Introduction of IK Level Test

Regarding the degree of protection code in the IEC62262, the IK code indicates the degree of protection against the external mechanical impact of the enclosure. The characteristic combinations are: 01 to 10, IKO1, IK02, IK03, IK04, IK05, IK06, IK07, IK08, IK09 and IK10. These 10 grades are divided into two groups according to the different levels of test: the first group is from the IK01, IK02 to IK06 spring impact hammer test, the test energy in this group is small (from 0.14J to 1J); the other group is from the IK07, IK08 to IK10 large pendulum test, the test energy of this group is from 2J to 20J. In the lighting industry, like car lights headlamps, street lamps, explosion-proof lights and some special lamp species need to do IK05 to IK10 IK protection level test for lamp shell , especially IK07, IK08, IK09 and IK10 test level .

IEC66262 standard provides how to install the measured objects when we need to do IK protection grade test, the ventilation requirements, the number and distribution of impact hammer. IEC60598 (GB7000) and IEC60068-2-75 (GB2423.55) standard include the application of IK test for lighting products. These related standards are mainly to regulate the relevant test steps and the methods  in the IK protection level test for lighting products, and ultimately to detect the product enclosure protection level to meet industrial and national requirements or not, the details can be referred to the relevant standards.

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