IP65-rated Lithium-Ion Batteries -Why Does IP65 Matter and What Does It Mean?

IP65-rated Lithium-Ion Batteries -Why Does IP65 Matter and What Does It Mean?

As lithium-ion batteries gain popularity, several certifications and standards are being developed to guarantee consumer safety. To determine if the batteries will continue to perform at their best even under demanding circumstances, each of these standards subjects them to extensive testing. Ratings for Ingress Protection (IP) were developed to indicate how well a gadget was shielded from foreign objects. Maxworld Power Batteries have undergone multiple testing phases and have been granted an IP65 designation, indicating their total resistance to dust and water. 

What Is Meant by Ingress Protection (IP)?

The last fifty years have seen a breakthrough in technical advancement. Every day, fresh research opens up possibilities for rapidly commercializing innovative technologies. Customers were finding it difficult to stay up to date with safety regulations and specifications due to the quick speed of improvement. Then, to promptly inform consumers of which products had undergone the most stringent quality and safety testing, standards were developed and put into place. 

To “standardize how to classify electrical enclosures and mechanical casings against ingresses such as dust and water particles,” the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) developed the Ingress Protection (IP) rating system in 1976. Many electronic and mechanical products were marketed as “waterproof” and “dustproof” before the creation of these standards. These phrases soon became unclear, exposing users’ devices to potentially hazardous and harmful environments without their knowledge.

International standards were used by IP Ratings to develop a sliding scale that would indicate how “waterproof” and “dustproof” an item was. A device is more safe from foreign objects if its two-digit rating is higher. Each item is put through a battery of tests to ascertain which rating it gets. The amount of foreign body exposure the gadget receives throughout each test increases progressively. 

Every electronic or mechanical item that earns an IP rating is subjected to the same precise testing circumstances thanks to the introduction of IP ratings. Customers could now quickly and precisely determine how “dustproof” and “waterproof” their products are thanks to the removal of uncertainty.IP Ratings have significantly improved customer safety, manufacturer transparency, and general peace of mind while implementing new technology during the past few decades. 

Dismantling Intellectual Property Standards

IP Standards were developed with a two-digit rating system to assess how well electrical equipment is sealed against moisture and other foreign objects. The greater the number for each digit, the more secure the gadget is. A device’s enclosure has not yet been tested for that specification if it has an X in place of one of the IP rating’s numbers. 

First Digit: Protection Against Intrusion

The first number in an IP rating represents the enclosure’s resistance to penetration by solid foreign objects. When fingers, dust, tools, or other items come into touch with electrical parts or circuits, a dangerous situation may occur.  The scale used to establish this grade ranges from 0 to 6. One must use greater caution when handling, storing, or utilizing a gadget with a lower intrusion protection grade. 

Each conceivable grade against intrusion and what a device is protected against if it receives that rating are explained by The Enclosure Company. 

0– (or X): No extra security. Not rated (or not given a rating) for this kind of ingress protection.

 

  1. Protection from solid objects larger than 50 mm in diameter; protection from a major portion of the body, such as a hand, but not from intentional access.

 

  1. Protection against up to 80 mm long and 12 mm wide fingers or objects (in the case of accidental finger contact).

 

  1. Defense against penetration by instruments, cables, etc., with a minimum 2.5 mm diameter.

 

  1. Defense from solid things larger than 1 mm, such as screws, cables, bigger insects, and other possibly invasive small objects like small tools, etc.

 

  1. Some protection from dust that could damage equipment.

 

Completely impermeable to dust. Complete defense against dust and other particles, tested against constant airflow, with a vacuum seal included.

Second Digit: Defense Against Moisture

The ability of the enclosure to defend against moisture is indicated by the second digit in an IP Rating. The scale used to determine this grade ranges from 0 to 9. A device’s ability to tolerate moisture without cracking the seal and harming the internal electronic components increases with its rating. Testing for moisture protection can involve completely submerging the item, as well as exposing it to condensation or other water droplets. 

The Enclosure Company describes the protection levels and maximum amounts of wetness that a gadget can tolerate. 

0– (or X): No defense.

