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx6 Protected against strong jets of water e.g. for use on shipdecks – limited ingress permitted
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx7 Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between 15 cm and 1m. Duration of test 30 minutes
Ingress Protection - Making Tablets Rugged IPx8 Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure

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