|Level||Solids Protection (First Number)||Liquids Protection (Second Number)|
|X||The X rating means not tested.||The X rating means not tested.|
|0||No protection offered.||No protection offered.|
|1||Effective against large objects (>50mm in size)||Protection from light condensation or vertical drops of water.|
|2||Fingers or objects larger than 12.5 mm||Vertical water dripping up to 15°|
|3||Tools and thick wires over 2.5 mm in size||Vertical water as a spray up to 60°|
|4||Tools and most wires that are 1mm or larger||Splashing or dripping water from any direction|
|5||Protected from dust enough to not interfere with operation.||Water jets at 6.3mm from any direction|
|6||Fully protected from dust. Highest level of protection from solids.||Powerful water jets at 12.5mm from any direction|
|7||Maximum level of protection is 6 for solids||Immersion in to water up to 1m under defined pressure.|
|8||Maximum level of protection is 6 for solids||Immersion in to water over 1m.|
|9||Maximum level of protection is 6 for solids||High pressure water jets will cause no harm.|
|NEMA Rating||IP Equivalent|
NEMA are rating standards used in North America to see what protection enclosures offer. In this conversion chart, NEMA standards are converted to the corresponding IP (ingress protection) rating. Note that NEMA ratings meet or exceed the IP rating. The reverse may not be assumed. Example: NEMA 2 may be IP11 or higher but IP11 may not be assumed to exceed a NEMA 2 rating.
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