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NEMA publishes dimensional requirements for plugs/receptacles.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 08, 2013 - NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices—Dimensional Specifications, which covers dimensional requirements for plugs and receptacles up to 60 A and 600 V. Substantive changes to current document include introduction of marking for automatically controlled receptacles adopted by NEMA and mandated by National Electrical Code®, and dimensions for single and dual 2 1/8 in. mounting plates.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices - Dimensional Specifications

Press release date: Aug 02, 2013

ROSSLYN, Va., — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices—Dimensional Specifications. This standard covers dimensional requirements for plugs and receptacles up to 60 Amperes and 600 Volts. Also included is the recommended marking for automatically-controlled receptacles.

WD 6 discusses the plugs, receptacles, and cover plates (i.e., wall plates) used in almost any electrical installation such as residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Substantive changes to the current document include:

The introduction of the marking for automatically-controlled receptacles adopted by NEMA and mandated by the National Electrical Code®
Dimensions for  2 1/8-inch mounting plates—single and dual

View the contents and scope of ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012. To download an electronic copy at no cost or purchase a hard copy for $175, visit the NEMA website.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.

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