What is IP68?And why cable need it?

Waterproof products or anything are used in everywhere.The leather boots on your feet, the waterproof cell phone bag, the raincoat you wear when it rains. These are our daily contact with waterproof products.

So, do you know what IP68 is? IP68 is actually a waterproof and dustproof rating, and it's the highest. IP is the abbreviation of Ingress Protection. IP level is the protection level of electrical equipment shell against foreign body intrusion. The source is the International Electrotechnical Commission standard IEC 60529, which was also adopted as the national standard of the United States in 2004. In this standard, the format of IP level is IPXX for the protection of foreign matter in the shell of electrical equipment, where XX is two Arabic numerals, the first mark number represents the protection level of contact and foreign matter, the second mark number represents the waterproof protection level, IP is the code name used to identify the protection level internationally, IP level is composed of two numbers. The first number indicates dust protection; The second number is waterproof, and the larger the number is, the better the protection and so on.

The relevant test in China is based on the standard requirements of GB 4208-2008/IEC 60529-2001 "Enclosure Protection Level (IP Code)", and the qualification evaluation test of the enclosure protection level of various products is carried out. The highest detection level is IP68. Conventional product testing grades include: IP23, IP44, IP54, IP55, IP65, IP66, IP67, IP68 grades.

The purpose of the test criteria is as follows:

1.Specify the enclosure protection level specified for electrical equipment load;

2.Prevent the human body from approaching the dangerous parts in the shell;

3.Prevent solid foreign matter from entering the equipment in the shell;

4.Prevent harmful effects on equipment due to water entering the shell.


Therefore, IP68 is the highest waterproof rating. Many products need to do waterproof grade test to reflect the safety and durability of use. kaweei company is no exception. As shown in the following picture, some of our products have been recognized by formal testing companies and obtained IP68 grade


Figure 1: shows that the M8 series connectors of kaweei company have passed the waterproof test, as well as the main materials of the M8 series and the test information. kaweei is a reliable company that produces excellent durable waterproof cables with reliable quality.


Figure 2: shows the specific parameters of the test, such as test time, voltage current resistance, depth, acidity and alkalinity, and temperature. We all met the needs of our customers and passed the tests.


Figure 3: shows a summary of the results along with sample pictures and notes of the waterproofing grade test.

Finally, in conclusion, kaweei's waterproofing products such as M8 ,M12 and M5 series are of high waterproofing grade. We can customize your products according to your needs, meet your requirements of the waterproof level, provide the corresponding test report.

Post time: Jul-13-2023