Does anyone know what the UL IP60 rating means on a safe?

I am looking at gun safes, and I've noticed that alot of the safes have
a UL rating sticker of "IP60" on the door.
I cannot find even reference to this code on the internet. Anyone know
what this rating means? I believe it is some kind of tool/attack
rating but I can't verify this.
Also, any thoughts on a Browning Medalion or a Remington 842EX.
Is one better/worse than the other in terms of fire/theft protection?
Thanks,
Dan M.
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dan_mouse
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maybe its a european rating.. look at Browning FN series..its listed there and made in Belgium and you are right, i didnt find anything either.. Call Browning and ask them what it is.
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
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also believe its a tool/attack rating. the "60" is probably a time rating. maybe Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
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tell you what the "IP" means ? or contact Browning Safes
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g'day
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Key
I believe this is an IEC rating meaning 'Dustproof'.
IP60 Dustproof IP63 Rainproof IP65 Jetproof IP66 Waterproof IP67 Watertight
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Pat
the Browning site referred it as being tool resistant..but, gave no details.. and the particular model is made in europe...
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
where did you get these ratings ? do you have a reference ? if so ? please post it..
thanks
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Key
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that's what I thought after reviewing their site.
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Key
Just about everything with an enclosure has an IP rating here in Europe. Look for the IEC79 Series of Standards. I just typed IP60 into an internet search engine, got about 10000 entries, and that was the first one I clicked on. I'm not going to waste my time doing it again, though. (For the record I don't approve of gun ownership either. Just my 2p worth.)
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Pat
Seems like gun safe would be the perfect place to store expensive delicate things like telescopes or power tools or some musical instruments. Don't they provide a certain environmental assurances too ? Kinda like the opposite of a big humidor ?
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Tom Rauschenbach
google doesn't show anything worth mentioning.
its not a waste of time if you're trying to help someone.
well, I certainly do !
thanks for your reply
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Key
considering things.. and the cops not bothering to come to your aid and so forth- its your call..
funny thing.. a 'burb of CHicago, passed a law some years back. NO GUNS of ANY KIND..
the NEXT door to it 'burb, passed a law, AS LONG AS, there is no criminal or mental reason for you to NOT have a gun, you can own one..
guess which 'burb, the crime rate went THROUGH the roof? and guess which went WAY down.. --Shiva--
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--Shiva--
did in google, but here in the states it DIDNT show your standards.. so thats your 'UL' equal of sorts to the US. --Shiva--
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IP = Ingress Protection
1st digit - Protection Against Foreign Objects 6 = Dust Tight
2nd digit - Protection Against Moisture 0 = Not protected
Hope this helps.
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Unk
that's the page I had trouble finding for him. I looked at that site for must have been 45 minutes or so.
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Key
Thanks to everyone for looking into this for me.
But now I have to admit that I made a mistake. I looked again at the safes, and I see that the sticker says "UL 1P60" Now I'm really confused because the IP ratings seemed to make sense.
But I have made my purchase decision, and I'm not going to worry anymore about what the ratings mean.
Thanks again for everyone's help. It was interesting reading.
-Dan
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dan_mouse
you should worry about what the rating to make sure you are getting the protection that is required.
g'luck
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Key

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