IP protection degreesis a system established to determine the resistance of electrical or mechanical devices to dust, water or external impacts. This coding system evaluates products in three different aspects: resistance to solids and materials, resistance to liquids and resistance to mechanical factors. However, the most common use is to evaluate the products from the first two aspects. For example, if an IP23 degree of protection is visible on a product, it means that the product is protected against the effects of solids with a length greater than 12 mm. At the same time, the product is protected against thin drops of water coming from an 60 degree angle in all directions.

That is, the first digit in the IP code indicates the degree of resistance of the product to solids and materials, and the second figure indicates the degree of resistance of the product to liquids.

IP tests should be performed in authorized laboratories. Based on the authority of the national and international accreditation bodies, laboratories conducting such tests and analyzes provide high quality, fast and reliable results. Therefore, the first point to be looked at in the selection of laboratories should be the accreditations of that laboratory. This is also an indication that the laboratory provides unbiased and reliable service.

The second point that should be considered in the selection of the laboratory should be the infrastructure of that laboratory. Laboratories with powerful and modern technological measuring and testing equipment always deliver fast, precise and accurate results. At this point, experienced and experienced employees are included in the concept of infrastructure. Laboratories with a strong staff are one step ahead of their competitors.

The accreditation of the laboratory is an expression that they will comply with national and international standards, test methods and test criteria in their studies. In particular, the degree of protection provided by enclosures (IP codeThe following standards are very important at this point:

  • CEI IEC 529 (Published by the International Electrotechnical Commission)
  • VDE 0470-1: 2014-09 (published by the German Standards Institute)
  • BS EN 60529 (Published by British Standards Institute and European Union)
  • TS 3033 EN 60529 Degree of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (in electrical equipment) (published by the Turkish Standards Institute)

All of these standards are designed to classify the degrees of protection provided by electrical equipment enclosures. The extent to which electrical equipment in a enclosure provides protection against potentially hazardous situations is determined by the values ​​in these standards. The degrees of protection have the same meaning as the numbers in the IP code.

Products for IP tests and those who need more detailed information on these issues, certification TÜRCERT Technical Control and Certification company should consult with managers and employees. TÜRCERT, in all his worksOperates in accordance with TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard.