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Ingress Protection (IP) Basics of Dust and Water standard AS 60529
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:38:07

It should be self-evident that enclosures and items designed to be used outside or in harsh environmental conditions, should be designed to prevent water and dust ingress, but how do you know a product or enclosure really meets the ratings asserted by the ...

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Radio Equipment Directive for European CE Mark (RED)
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:25:13

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Austest expands MIL Standard 461E/F and CE106 and CS106 to accredited scope
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:27:42

This accreditation update extends our MIL-STD-461E/F at our Castle Hill facilities to meet our clients testing needs. CE106 accreditation to 40 GHz allows us to test radio modules located within Defence equipment including HF, VHF/UHF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and...

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IP (Ingress Protection) Testing for Dust and Water

Austest performs accredited AS 60529 IP testing in both Melbourne and Sydney

Austest Labs performs accredited IP testing up to IP68 in both our Sydney and Melbourne facilities.

IP (Ingress Protection) for dust and water

Here are the various numerals explained in basic terms, please refer to the standard AS/NZS 60529 for specifics:

IP First Numeral - Protection from solid objects/dust, IP

IP0X No protection
IP1X Protection against solid objects > 50 mm
IP2X Protection against solid objects > 12 mm
IP3X Protection against solid objects > 2.5 mm
IP4X Protection against solid objects > 1 mm
IP5X Protection against dust (limited ingress allowed, no harmful deposit).
IP6X Fully protected from dust (dust tight).

IP Second numeral - Protection from moisture/liquids

IPX0 No protection.
IPX1 Protection from vertically dripping water
IPX2 Protection from sprays/dripping of water up to 15 o from vertical.
IPX3 Protection from spraying water up to 60 o from vertical.
IPX4 Protection from spraying water (all directions) - limited ingress OK provided no hazard.
IPX5 Protection from low pressure jets of water (all directions) - limited ingress OK provided no hazard.
IPX6 Protection against powerful jets of water, limited ingress OK provided no hazard
IPX7 Protection from temporary immersion
IPX8 Protection from continuous immersion

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