What Is Ingress Protection Testing?

Ingress Protection testing evaluates the resistance to particle and liquid entry for an enclosed product. After testing has been performed, the product receives an IP rating, based on IEC 60529, according to the achieved resistance to solid particles and liquids. NEMA testing issues type ratings which carry a number of enclosure requirements, supplementary to solid and liquid ingress. Megalab specializes in all testing required for IP & NEMA type ratings.

What Products Need to Be Protected Against Ingress?

In America and Canada, many products must indicate an ingress protection (or IP) rating. These products include computers, laboratory equipment, certain medical devices and light fixtures. In certain cases, IP testing is voluntary, but sellers often ask manufacturers for an IP rating.

How can Megalab Lab Help?

We have the capability to evaluate your product for dust and water resistance according to the IEC 60529 standard for ingress protection. To achieve compliance to common standards or NEMA classifications, products must demonstrate an acceptable level of ingress protection. IP ratings are also often required by sellers or retailers before a product is purchased from manufacturers and resold to consumers, regardless of a product’s intent to protect against dust or water.

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