Monthly Archives - June 2018

What is IK Rating?

IK Rating is representative of the protection provided by the enclosures of electrical systems against mechanical impacts in accordance with IEC 62262:2002 and IEC 60068-2-75:1997. It is on a scale of 0 – 10, with 10 representing the largest rated protection against actions such as dropping tools onto the enclosure, dropping the enclosure and hitting the enclosure. The table below outlines the qualities of each degree of protection. IK Rating Degree of protection IK00 No protection IK01 Protected against 0.14 joules impact. Equivalent to impact of 0.25 [...]

What is IP Rating?

IP Rating (International Protection rating sometimes called Ingress Protection Rating) defines the level of protection against intrusion or the sealing effectiveness against body parts, dust, water and accidental contact by electrical enclosures. A units IP rating is usually made up of two digits; the first digit denotes the intrusion protection and the second digit denotes the moisture protection. Number First Digit (Intrusion Protection) Second Digit (Moisture Protection) 0 No special protection. No protection. 1 Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but [...]