Explosion Proof Extension Cord features twist lock receptacle.

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Featuring 25 ft of oil- and abrasion-resistant 12/3 SOOW explosion proof cord, Model EPEXC-25 has 20 A wet area receptacle and 15 A, 2-pole, 2-wire T-style explosion proof plug. Extension cord is rated at 15 A of continuous service and is approved for Class 1 Div 1 and Class 2 Div 1 locations. For receptacle to become energized, operator must insert plug and twist to lock into place. Design helps protect against arcs during plug insertion and provides secure connection that resists pullouts.

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Larson Electronics Releases 25' Explosion Proof Extension Cord with Twist Lock Receptacle

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 25 foot explosion proof extension cord designed to increase the range of equipment while providing compliance with hazardous location regulations. The EPEXC-25 Explosion Proof Extension Cord is ruggedly built to withstand the demanding conditions found in the industrial workplace and features oil and abrasion resistant cord and a twist lock receptacle for safe and secure connections.

The EPEXC-25 http://larsonelectronics.com/p-68712-explosion-proof-25-foot-soow-extension-cord-15-amp-continuous-service.aspx from Larson Electronics provides operators in hazardous locations with a safe method of increasing the range of electrical equipment and devices.  Designed for durability and performance, this 25 foot long http://larsonelectronics.com/c-276-explosion-proof-extension-cords.aspx features twenty five feet of oil and abrasion resistant 12/3 SOOW explosion proof cord, a single wet area suited 20 amp receptacle, and  a 15 amp 2 pole 2 wire T style explosion proof plug. This extension cord is rated at 15 amps of continuous service and is approved for Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 locations as well as wet areas. The receptacle and plug on this unit are of a twist lock design with the receptacle featuring deep recessed contacts. In order for the receptacle to become energized, the operator must insert a plug and then twist it to lock it into place. This design helps to protect against the creation of arcs during plug insertion and provides a secure connection that resists pullouts. The receptacle is a heavy duty unit that is approved for use in wet areas and includes a protective hinged door to protect the contacts when not in use. This cord is cross compatible with plugs and receptacles from other major brands to provide added versatility, and Larson Electronics also includes an additional http://larsonelectronics.com/c-562-non-hazardous-location-extension-cords-plugs-outlets.aspx with the cord to give operators the security of knowing they will be able to connect their equipment. These explosion proof extension cords are ideal for workers performing plant turnarounds and tank maintenance or servicing and can be applied to a wide range of applications requiring HAZLOC compliant devices and accessories. 

“The EPEXC-25 explosion proof extension cord is ideal for operators who need more distance for their corded Class 1 Division 1 lights and tools,” said Rob Bresnahan with Magnalight.com.  “In this 15 amp rated Class 1 Division 1 cord set, the plug will mate with a standard wall outlet or an explosion proof 15/20 amp outlet.  So the operator can choose to find power inside or outside the hazardous area, but can make his connection to the lights or the tools inside the hazardous area safely.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of explosion proof cords, hazardous location receptacles and plugs, explosion proof switches, and explosion proof equipment accessories. You can view Larson Electronics line of hazardous location equipment by visiting them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. Larson Electronics can be reached directly by calling 1-800-369-6671 or 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.


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