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IP and IK value

SCHURTER adapts the IK rating to the customer’s requirements regarding ruggedized solutions. For the declaration of the mechanical impact we use the international IK ratings.

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    Protection against mechanical impact

    The IK Rating is an international numeric classification for the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts. It provides a means of specifying the capacity of an enclosure to protect its contents from external impacts.

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    The standard EN 62262 specifies the way enclosures should be mounted when tests are carried out, the atmospheric conditions that should prevail, the number of impacts and their distribution, and the size, style, material, dimensions etc. of the various types of hammer designed to produce the energy levels required.

    SCHURTER has experience in ruggedized designs for Input Systems and can test the robustness up to IK10 in its own laboratories.

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    IP protection

    The SCHURTER standard IP value is IP65 from the front to protect your product for intrusion of dust and water. We can adapt the IP value to your wishes up to IP69k, which is the highest achievable protection. The testing is done in our own laboratories.

Protection against intrusion of dust and water (IP-Code)

The IP Code is an International Protection Marking and classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. The standard IEC 60529 aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof. The digits or characteristic numerals, indicate conformity with the conditions summarized in the tables below. Where there is no data available to specify a protection rating with regard to one of the criteria, the digit is replaced with the letter X. The digit 0 is used where no protection is provided.

For example, an electrical enclosure rated IP22 is protected against insertion of fingers and will not be damaged or become unsafe during a specified test in which it is exposed to vertically or nearly vertically dripping water. Another example, a HMI touch panel rated at IP58 is "dust resistant" and can be "immersed in 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes". IP22 or 2X are typical minimum requirements for the design of electrical accessories for indoor use.

The ratings for water ingress are not cumulative beyond IPX6. A device which is compliant with IPX7, covering immersion in water, need not be compliant with IPX5 or IPX6, covering exposure to water jets. A device which meets both tests is indicated by listing both tests separated by a slash, e.g. IPX5/IPX7.

Structure Description for the IP code:

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.

The second digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against harmful ingress of water.

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