IP ratings

To help determine the suitability of a speaker or other product for use in certain environments, the IP code (Ingress Protection Rating) has been introduced as the international standard rating for a product’s protection against damage from foreign objects and water ingress.

The IP rating is made up of two numbers; the first relates to ingress of foreign objects, the second relates to water ingress.

Protection against foreign objects ingress Protection against water ingress
0 Not protected 0 Not protected
1 Protection from non-deliberate ingress of solid objects greater than 50mmØ 1 Protection from water dripping vertically
2 Protection from non-deliberate ingress of solid objects greater than 12.5mmØ 2 Protection from water dripping vertically when tilted at 15°
3 Protection from non-deliberate ingress of solid objects greater than 2.5mmØ 3 Protection from sprayed water from up to 60° angle
4 Protection from non-deliberate ingress of solid objects greater than 1mmØ 4 Protection from splashed water from any direction
5 Protection from ingress of an amount of dust that would compromise operation 5 Protection from water projected from a 6.3mm nozzle in any direction
6 Fully protected against ingress of dust 6 Protection from powerful water jet from a 12.5mm nozzle in any direction
7 - 7 Protection against immersion in 1m of water up to 30mins
8 - 8 Protection against complete, continuous submersion in water beyond 1m

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