ISO 20653:2006
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Road vehicles -- Degrees of protection (IP-Code) -- Protection of electrical equipment against foreign objects, water and access

This standard has been revised by: ISO 20653:2013


ISO 20653:2006 applies to degrees of protection (IP-Code) provided by enclosures of the electrical equipment of road vehicles. It specifies the following:

  1. Designations and definitions of types and degrees of protection provided by enclosures of electrical equipment (IP-Codes) for the:
protection of electrical equipment within the enclosure against ingress of foreign objects, including dust (protection against foreign objects);protection of electrical equipment inside the enclosure against effects due to ingress of water (protection against water);protection of persons against access to hazardous parts inside the enclosure (protection against access);
  1. Requirements for each degree of protection;
  2. Tests to be carried out in order to confirm that the enclosure complies with requirements of the relevant degree of protection.


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