Coarse environments and their elements can present a challenge to electromechanical switches, and NKK's switches are the best defense. Designed specifically for the hazards of heat, cold, humidity and exposure to elements, NKK has an extensive selection of environmentally sealed switches. When applications demand fierce quality and reliability, look to NKK as the dependable source. Toggles, rockers, pushbuttons (including emergency stop devices), programmables, and rotaries are included in the IP rated group, many of which have accessory options to further enhance performance.
Ingress Protection Rating
The IP code, IEC 60529 Standard (EN 60529), rates the degree of protection against solid objects or materials (e.g., fingers and dust) and is designated by the first number. The second number indicates the level of liquid (water) protection.
Dust protected but not against water
Dust tight but not protected against water
Dust tight and protected against splashing water from any direction
Dust tight and protected against water jets from any direction
Dust tight and protected against effects of temporary immersion
Dust tight and protected against effects of immersion in water under pressure for long periods