Interlocked Receptacles feature NEMA 4X corrosion protection.
March 7, 2013 -
In addition to providing explosion proof and dust-ignition proof protection in hazardous environments, Powertite® FSQC 30, 60, and 100 Amp Switched Receptacles and ACP Plugs incorporate interlocked disconnect switch for added safety. User inserts plug and rotates receptacle face to ON position to lock it in place. For installations where different line voltages are used, polarization option prevents plug insertion into receptacle wired for different voltage.
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Appleton Introduces Interlocked Receptacle with NEMA 4X Protection for Long-term, Trouble-free Operation
ROSEMONT, IL, -- Appleton, a worldwide leader in electrical products for industrial areas, is pleased to announce the newest member of its Powertite® family of switched hazardous location receptacles, the Powertite FSQC.
The Powertite FSQC is an interlocked receptacle offering NEMA 4X corrosion protection to greatly reduce maintenance and replacement costs, especially in wet or marine environments. In addition, if offers superior electrical performance in hazardous industrial environments, plus features the most compact form factor that Appleton has ever engineered for a device of this type. Targeted applications include Class I environments such as petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, paint and chemical plants, or Class II environments such as grain silos, flour processing plants, or any location where ignitable dusts are present.
In addition to providing explosionproof and dust-ignitionproof protection in hazardous environments, FSQC 30, 60 and 100 Amp receptacles and ACP plugs incorporate an interlocked disconnect switch for added safety. Simply insert the plug and rotate the receptacle face to the "On" position to lock it in place. The receptacle is then energized. For installations where different line voltages are used, a special polarization option prevents plug insertion into a receptacle wired for a different voltage.
The Appleton FSQC is the ideal drop-in replacement for competitors' existing FSQC receptacles. They are UL listed for use with Appleton Powertite® plugs as well as UL classified in specific combinations for use with competitors' plugs. The receptacles are horsepower rated to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications.
For more details, please visit www.appletonelec.com.
Appleton is a premium line of hazardous location products under the EGS Electrical Group family of brands. EGS Electrical Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products for virtually every type of environment. Distributors, contractors, engineers, electricians and site maintenance professionals around the world trust EGS brands to make electrical installations safer, more productive and more reliable. EGS is organized into three focused businesses that provide distributors and end-users expert knowledge and excellent service. It is part of the EGS Electrical Group, LLC, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.