IP and SIP Intercom
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The protection of enclosures against ingress of dirt or against the ingress of water is defined in IEC529 (BSEN60529:1991). Conversely, an enclosure which protects equipment against ingress of particles will also protect a person from potential hazards within that enclosure, and this degree of protection is also defined as a standard.
The degrees of protection are most commonly expressed as ‘IP’ followed by two numbers, e.g. IP65, where the numbers define the degree of protection. The first digit shows the extent to which the equipment is protected against particles, or to which persons are protected from enclosed hazards. The second digit indicates the extent of protection against water.
|IP66||Protected from total dust ingress.||Protected from high pressure water jets from any direction.|
|IP67||Protected from total dust ingress.||Protected from immersion between 15 centimeters and 1 meter in depth.|
|IP68||Protected from total dust ingress.||Protected from long term immersion up to a specified preasure.|