Ingress protection (IP) ratings explained

The problem

The marine environment is harsh and often has a high chance of water entering boxes where it shouldn’t. How do I know if I have the right level of protection in a box or enclosure against water ingress?

The IP Code, or Ingress Protection Code, IEC standard 60529, defines the protection level a piece of equipment offers to both dust and water ingress, as follows

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