IP protection (contact protection, dust, water)
The connector’s housing, sealing and locking mechanism protect the connection from external influences such as mechanical shocks, foreign bodies, humidity, dust, water or other fluids such as cleansing and cooling agents, oils, etc. The degree of protection the housing offers is explained in the IEC 60 529, DIN EN 60 529, standards that categorize enclosures according to foreign body and water protection. The following table shows the different degrees of protection.
First Index Figure (Foreign bodies protection)
Second Index Figure (Water protection)
Description according to IEC 60529, IPX9K acc. to ISO 20653