IP Testing

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Ingress Protection Testing

If your products are going to be exposed to multiple environments whether it be indoors or outdoors you may want to consider ingress protection testing. Many component can be compromised if they lack resistance to water, dust and foreign objects. In order to promote quality products, it may be critical to ensure safety, durability and functionality. When an environmental element can penetrate a product through seams or joints it can cause manufacturing issues resulting in major asset losses and/or putting you ask risk for litigation.

ATS is one of the leading environmental testing labs in the US. Ingress Protection Testing (IP Testing) is just one of the hundreds of tests we perform for industries around the world. In the IEC 60529 the ANSI Testing Standard outlines the ingress protection rating system. We accurately apply these rating to your products and components.

Types of Product Tested

  • Computers
  • Phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Automotive Components
  • Cases
  • Watches
  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Speakers
  • Boots
  • Luggage

Ratings for Solids (Dust and Foreign Objects)

  • IP1X – Shields solid objects greater than 50mm with 50N of force (i.e.- hand)
  • IP2X – Shields solid objects greater than 12.5mm with 10N of force (i.e.- finger)
  • IP3X – Shields solid objects greater than 2.5mm with 3N of force (i.e. – screwdriver)
  • IP4X – Shields solid objects greater than 1mm with 1N of force (i.e. – wire)
  • IP5X – Protects object from limited dust
  • IP6X – Object is dust tight

Ratings for Liquids(Water)

  • IPX1 – Shields against water falling vertically
  • IPX2 – Shields against water falling vertically with component tilted up to 15 deg.
  • IPX3 – Shields against water falling vertically with component tilted up to 60 deg.
  • IPX4 – Shields against water splashing from all directions
  • IPX5 – Shields against jets of water with little water permitted
  • IPX6 – Shields against heavy seas of water projected with powerful jets
  • IPX7 – Protects against the effects of immersion in water between 15cm and 1m below surface from 30 minutes
  • IPX8 – Protects against the effects of immersion in water under pressure for long periods
  • IPX9 – Shields against the effects of high pressure temperature water jet

Most Requested or Required Ratings:

  • IP65 Enclosures – Protects Against Water Jets
  • IP66 Enclosures – Protects Against Powerful Water Jets
  • IP67 Enclosures – Protects Against Immersion up to 1 m
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