Ingress Protection

Washington Laboratories offers Full Ingress Protection (IP) Services. We provide testing for both physical ingress and water protection per IEC/EN 60529. Commonly referred to as IP-code (or ingress protection) testing, these tests are often called out for equipment designed to be installed or operated in unprotected environments, and can be useful when a higher level of protection is desired than provided by regular rain and settling or blowing dust tests.

IEC/EN 60529

We provide testing for the following levels of IEC/EN 60529:

  • IP1X: Protection against physical ingress of 50 mm diameter or larger
  • IP2X: Protection against physical ingress of 12.5 mm or larger
  • IP3X: Protection against physical ingress of 2.5 mm or larger
  • IP4X: Protection against physical ingress of 1.0 mm or larger
  • IPX1: Protection against water, vertical drops (Drip)
  • IPX2: Protection against water, vertical drops at 15° angle (Angled Drip)
  • IPX3: Protection against water, spray at 60°angle (Spray)
  • IPX4: Protection against water, multi-angle splash (Splash)
  • IPX5: Protection against water, jets (12.5L Jet)
  • IPX6: Protection against water, powerful jets (100L Jet)
  • IPX7: Protection against water, immersion (1m Immersion)
  • IPX8: Protection against water, severe (Special Levels)

We are able to offer full water Ingression Protection (IP) to our clients who need to have equipment qualification for wet and outdoor locations.



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