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Water Proof Protection Degree Introduction

Water Proof Protection Degree Introduction 

IPX1   Protected against vertically falling water drops   

Vertically falling drops shall have no harmful effects .

Test Means : Place the testing samples’ enclosure on the turntable with a rotation speed of 1 rpm/min.

Distance between the top of the enclosure and drip hole is not more than 200mm

Water flow rate : 1 mm/min

Duration of test : 10 min

 

IPX2  Protected against vertically falling water drops when enclosure tilted up to 15°

Vertically falling drops shall have no harmful effects when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° on either side of the vertical  

Test Means : The enclosure is tested in each 4 fixed position of 15 degree tilt

Water flow rate : 3 mm/min

Duration of test : 2.5min for each position tilt, a total of 10 min  

 

IPX3 Protected against spraying water

 Water sprayed at an angle up to 60°on either side of the vertical shall have no harmful effects .

Test Means : Oscillating tube spray ±60° from vertical distance max. 200mm or spray nozzle spray ±60°from vertical.

Water flow rate : 0.07L/min ±5% per hole, Duration of test : 10 min  

 

IPX4  Protected against splashing water

Water protected in splashes against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects  

Test Means : As for numeral 3, Spray ±180° from vertical.

Water flow rate : 0.07L/min ±5% per hole

Duration of test : 10 min  

 

IPX5 Protected against water jets

Water protected injets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

Test Means : Water jet hose nozzle,nozzle 12.5mm diameter

Distance is 2.5m to 3m, Water flow rate : 100L/min ± 5%

Duration of test : 1 min/m², at least 3 min

 

IPX6 Protected against powerful water jets

Water protected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.

Test Means: Water jet hose nozzle,nozzle 12.5 diameter, Distance is 2.5m to 3 m. Water flow rate : 100L/min ±5%

Duration of test : 1 min/ m², at least 3 min 


IPX7   Protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water

Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the enclosure is temporarily immersed in water under standardised conditions of pressure and time

Test Means : Immersion tank  

Water level on enclosure : 0.15m above top, 1m above bottom (1. The lowest point of enclosure with a height less than 850mm is located 1000mm below the surface of the water.

2. The highest point of enclosures with a height equal to or greater than 850mm is located 150mm below the surface of the water )

 

IPX8 Protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water

Ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible when the enclosure is continuously immersed in water under conditions which shall be agreed between manufacturer and user but which are more severe than for numeral 7

Test Means : Immersion tank  

Water level : by agreement

Duration of test : by agreement

 


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