When purchasing a switch, what is the appropriate IP level of an industrial switch?

The protection level of industrial switches is drafted by IEC (International Electrotechnical Association). It is represented by IP, and IP refers to “ingress protection. So, when we buy industrial switches, what is the appropriate IP level of industrial switches?

Classify electrical appliances according to their dust and water resistance properties. The IP protection level is generally composed of two numbers. The first number represents the intrusion index of dust and foreign objects (tools, human hands, etc.), and the highest level is 6; the second number represents the waterproof sealing index of electrical appliances, the highest level. It is 8, the larger the number, the higher the protection level.

When users purchase industrial switches, they usually choose industrial switches with appropriate protection levels according to their use environment. For industrial switches, the IP protection level is the index of dust and water resistance, so what causes the difference in the index? This is mainly related to the shell material of the switch. Industrial switches mainly include aluminum alloy shell and galvanized steel sheets. In contrast, aluminum alloys have a higher protection level.

For industrial switches, if the general protection level exceeds 30, it can adapt to harsh industrial environments, which can ensure safe, reliable and stable communication of industrial switches.

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Post time: Jul-01-2022