IK Rating Antennas

IK code is an international classification to define the degrees of protection provided by enclosures against external mechanical impacts. It specifies the capacity of an enclosure to protect its contents from external impacts in accordance with IEC 62262:2002 and IEC 60068-2-75:1997. IK code starts from 00 (no protection) to 10 (protection against 20 joules impact).

IK Rating description

IK00 No Protection
IK01 Protected against 0.14 joules of impact
IK02 Protected against 0.2 joules of impact
IK03 Protected against 0.35 joules of impact
IK04 Protected against 0.5 joules of impact
IK05 Protected against 0.7 joules of impact
IK06 Protected against 1 joules of impact
IK07 Protected against 2 joules of impact
IK08 Protected against 5 joules of impact
IK09 Protected against 10 joules of impact
IK10 Protected against 20 joules of impact

IK Rating - Grand-Tek

Grand-tek Ik rating antenna

IK Ratings- Protection against Mechanical Impacts - Grand-Tek

Regarding outdoor installation, IK rating is a universal standard and Grand-Tek provides ranges of outdoor antenna & enclosure complies with IK07 to IK10.
Grand-Tek outdoor IK09 GPS/GNSS antenna, nicknamed mushroom antenna, low-profile yet robust for outdoor application.

IK Ratings- Protection against Mechanical Impacts - Grand-Tek
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Beside mushroom antenna, Grand-Tek Nema enclosure paired with top cover are also comply with IK07 to IK10.

IK Ratings- Protection against Mechanical Impacts - Grand-Tek

OTS, off the shelf, plastic top cover is the most common adopted ones with IK07 rating, while OTS metal top cover is able to meet IK10 rating. Both comes with 3 sizes to suit perfectly with Grand-Tek AC, GLB & Formosa Nema enclosures.
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In addition, ODM top covers are also available for more specific applications under NRE contract.
If you are interested in any of the kinds, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.