IP Code


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IP Code

(International Protection Code) Also called "ingress protection rating," the IP code is a measurement of a product's resistance to solids and water. Starting with the "IP" prefix, the first digit rates solids and the second is for liquids. For example, an IP69K device is dust tight, and it resists high-pressure water.

First Digit - Solids Protection (0-6)
0 = none
1 = objects greater than 50 mm
2 = objects greater than 12.5 mm
3 = objects greater than 2.5 mm
4 = objects greater than 1 mm
5 = dust protected
6 = dust tight

Second Digit - Water Protection (0-9)
0 = none
1 = dripping vertically
2 = dripping at an angle
3 = spraying
4 = splashing
5 = jets using 6.3 mm nozzles
6 = powerful jets using 12.5 mm nozzles
6K = powerful jets using 6.3 mm nozzles
7 = immersion up to 1 m
8 = immersion greater than 1 m
9K = high power jets and high temperature
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IPX9K testing is the highest / harshest level of water testing per the IP Code system.
The Bureau of Copyright, as provided by Republic Act 10372, or An Act Amending Certain Provisions of the IP Code, will be tasked to accredit collection management organizations (CMOs).
Hunt explains, "IEC 60529 is the basis of which all IP ratings are derived from and provides the classification system for degrees of protection under the IP code.
The Bureau of Copyright, an agency to be set up by the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), as provided by Republic Act 10372 or An Act Amending Certain Provisions Of the IP Code, will be tasked to accredit collection management organizations (CMOs).