Dust Ingress Protection Testing

What is Dust Ingress Protection (IP) Testing?

Dust ingress testing is classified in international standard IEC 60529 as the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of dust in electrical enclosures that can cause contamination and corrosion. There are two types of dust ingress protection testing:

  • Ingress of dust is not totally prevented, but dust shall not penetrate in a sufficient quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation and safety of the product
  • No dust shall penetrate into product under test

Each of these tests is designated by its own IP code.

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