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IEC 60529

Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 October 2007
Status: inactive
Page Count: 1
ICS Code (Protection against electric shock. Live working): 13.260
ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general): 29.020
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Scope and object

This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV.

The object of this standard is to give:

Barriers external to the enclosure and not attached to it and obstacles which have been provided solely for the safety of personnel are not considered as a part of the enclosure and are not dealt with in this standard.

a) Definitions for degrees of protection provided by enclosures of electrical equipment as regards:

1) protection of persons against access to hazardous parts inside the enclosure;

2) protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against ingress of solid foreign objects;

3) protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful effects due to the ingress of water.

b) Designations for these degrees of protection.

c) Requirements for each designation.

d) Tests to be performed to verify that the enclosure meets the requirements of this standard.

It will remain the responsibility of individual technical committees to decide on the extent and manner in which, the classification is used in their standards and to define "enclosure" as it applies to their equipment. However, it is recommended that for a given classification the tests do not differ from those specified in this standard. If necessary, complementary requirements may be included in the relevant product standard. A guide for the details to be specified in relevant product standards is given in annex B.

For a particular type of equipment, a technical committee may specify different requirements provided that at least the same level of safety is ensured.

This standard deals only with enclosures that are in all other respects suitable for their intended use as specified in the relevant product standard and which from the point of view of materials and workmanship ensure that the claimed degrees of protection are maintained under the normal conditions of use.

This standard is also applicable to empty enclosures provided that the general test requirements are met and that the selected degree of protection is suitable for the type of equipment to be protected.

Measures to protect both the enclosure and the equipment inside the enclosure against external influences or conditions such as

- mechanical impacts

- corrosion

- corrosive solvents (for example, cutting liquids)

- fungus

- vermin

- solar radiation

- icing

- moisture (for example, produced by condensation)

- explosive atmospheres

and the protection against contact with hazardous moving parts external to the enclosure (such as fans), are matters for the relevant product standard to be protected.

Barriers external to the enclosure and not attached to it and obstacles which have been provided solely for the safety of personnel are not considered as a part of the enclosure and are not dealt with in this standard.

Document History

January 1, 2019
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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January 1, 2015
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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October 1, 2013
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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August 1, 2013
AMENDMENT 2 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
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August 1, 2013
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV.
October 1, 2009
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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IEC 60529
October 1, 2007
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
Scope and object This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV. The object of this...
January 1, 2003
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
Scope and object This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV. The object of this...
February 1, 2001
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
Scope and object This standard applies to the classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment with a rated voltage not exceeding 72,5 kV. The object of this...
November 1, 1999
Amendment 1 Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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November 1, 1989
Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures (IP Code)
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January 1, 1976
Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures
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