What does IP67 Mean?

Water and Dust Testing

IP67 is a widely used rating system that measures the level of protection an electronic device or enclosure offers against the intrusion of dust and water. It is an international standard defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The IP rating is typically denoted by the letters "IP" followed by two numbers. The first number signifies the degree of protection against solid particles, while the second number indicates the level of safeguarding against liquids.

In the case of our ratings of IP67:

  • The "6" in IP67 means that the device is completely sealed against dust. This level of protection ensures that no dust can enter the device, even under normal testing conditions.

  • The "7" in IP67 means that the device can withstand being submerged in water up to a depth of 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) for a maximum of 30 minutes, without allowing any water to enter the device.

Therefore, a device that has an IP67 rating provides a high level of protection against dust and water. This makes it ideal for use in environments where there is a risk of exposure to these elements, such as outdoor or industrial settings.