What are IP ratings? Are they important?
As a potential customer or all-round gadget enthusiast, you've probably encountered terms you didn't really understand while skimming through various electronics' specifications.
Looking at our various products' specifications, you'll most likely see these: IP65, IP66. Ever wondered what they meant?
These are IP ratings. Still don't know what they are? No worries, we'll go through the definitions and let you know which of these ratings correspond with our smart locks and lockboxes.
What are IP ratings?
The IP rating is defined as the International Protection or Ingress Protection ratings. They define the levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against foreign bodies (like water or dirt).
What makes up an IP rating?
There are two digits that follow the letters IP.
The first digit represents the degree of protection against solid foreign bodies.
What it means
No protection against deliberate contact
Protects against fingers or similar objects
Tools, thick wires etc.
Most wires, screws etc.
The second one describes the degree of protection against water.
What it means
Protected against dripping water
Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees
Protected against spraying water
Protected against splashing water
Protected against water jets
Protected against powerful water jets
Can withstand immersion of up to 1m
Can withstand immersion beyond 1m
Are IP ratings important?
IP ratings can be critical information to take note of in order to protect your electrical enclosure and its contents. It also helps determine what electronic products are water-resistant and waterproof.
With that being said, igloohome products fall between IP65 and IP66 ratings.
Rated as "dust tight" and able to protect against water jets
Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
Rated as "dust tight" and able to protect against powerful water jets
Water projected in powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
igloohome's IP ratings
Here's a list of IP ratings for our various igloohome products:
Our smart locks and lockboxes will give you peace of mind when it comes to withstanding light rain and dust. Have you checked them out yet?