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 DigitSymbolSolid Protection*Second DigitSymbolLiquid Protection*
0N/ANot Protected0N/ANot Protected
1Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm1Protected against vertically dripping water when the product is upright
2Protected against solid objects greater than 12.5mm2Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees
3Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm3Protected against spraying water with the device tilted up to 60 degrees from its upright position
4Protected against solid objects greater than 1.0mm4Protected against splashing water from any direction
5Dust cannot ingress in an amount sufficient to affect the normal operation of the device5Protected against jetting water projected from a 6.3mm nozzle at 12.5 litres per minute
6Dust tight; dust cannot ingress6Protected against powerful jetting water (12.5 mm nozzle, 100 litres per minute)
7Protected against the effects of immersion in water up to 1m for 30 minutes

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