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Degree of protection provided by an ASSEMBLY enclosure (IP & IK)

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Degree of protection provided by an ASSEMBLY enclosure (IP & IK)

  1. 1. Degree of protection provided by an ASSEMBLY enclosure (IP & IK) Definitions as per IEC 61439: IK (Protection against mechanical impact): The degree of protection provided by an ASSEMBLY enclosure against mechanical impact, if necessary, shall be defined by the relevant ASSEMBLY standards and verified in accordance with IEC 62262. IP (Protection against contact with live parts, ingress of solid foreign bodies and liquids): The degree of protection provided by any ASSEMBLY against contact with live parts, ingress of solid foreign bodies and liquid is indicated by the IP code according to IEC 60529.
  2. 2. Schneider Electric 2- Division - Name – Date  IK. Relation between IK code and impact energy: IK codes can be selected according to the risks of impacts on a given site:
  3. 3. Schneider Electric 3- Division - Name – Date  IP. Arrangement of the IP Code: Where a characteristic numeral is not required to be specified, it shall be replaced by the letter “X” (“XX” if both numerals are omitted).
  4. 4. Schneider Electric 4- Division - Name – Date  IP.  ASSEMBLIES can be divided to attain one or more of the following conditions between functional units, separate compartments or enclosed protected spaces:  Protection against contact with hazardous parts. The degree of protection shall be at least IP XXB  Protection against the passage of solid foreign bodies. The degree of protection shall be at least IP 2X. The degree of protection of an enclosed ASSEMBLY shall be at least IP 2X, after installation in accordance with the ASSEMBLY manufacturer's instructions. The degree of protection provided from the front of a dead front ASSEMBLY shall be at least IP XXB. NOTE The degree of protection IP 2X covers the degree of protection IP XXB. For ASSEMBLIES for indoor use where there is no requirement for protection against ingress of water, the following IP codes are preferred: IP 00, IP 2X, IP 3X, IP 4X, IP 5X, IP 6X. For ASSEMBLIES for outdoor use having no supplementary protection, the second characteristic numeral shall be at least 3.
  5. 5. Schneider Electric 5- Division - Name – Date  IP.
  6. 6. The IP of Schneider-Electric switchboards is up to IP55 and of Universal Enclosure is up to IP66. The IK of Schneider-Electric switchboards and Universal Enclosure is IK10 for which equipped with plain door and IK08 for which equipped with transparent door.
  7. 7. Thank you www.schneider-electric.com

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