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Can the ATV320 in IP66 or IP65 be installed in outdoor environments?

Published date: 25 June 2020

Issue:
ATV320-W ATV320-WS used in outdoor applications.

Product Line:
Altivar Machine, ATV320

Cause:
Enclosures are rated as IP65 and IP66

Resolution:
ATV320 W/WS are reinforced versions of the standard enclosure with IP66/65 rating.  These were designed to be used in indoor conditions only.


Typical drives are not design for outdoor conditions, which require heating dissipation and UV treatment to guarantee a good operation throughout the year.  Seasonal temperature variation and direct sunlight.

The IP ratings chart does not include outdoor conditions.  The IP rating is only related to protection level against dust and water.
 

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