Sourcing the right electrical enclosure is a key part of making sure your electrical devices are well-protected. Fortunately, it’s not hard to find one with the specs you need. In fact, there are several rating systems created to do just that.
Today, we’ll talk about the IP rating system, a common system in use around the world to rate the protective qualities of electrical enclosures. More specifically, we’ll talk about what the IP67 rating means and who might find it the most useful. Finally, we’ll discuss a few of Polycase’s many options for great IP-rated enclosures that you can count on to protect your most sensitive devices.
IP67 is an electrical enclosure rating signifying that an enclosure protects the device inside from the harmful effects of water and dust. It’s common to see IP67 ratings and IP68 ratings on consumer electronics, such as smartphones. However, these ratings are also useful in industrial systems and any other setting in which a device might require superior protection from water and dust ingress.
Device designers rely on IP67 enclosures to provide high-grade water resistance and dust protection to their electrical devices. An IP67 rated enclosure offers dust tight protection against solid ingress from sources like windblown dirt. Combine that with strong water resistance to everything from hose sprays to temporary submersion, and it’s easy to see why designers often specify IP67 enclosures for their devices.
Want to know more about the IP rating system and how it works? Here’s a look at what’s behind an IP67 rating.
The ingress protection, international protection or IP rating system is an international standard established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This system rates enclosures for their protection against two major hazards to electrical devices: solid object ingress and liquid ingress. Each is a significant consideration for the safe operation and integrity of electronic devices.
Once you understand the number ratings used in the IP system, you can apply it to help you find the best enclosure for your needs. An IP rating is a two-digit number, and each number signifies a different level of protection in the IP code:
Thus, you can identify which level of protection your device requires from each type of hazard and combine the two levels to find the ideal IP rating for your enclosure. Compare that against the first number and second number listed on an enclosure’s IP rating and you’ll have a good idea of whether an enclosure is appropriate for your ingress protection needs.
IP67 represents one of the highest levels of protection offered by an IP rating. This rating provides:
An IP67 enclosure is a great choice for:
Polycase AN-11F model.
Protective enclosures with an IP rating are a common need for Polycase’s customers, so we offer a wide variety. From polycarbonate to aluminum, our enclosures are designed to perform.
Polycase offers numerous enclosures that meet or exceed IP67 rating standards. Whether you need IP67 rated enclosures with a hinged cover, tamper-proof screws, pole mounting options or wall mount flanges, we have you covered! Some of our popular series include:
These are just a few of our great options for top IP rated enclosures. Check out all of our durable IP67 rated enclosures to find the best fit for your needs!
At Polycase, we pride ourselves on giving our customers the high-grade protection they need for their devices, and offering IP67 rated devices is just one way we do that. To find out more about our enclosure solutions, call our experts at 1-800-248-1233 or contact us online.