IP66 Rated LCD & LED TV Display Screens
Aqualite’s range of outdoor, waterproof IP66 rated LCD & LED TV screens are certified to be protected not only from dripping and splashing water, but also water from heavy seas or projected from powerful water jets.
These IP66 digital signage and advertising display screens are also totally dust, pollen and pollution proof making them suitable for use in the most extreme wet and dry conditions.
The IP system is an internationally recognised method to indicate the degree of protection against the ingress of dust, solid objects and moisture into an enclosure.
IP66 Ingress Protection Rating
The letters “IP” are followed by two numerals.
Protection of persons against contact with or approach to live parts and against contact with moving parts, other than smooth rotating shafts and the like, inside the enclosure and protection of the equipment against ingress of solid foreign bodies in accordance with IEC 60598-1:2003.
0 Not protected
1 Protected against solid objects 50 mm in diameter or greater.
A large surface of the body, such as a hand (no protection against deliberate access).
2 Protected against solid objects 12 mm in diameter or greater.
Fingers or similar objects not exceeding 80mm in length.
3 Protected against solid objects 2.5 mm in diameter or greater.
Tools, wires, etc., of diameter or thickness greater than 2.5 mm.
4 Protected against solid objects 1mm in diameter or greater.
Wires or other similar solid material of thickness greater than 1mm in diameter.
5 Dust protected.
Dust does not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation of equipment.
6 Dust tight.
No ingress of dust
The second numeral indicates the degree of protection against the ingress moisture as defined in IEC 60598-1:2003.
0 Not protected
1 Protected against dripping water.
Dripping water (vertically falling drops) shall have no harmful effect.
2 Protected against dripping water when tilted up to 15º
Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle up to 15º from
its normal position.
3 Protected against spraying water.
Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60º from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.
4 Protected against splashing water.
Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.
5 Protected against water jets.
Water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
6 Protected against heavy seas.
Water from heavy seas or projected in powerful water jets shall not enter the enclosure in harmful quantities.
7 Protected against the effects of temporary immersion.
Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under
defined conditions of pressure and time.
8 Protected against continuous immersion.
The equipment is suitable for continuous submersion in water under conditions which shall be specified
by the manufacturer.
Note: Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that produces no harmful effects.
The IP rating has been in use in Europe and other countries outside of North America for many years, and has just recently been added to the Canadian Electrical Code (for hazardous locations).
They are similar in intent to the NEMA ratings but there is no direct relationship. These ratings are widely used on portions of enclosures and components, as well as complete enclosures.
In North America, the common practice has been to use NEMA enclosure ratings for both water and dust resistance. As the name suggests, these standards were originally developed and published by the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) and have been adopted by UL, CSA and other standards bodies in North America. International Standards use the IEC IP ratings instead of the NEMA ratings.