Ingress Protection (IP) is a standard protection rating on electrical enclosures that are considered waterproof or dust proof. The importance of an IP68 rating on ebm-papst products is to ensure the highest level of protection of the electronics inside the enclosure against foreign objects and water, while also protecting the user against potentially harmful contact.
Ingress Protection at a glance
Ingress protection is the level of protection against the intrusion of solid objects, liquids, dust, and accidental contact with electrical enclosures inside a mechanical casing. This rating gives users a more detailed understanding of general terms such as waterproof or water-resistant.
The numerical digits represent conformity with the conditions outlined in the table below. For example, an electrical enclosure rated IP68 is completely protected against dust and cannot be damaged or become unsafe during permanent immersion in water.
ebm-papst have published a guide to their IP68 protected fans, discussing all aspects of their mechanical and electrical performance. You can get hold of a copy of this guide here:
Applications and target markets
Environmentally protected cooling solutions are highly beneficial to a wide range of applications
- Alternative Energy
- Commercial Refrigeration
- Mobile devices
ebm-papst offers a range of compact DC axial fans with IP protection. Size range includes 40x40mm, and goes up to 172x150mm.