  1. Protection from droplets that fall vertically, as condensation. guaranteeing that when an object is upright, no harm or improper component operation will occur.
  2. Protection against water droplets deflected 15 degrees or more from vertical.
  3. Guarded against spray from vertical angles up to 60°.
  4. Protected from water sprays in all directions. tested with an oscillating spray for at least ten minutes (limited entry allowed with no negative effects).
  5. Defense against low-pressure (6.3 mm) directed water jets at any angle (limited entrance allowed with no negative consequences).
  6. Defense from direct, high-pressure jets.
  7. Protection against total submersion for a maximum of 30 minutes at a depth of 15 cm to 1 meter (limited entry allowed with no negative consequences).
  8. Defense against prolonged submersion at increased pressure (deeper dives). The manufacturer will specify and publicize the exact specifications of this test, which may include extra variables like temperature swings and flow rates, depending on the kind of equipment.

According to the ISO 20653:2013 Road Vehicles – Degrees of Protection standard, the 9-(K) classification denotes protection against high-pressure, high-temperature jet sprays, washdowns, and steam cleaning methods. This grade is commonly observed in particular road vehicle applications.

IP65 Ratings Are Awarded to Battle Born Lithium-Ion Batteries

Battle-Born Batteries with IP65 Safety Certification

Lithium batteries are swiftly finding their way into our daily lives as the globe shifts to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources. There are a lot of concerns regarding the safety of lithium batteries, thus thorough testing is necessary for customers’ piece of mind. At Maxworld Power Batteries, customer safety is our priority. To guarantee that they meet the strictest safety certification requirements, every one of our batteries undergoes the most extensive testing possible. 

Maxworld Power Batteries not only fulfill several safety requirements, but they have also received an IP rating.  IP65 certification has been granted to our flagship 12V 100Ah, GC2 12V 100Ah, GC3 12V 270Ah, and 8D 12V 270Ah batteries. The six-star grade indicates that our batteries’ container is “completely dust tight” and completely shielded from dust and other particles. Next, the five denotes water resistance, which is evaluated by guarding against 6.3 mm low-pressure water jets aimed in any direction.

Since many of our batteries are used in less-than-ideal conditions regularly, obtaining an IP65 designation is crucial for our customers. Applications for Maxworld Power Batteries are numerous, ranging from sailboats and home backup power to off-road vehicles and recreational vehicles like RVs. Their complete protection from any airborne particles they come into contact with is guaranteed by “total” dust ingress prevention. 

 

Maxworld Power Batteries are additionally indicated to be water-resistant by the IP65 classification. Although they are not meant to be submerged in water, their seal enables them to function at their best even in damp conditions. This rating indicates to many of our clients that their batteries will remain a dependable power supply for their fishing boats, yachts, or other marine vessels.

How Is an IP65 Rating Important?

Maxworld Power Batteries have been proven to comply with IP65 and other safety standards by being subjected to rigorous, above-average testing. Our batteries undergo rigorous testing to demonstrate their longevity and functionality in harsh settings. Our batteries’ dependability and safety are evident in their capacity to survive such severe circumstances. We are steadfast in our resolve to give our customers batteries that meet the strictest requirements. Because we are dedicated to quality and precision, we help to ensure the safety and comfort of our clients.

We take great delight in creating a product that we can stand behind.

It takes the best components and meticulous attention to detail to create a battery that can survive the strict limits of demanding testing circumstances. Having obtained certifications for UN 38.3, UL 2054, UL 62133 – 2, and IP65 listings, we are confident that our batteries offer the highest level of consumer safety. We want to make sure that our clients have dependable power that they can rely on in addition to keeping them safe. 

Numerous maritime, RV, van, and off-grid applications use Maxworld Power Batteries. Customers depend on their batteries for vital aspects of daily life, whether they are sailing around the world, powering important systems in their homes, or straying off the usual path. Maxworld Power Batteries are water-resistant and fully protected against dust and particles, so they will function in any environment. 

Connecting a Game Changer 3.0 from Maxworld Power Batteries to Victron components

Upgrade with the Longest-Lasting and Safest Batteries

It only makes sense to use the safest and most robust LiFePO4 batteries available when using them to power every area of your daily life. Through the rigorous testing of IP Standards, Maxworld Power Batteries were able to maintain their performance and obtain an IP65 grade. This guarantees that even in the worst of circumstances, you will remain secure and have consistent electricity. 

Whichever power system is best for you can be determined with the assistance of our team of technical specialists. Start by using our Battery Calculator to determine your essential power requirements.

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