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What is meant by the IP67 or IP68

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What is meant by the IP 67 or IP 68?

IP stands for Ingress protection. The rating has two numbers. The first number defines how much is the protection from fine solid particles. The higher the rating, the protection is higher. Highest rating is six (6), which means even the very fine dust particles floating in the air can not enter the device, and can damage it. The second number number which again ranges from zero to eight defines how much the device is protected from liquids seeping into the device. The higher the rating, the more the protection from water or other liquids seeping into the device. SXtreo devices have IP 68 rating from Indian Government’s laboratories like ERTL. There can’t be higher ruggedness for a device. SXtreo devices are also tested for drop protection. Accidental falls from the hand don’t damage the SXtreo devices. You can find the whole chart for Ingress Protection below:

IP First number – Protection against solid objects

0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands.
2 Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. persons fingers.
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires).
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires).
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit).
6 Totally protected against dust.

IP Second number – Protection against liquids

0 No protection.
1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation.
2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical.
3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o from the vertical.
4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions – limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions – limited ingress.
6 Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks – limited ingress permitted.
7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m.
8 Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure.
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