The Ingress Protection Rating (IP Rating) is an international standard that consists of the letters IP followed by two digits and can include an optional letter. The IP rating classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects like dust or sand and water in electrical enclosures. The IP Rating provides users with a more detailed explanation of protection instead of more vague wording like water-resistant or waterproof.
The first digit following the letters IP pertains to protection from solids while the second digit pertains to protection from liquids. Protection from solids ranges from 0 to 6 with 6 being the highest level of protection while protection from liquids ranges from 0 to 8 with 8 providing the highest level of protection.
The two most common IP Ratings in regards to Panasonic Toughbooks is IP65 and IP51.
An IP65 rating provides the following protection: Protected from total dust ingress (Dust-proof). Protected from low pressure water jets from any direction.
The following Panasonic Toughbooks have an IP65 rating:
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Panasonic Toughbook CF-19
Panasonic Toughbook CF-20
Panasonic Toughbook CF-31
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-G1
An IP53 rating provides the following protection: Protected from limited dust ingress (Not dust-proof). Protected from water spray less than 60 degrees from vertical.
The following Panasonic Toughbooks have an IP53 rating:
Panasonic Toughbook FZ-55
An IP51 rating provides the following protection: Protected from limited dust ingress (Not dust-proof). Protected from condensation or vertical falling drops.
The following Panasonic Toughbooks have an IP51 rating:
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54