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Defining IP 65 and NEMA 12/4 Enclosure Ratings

Posted on 10/7/19 6:59 AM

Dirt, dust, water—all “adversaries” of electrical products due to the potential damage they can cause. To help protect products from these elements, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have created classification systems designating different degrees of protection, depending on the application, for enclosures of electrical equipment.

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Topics: electrical safety, designing for export, ingress protection, NEMA 12/4 Enclosure Ratings

Ingress Protection—Classifying the Degrees of Protection

Posted on 3/12/18 1:00 PM

Dust, dirt, water—all “enemies” of electronic products due to the potential damage they can cause. To help address this issue, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has created a classification system (IEC 60529) designating degrees of protection regarding enclosures of electrical equipment against the invasion of contaminants, such as dust, dirt, or moisture, plus other foreign bodies (e.g. tools or fingers).

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Topics: electrical safety, product design, cable glands, ingress protection, strain reliefs