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HEARTSTART FR3 DEFIBRILLATOR TECHNICAL REFERENCE MANUAL

PROTECTION AGAINST WATER AND PARTICLES

THE IP CODE
HeartStart defibrillators use an international standard to identify the level of
protection provided by the defibrillator enclosures against solid particles and
water. This standard is called "IEC 529, Degrees of protection provided by
enclosures (IP Code)." This standard identifies the protection with two
numbers. The first number designates the level of protection against solid
particles, and the second designates the level of protection against water.
Higher numbers indicate a higher level of protection. The degrees of
protection are listed in the tables below:
SOLID PARTICLE PROTECTION
FIRST
NUMBER
USER PROTECTION FROM
0
Non-Protected
1
Protected against access to
hazardous parts with the back
of the hand
2
Protected against access to
hazardous parts with a finger
3
Protected against access to
hazardous parts with a tool
4
Protected against hazardous
parts with a 1mm diameter
wire
5
Protected against hazardous
parts with a 1mm diameter
wire
6
Protected against hazardous
parts with a 1mm diameter
wire
X
Not Tested
DEGREE OF PROTECTION
HAZARDS
SOLID OBJECT PROTECTION
Non-Protected
Protected against solid foreign
objects of 50 mm diameter and
greater
Protected against solid foreign
objects of 12.5 mm diameter and
greater
Protected against solid foreign
objects of 2.5 mm diameter and
greater
Protected against solid foreign
objects of 1.0 mm and greater
Dust protected
Dust-tight
Not Tested
D-4

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