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NEMA reaffirms wiring devices standard.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 23, 2008 - Reaffirmed and published by NEMA, ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2002 Wiring Devices-Dimensional Specifications presents dimensional requirements of wiring devices in order to assist users in selecting and obtaining proper product for particular need and to minimize possibility of unsafe interchangeability between configurations. WD 6-2002 (R2008) revises and supersedes WD 6-1997.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2002 Wiring Devices-Dimensional Specifications

Press release date: Sep 18, 2008

(Rosslyn, Va.) September 18, 2008-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has reaffirmed and published ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2002 Wiring Devices-Dimensional Specifications.

This standard presents the dimensional requirements of wiring devices in order to assist users in selecting and obtaining the proper product for a particular need and to minimize the possibility of unsafe interchangeability between configurations. WD 6-2002 (R2008) revises and supersedes WD 6-1997.

An electronic copy may be downloaded at no charge, or a hard copy purchased for $150 by visiting NEMA's Web site at www.nema.org/stds/wd6.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Web at global.ihs.com.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

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