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IPX4 water pump rainproof?

Can I leave my Trotec TGP 100 ES water pump out under the rain?
I'm not thinking about the metal, plastic, or mechanics, I take this are safe of course. I'm rather thinking about the electric.
A label on it says IPX4, I'm not an electrician but I understand this should protect it sufficiently from the rain.
By the way the pump is great, bought it to run the irrigation for the veg in the raised bed, from the rainwater huge tanks. Works the way one would expect.
Thanks,
Alberto

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
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