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See us at Pacific 2017, 3-5 October in Sydney
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:55:49

PACIFIC 2017 runs from Tuesday 3 October until Thursday 5 October 2017 at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney and is the premier International Commercial and Defence Maritime Exposition in Australia. More on See us at Pacific 2017, 3-5 October in Sydney

Revised ASA Website now live
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:57:39

Australian Safety Approval have updated their website to provide more information of Safety Approval requirements for Australia, including a comprehensive FAQ section tha...

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Austest Melbourne adds combined vibration and temperature capabilities
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:33:11

Austest Laboratories is pleased to announce the further expansion of its environmental test capabilities with the commissioning of a combined electrodynamic shaker with temperature chamber at its Thomastown Vic laboratory. The 10kN, 50mm displacement shake...

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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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EMC CISPR22 and CISPR13 to be replaced with CISPR32
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:46:34

Years ago, manufacturers made AV equipment, while others made Information technology equipment, with crossovers between the two categories rare. Fast forward and the line between Audio Visual devices and computers is extremely blurred, with AV integrating ...

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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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