Foot Switches

An Electrical Switch

Foot Switches - An Electrical Switch

What is the IP Rating of a foot switch

9IP stands for Ingress Protection, and this rating is going to let you know just how resistant the foot switch is going to be in regards to dust and fluid getting into the device. Depending on the type of foot switch you are using and the application, you may need to have a high rating. Here’s a quick rundown of what the IP rating numbers mean. You will generally find two different numbers, one for dust and one for fluid.

Dust
O = No protection at all
1 = Protects against solid objects greater then 50mm
2 = Protection from solid objects greater than 12mm
3 = Protection from solid objects greater than 2.5mm
4 = Protection from solid objects greater than 1mm
5 = Protection from some amount of dust
6 = Protection from all dust with no ingress

Water
O = No protection at all
1 = Protects against vertically falling liquid
2 = Protection from direct sprays of liquid up to 15” (vertical)
3 = Protection from direct sprays of liquid up to 60” (vertical)
4 = Protection from liquid sprayed from all directions with a limited amount of ingress
5 = Protection from low pressure jets of liquid with a limited amount of ingress
6 = Protection from strongpressure jets of liquid with a limited amount of ingress
7 = Immersion in liquid from 15cm to 1m
8 = Long periods of immersion in liquid