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IP Code: AED Resistance

Every AED has an "IP Code". The IP Code is the "International Protection Rating" or "Ingress Protection Rating. The code is expressed as IPXX with "X" being numbers. For example, you may find an AED on the AEDexpert website that has an "IP" Rating of 55(This is one of the highest IP ratings).

The first numerical digit indicates the level of protection against contamination from solid particles such as dust, dirt or other matter. The second numerical digit indicates the level of protection from water. The higher the value of each number the higher the resistance to these contaminants.

You can refer to the scale below when you compare different defibrillator models:

First Number Effective Against IP rate
0 No protection against contamination from dust or dirt IP0X
1 Protection from large objects, the size of a fist,  but no protection against deliberate contact with a large object IP1X
2 Protection from objecs the size of a finger or similar objects IP2X
3 Protection from objects the size of tools, thick wires, etc IP3X
4 Protection from most objects the size of wires, screws, etc IP4X
5 Dust-proof - Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interfere with the satisfactory operation of the equipment IP5X
6 Dust-tight; complete protection against contact IP6X

The second numerical digit indicates the level of protection from water contamination:

First Number Effective Against IP rate
0 Not protected IPX0
1 Dripping water IPX1
2 Dripping water when tilted up to 15 degrees IPX2
3 Spraying water IPX3
4 Splashing water IPX4
5 Water jets IPX5
6 Powerful water jets IPX6
7 Protected against submersion
Up to 1 meter and for 30 minutes
IPX7
8 Protected against laying under water IPX8

 

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