What is the IP (Internal Protection) rating of the NetShelter SX, SV and CX cabinets?

FA158597

6/06/2020

Issue:
Internal Protection (IP) rating of the NetShelter SX, SV and CX cabinets is required.

Product Line:
NetShelter SX, NetShelter SV, NetShelter CX

Environment:
All versions and serial ranges.

Cause:

IP ratings are used to determine how large an object, or liquid, may pass through the side panels or roof of a cabinet.  For example a product that has a rating of IP44 when interpreted means that the product is protected against solid objects that are bigger than 1mm and water splashing from all directions.


Resolution:
 
NOTE: The NetShelter "AR" cabinets have not been independently tested to IEC 60529 standards for Internal Protection.

As stated above "cabinets have not been independently tested to IEC 60529 standards" The NetShelter SX and SV cabinets per our independant spec meet the minimum requirements of the Internal Protection rating scale of IP20.
This includes: AR3100, AR3104, AR3107, AR3130, AR3140, AR3150, AR3157, AR3300, AR3305, AR3340, AR3347, AR3350, AR3357, AR3200, and AR3810, AR2400, AR2401, AR2400FP1, AR2480, AR2500, AR2580, AR2407, AR2487, AR2507, AR2587, AR2200, AR2280, 403AR4000MV, AR4018A, AR4018IA, AR4024A, AR4024IA, AR4038A, AR8IA.

The Internal Protection (IP) standard describes a system for classifying the degrees of protection provided by the enclosures of electrical equipment. Developed by the European committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), these standards are designed to numerically rate an electrical product on the level of protection it's enclosure provides. By assigning different number codes, the product's degree of protection can be identified quickly and easily.

The IP Rating Scale as defined states: 

1st number of the rating can change from 0-6 and indicates the degree of protection with respect to persons and solid objects.

0 = Not protected
1 = Protects against solid objects greater than 50 mm
2 = Protects against solid objects greater than 12 mm
3 = Protects against solid objects greater than 2.5 mm
4 = Protects against solid objects greater than 1.0 mm
5 = Dust protected
6 = Dust tight

2nd number of the rating can range from 0-8 and indicates degree of protection with respect to harmful ingress of water.

0 = Not protected
1 = Protects against dripping water
2 = Protects against dripping water of +- 15 degree angle
3 = Protects against spraying water of +- 60 degree angle
4 = Protects against splashing water
5 = Protects against water jets
6 = Protected against heavy seas
7 = Protects against immersion
8 = Protects against submersion