Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
NEC-Compliant Receptacle Cover is non-metallic and weatherproof.
Press Release Summary:
February 12, 2014 - Red•Dot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover aids compliance with NEC® requirements, specifically NEC Sections 406.9 (B) (1) and 590.4 (D) (2), for receptacles in wet locations. Featuring stainless steel hinge pin, cover is configured for GFCI receptacles; included adapter plates accommodate single, duplex, and switch configurations. Single- and 2-gang configurations come with 2 7/8 and 4 ¼ in. deep covers; single-gang configurations add 2 ¼ in. deep cover.
Original Press Release
RedoDot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover NEC®-Compliant for Wet Locations
Press release date: February 4, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The new Red•Dot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover from Thomas & Betts (T&B) simplifies compliance with National Electrical Code® (NEC®) requirements for receptacles in wet locations. The NEC® Sections 406.9 (B) (1) and 590.4 (D) (2) now require that extra-duty outlet while-in-use covers must be installed in all wet-location applications. The new cover also complies with NEC® Section 406.9 (B) (1) for unattended in-use plugs for wet locations.
“Besides providing a receptacle cover that complies with the current NEC® requirements, the Red•Dot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover is made to endure the stress of rough treatment,” said Chad Smith, vice president, product management and engineering, at Thomas & Betts. “The cover features a stainless steel hinge pin that is designed to withstand frequent handling. In addition to its durability, it is compatible with several configurations, which enables installers to simplify and reduce the number of covers they must keep on hand.”
The cover comes preconfigured for GFCI receptacles, but includes adapter plates to accommodate single, duplex and switch configurations. Single- and two-gang configurations are available with 2 7/8- and 4 ¼-inch deep covers; single-gang configurations are also available with 2 ¼-inch deep covers. All sizes of single-gang configurations are available as either vertical or horizontal. The cover also is available to accommodate almost every common plug and cord size.
The new cover complements the metallic extra-duty while-in-use cover released in 2012, providing the Red•Dot® brand with a comprehensive line of covers that meet all pertinent NEC® requirements.
The cover ships with adapter plates and pre-mounted gaskets. It features keyhole mounts that enable the cover to be slid over loosened existing device screws for quick and easy mounting. The combination box- and device-mounting design provides flexibility in installation. Lockable covers comply with OSHA lockout/tagout requirements. A wasp guard to keep out pests is also included.
For more information about the new Red•Dot® Code Keeper® Extra-Duty Non-Metallic Weatherproof While-In-Use Cover from Thomas & Betts, please visit www.tnb.com and look for “Red•Dot®” on the "Brands" tab, or call (800) 238-5000.
Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, 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.