In this article, we will discuss the effect of humidity and moisture on an electric motor.
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What Happens, If An Electric Motor Gets Wet?
Which Motor IP Rating Is Suitable For Outdoors Rainy Locations?
|S.No||IP Rating||Object Protection||Water Protection|
|1.||IP20||Offer protection from Solid objects over 12.5mm||Does not offer protection from water|
|2.||IP23||Offer protection from Solid objects over 12.5mm||Spray at an angle up to 60° Vertical|
|3.||IP24||Offer protection from Solid objects over 12.5mm||Offer protection against Splashed water|
|4.||IP44||Offer protection from Solid objects over 1mm||Offer protection against Splashed water from any side|
|5.||IP54||Offer protection against dust||Water splashed against the machine from any direction shall have no harmful effect.|
|6.||IP55||Offer protection against dust||Water projected by a nozzle against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.|
|IP56||Offer protection against All types of dust||Water from heavy seas or water projected from jets shall not enter the machine in any harmful quantity|
|7.||IP65||Offer protection and exclude from All types of dust||Water projected by a nozzle against the machine from any direction shall have no harmful effect.|
|IP 66||Complete protection against live moving objects and dust||Water from heavy seas or water projected from jets shall not enter the machine in any harmful quantity|
|8.||IP68||Offer protection and exclude from all types of dust||All types of tight water sources|
So from the chart mentioned above motors IP protection depends mainly on the weather or environmental conditions.
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