Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Retractable Receptacle places power outlet on desktop.

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September 25, 2012 - When outlet is not in use, Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle can be recessed below work surface by pushing down on its black, polycarbonate cover. Outlet becomes accessible by pulling up integral grip on cover. No wiring is required, as 6 ft cord connects receptacle to existing outlet. Promoting safety and convenience, product features rotated receptacle orientation that accommodates oversized adapters and locking collar that secures assembly to work surface.

Thomas & Betts Corp.

8155 T&B Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38125, USA

Original Press Release

Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle Places Power Outlet Conveniently on Desktop

Press release date: September 18, 2012

New Product from Thomas Betts Hides Outlet When not in Use

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In response to the need for easy access to power for a variety of home and office devices, Thomas & Betts places power outlets within reach with the new Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle. When the outlet is not in use, the Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle can be recessed below the work surface by pushing down on its cover; the outlet becomes accessible by pulling up the integral grip on its cover.

A hole saw, which is included with the receptacle, attaches to a standard power drill and enables the Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle to be mounted quickly on a desktop, counter or other work surface. No wiring is required, as a six-foot cord connects the receptacle to an existing outlet.

“Electronics and other powered devices, such as phone chargers, laptops and small appliances, are used mostly on work surfaces,” said Chad Smith, director, product management for Thomas & Betts. “Outlets, on the other hand, are typically located underneath. The Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle offers the convenience and safety of placing the outlet on the work surface.”

Other features include a compact design that occupies minimal space, a rotated receptacle orientation that accommodates oversized adapters, and a locking collar that secures the assembly to the work surface. The black, polycarbonate cover compliments most home and office décor.

For more information about the Carlon® Retractable Work Surface Receptacle from Thomas & Betts, visit www.tnb.com, and look for Carlon® on the “Brands” tab, or call (800) 238-5000.

Thomas & Betts Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.

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