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Sample IP Rating

IP “Ingress Protection”
6 First Digit: Solids Protection
8 Second Digit: Liquids Protection

Ingress Protection (IP) and what it means

The IP Code (or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating*) consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and an optional letter. As defined in international standard IEC 60529, it classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects (including body parts like hands and fingers), dust, accidental contact, and water in electrical enclosures. The standard aims to provide users more detailed information than vague marketing terms such as waterproof.


The digits (characteristic numerals) indicate conformity with the conditions summarized in the tables below. For example, an electrical socket rated IP22 is protected against insertion of fingers and will not be damaged or become unsafe during a specified test in which it is exposed to vertically or nearly vertically dripping water. IP22 or 2X are typical minimum requirements for the design of electrical accessories for indoor use.

First Digit: Solids

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.
Level Object size protected against Effective against
0 Not protected No protection against contact and ingress of objects
1 >50mm Any large surface of the body, such as the back of the hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part.
2 >12.5mm Fingers or similar objects.
3 >2.5mm Tools, thick wires, etc
4 >1mm Most wires, screws, etc.
5 Dust Protected Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment; complete protection against contact.
6 Dust Tight No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.

Second Digit: Liquids

Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.
Level Object size protected against Effective against
0 Not protected -
1 Dripping water Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect.
2 Dripping water when tilted up to 15° Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15° from its normal position.
3 Spraying water Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60° from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.
4 Splashing water Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
5 Water jets Water projected by a nozzle (6.3mm) against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
6 Powerful water jets Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
7 Immersion up to 1m Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1 m of submersion).
8 Immersion beyond 1m The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.

IP Rating Reference Chart

Below is a reference chart to help you decide which IP rating phone we have on https://www.xtouchdevice.com
IP Number First Digit - SOLIDS Second Digit - LIQUIDS
IP54 Protected from limited dust ingress. Protected from water spray from any direction.
IP68 Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from long term immersion up to a specified pressure.
IP69K Protected from total dust ingress. Protected from steam-jet cleaning.
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XBot Senior (IP69 Certified)

  • Dust Test Condition:

  • - Protection test for dangerous parts:
    - Use a rigid steel rod (1 mm diameter) push against any openings of the enclosure, the test force is 1N;
    - The sample is pumped at negative pressure, the volume of air is 40-60 times the volume of the shell per hour, the pressure inside the sample shell and the pressure outside the shell are not more than 2KPa
    - The amount of talcum powder: 2kg/m3
    - The size of talcum powder: The talcum powder used shall be able to pass through a square-meshed sieve the nominal wire diameter of which is 50 micron and the nominal width of a gap between wires 75 micron
    - Test duration: 8H


  • Water Test Condition:

  • - Distance between sample and nozzle: 150 mm;
    - Water temperature: 80 °C;
    - Water flow: 15 L/min;
    - Turntable speed: 5 r/min;
    - Hydraulic position: 0 °C and 30 °C, 60 °C and 90 °C;
    - Water spraying time: spray water at each position for 30 s, a total of 120 s.
    - Test Impact force:0.9~1.2N


  • Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 1.2m

  • Terms & conditions apply*

XBot Junior (IP68 certified)

  • Dust Test Condition:

  • - The size of the talcum powder: 2kg/m3
    - Test duration: 8H


  • Water Test Condition:

  • - Up to 2m for 30mins.


  • Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 1.2m

  • Terms & conditions apply*

XBot Swimmer (IP68 certified)

  • Dust Test Condition:

  • - The size of the talcum powder: 2kg/m3
    - Test duration: 8H


  • Water Test Condition:

  • - Up to 2m for 30mins.


  • Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 1.5m

  • Terms & conditions apply*

XBot Champ (IP54 Certified)

  • Dust Test Condition:

  • - The amount of talcum powder: 2kg/m3
    - Test duration: 8H


  • Water Test Condition:

  • - Radius of Oscillating Tube: 200mm
    - SprayAngle:±180°
    - Water Flow Rate: 0.07L/hole /min
    - Test Duration: 10 min


  • Drop-to-concrete resistance up to 0.8m

  • Terms & conditions apply*