IP Ratings - Dust and Water Resistance

Learn about IP Certifications and see how Getac IP certified dust and water-resistant tablets and laptops can help you work in challenging environments.


What are IP ratings?

IP (Ingress Protection) ratings are used to describe different levels of protection against dust, water, and foreign body intrusion. Typically, IP ratings are composed of two letters, “IP,” followed by two numbers.

  • First digit: protection from solid ingression, from things as large as hands, to particles as small as dust. It goes from 0 (no protection) to 6 (complete protection from dust ingression).
  • Second digit: protection from liquid ingression, including liquid droplets, rain, spray, submersion and spills. It goes from 0 (no protection) to 9 (protection against continuous submersion in water within certain limits and conditions).

For example, a certified IP67 tablet would be completely protected from dust and protected against temporary immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Getac offers solutions with highly rated intrusion and moisture protection, allowing professionals to work in challenging conditions when dust and moisture are present.

Examples of Common IP Ratings

First Digit Symbol Solid Protection* Second Digit Symbol Liquid Protection*
0 N/A Not Protected 0 N/A Not Protected
1 Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm 1 Protected against vertically dripping water when the product is upright
2 Protected against solid objects greater than 12.5mm 2 Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees
3 Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm 3 Protected against spraying water with the device tilted up to 60 degrees from its upright position
4 Protected against solid objects greater than 1.0mm 4 Protected against splashing water from any direction
5 Dust cannot ingress in an amount sufficient to affect the normal operation of the device 5 Protected against jetting water projected from a 6.3mm nozzle at 12.5 litres per minute
6 Dust tight; dust cannot ingress 6 Protected against powerful jetting water (12.5 mm nozzle, 100 litres per minute)
7 Protected against the effects of immersion in water up to 1m for 30 minutes

Getac IP-Certified Rugged Computing Solutions

Getac offers a broad variety of rugged laptops and tablets that help professionals benefit from the advantages of a powerful computing solution in highly challenging environments.

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