[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - protection_class=* (Words, not numeric codes)

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 22:45:10 UTC 2019


Re: “anyone who needs to map the International Protection rating of
electrical enclosures will have to come up with a different tag”

+1

No need to worry about this.

Joseph

On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 7:21 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 22:50, François Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Le mer. 28 août 2019 à 19:09, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>
>>>
>>> Nope, Ingress Protection.  It's an international standard, though.
>>>
>> Thats a detail, official document stands for International Protection
>> https://texa-co.ir/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IEC-60529.pdf (see §4 page
>> 18)
>>
>
> You're right.  I've only ever encountered "IP" expanded as Ingress
> Protection, which makes
> sense.  Now I've done some digging, I found the Wikipedia talk page where
> they suspect
> the authors of the standard made an error.  One commenter pointed out that
> "International
> Protection" would be about preventing warfare.  Another commenter said
> that when he
> worked on translating a standard he encountered many errors.  Even so, the
> official
> document covering testing of enclosures for the degree of protection they
> offer to the
> ingress of liquids and particulates says, as an aside, that IP stands for
> "International
> Protection" and not the "Ingress Protection" that would make more sense.
>
> If we can avoid confusion, we should.  I'm not sure that this does.
>>>
>> It requires at least a strong context to not be confused with any other
>> protection classification system.
>>
>
> To be honest, I'd not expect a national park to be protected from liquid
> or particulate ingress,
> nor an electrical enclosure to impose restrictions on building houses
> within it.  Nor do I expect
> even micro-mappers to document the IP rating of electrical enclosures they
> map.  The only
> thing we really need to worry about is namespace collision, and that's
> usually dealt with by
> a first-come/first-served approach.
>
> Let's see if Kevin wishes to take care of this
>>
>
> If he can, that would be good.  If he can't, then anyone who needs to map
> the International
> Protection rating of electrical enclosures will have to come up with a
> different tag. :)
>
> --
> Paul
>
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