Fibox Enclosures: IP Ratings and What They Mean for You
Fibox enclosures are IP-rated, which means they have been tested to ensure that they can protect your electrical and electronic equipment from dust and water ingress. The IP rating system is an international standard, so you can be confident that Fibox enclosures will meet your needs, regardless of where you are.
What is an IP rating?
An IP rating is a two-digit code that indicates the level of protection that an enclosure provides against dust and water. The first digit indicates the level of protection against dust, and the second digit indicates the level of protection against water.
In 1976, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published IEC 60529, the standard that defines the IP code system. The IP code system is a two-digit code that indicates the level of protection that an enclosure provides against dust and water. The first digit indicates the level of protection against dust, and the second digit indicates the level of protection against water.
Fibox IP ratings
Fibox enclosures offer a wide range of IP ratings, from IP24 to IP67. From large polycarbonate enclosures to small, there is a Fibox enclosure that is perfect for any application, no matter how harsh the environment.
Which IP rating do I need?
The IP rating you need will depend on the environment in which your enclosure will be used. Enclosures used in a dusty or dirty environment, you will need a solution with a high dust protection rating. If your design will be exposed to water, you will need an enclosure with a high water protection rating.
If you are unsure which IP rating you need, please contact Fibox for assistance.
Fibox: Your trusted source for IP-rated enclosures
Fibox is a leading manufacturer of IP-rated enclosures. With over 50 years of experience, Fibox offers a wide range of enclosures to meet the needs of any application.
Fibox enclosures are manufactured from high-quality materials and are backed by a comprehensive warranty. You can be confident that Fibox enclosures will protect your electrical and electronic equipment from the elements.
If you are unsure which IP rating you need, please contact Fibox today.
Protection against solid objects
Protection against liquids
Protection against mechanical impacts
|0||No protection||0||No protection||00||No protection|
|1||Protected against solid objects over 50 mm – e.g., accidental touch by hands||1||Protected against vertically falling drops of water||01-05||Impact <1 joule|
|2||Protected against solid objectsover 12 mm – e.g., fingers||2||Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15° from the vertical||06||Impact 1 joule|
|3||Protected against solid objects over 2,5 mm (tools + small wires)||3||Protected against sprays to 60° from the vertical||07||Impact 2 joule|
|4||Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools + small wires)||4||Protected against water sprayed from all directions – limited ingress permitted||08||Impact 5 joule|
|5||Protected against dust – limited ingress permitted (no harmful deposit)||5||Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions – limited ingress permitted||09||Impact 10 joule|
|6||Totally protected against dust||6||Protected against strong jets of water – e.g., for use on shipdecks – limited ingress permitted||10||Impact 20 joule|
|7||Protected against the affects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m|
|8||Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure|