Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

GFCI Receptacles come in industrial, hospital-grade types.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 18, 2015 - While both Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital-Grade SmartlockPro® come in diverse versions, both styles comply with UL Standard 943 revision. Automatic self test confirms protected power is available; line terminal clamps, initially held open, expedite first time wiring; and profile facilitates installation in wallboxes. Shared features include wraparound strap, impact-resistant PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) face cover, and removable safety covers on feed through terminals.

Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Melville, NY

Original Press Release

Leviton Introduces New Line of Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital Grade GFCI Receptacles

Press release date: Jun 16, 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Leviton today introduced the new line of SmartlockPro() Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital Grade Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Receptacles. The new devices comply with the new revision to the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 943 that requires self-testing functionality for all newly manufactured devices after June 29, 2015.

The new Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital-Grade GFCIs are engineered to withstand the harshest environments, as evident in their new construction features, including a durable wraparound strap for superior support in abusive environments and an impact-resistant PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) face cover that protects the device from harsh chemicals. Additionally, safety and efficiency features have been built in for added protection, including patented line terminal clamps initially held open to expedite first time wiring and removable safety covers on feed through terminals. Designed with the installer in mind, the devices include features that reduce the chance of miswire and provide dependable and secure connections. In addition to these safety features, Leviton's SmartlockPro() Self-Test GFCIs also have the slimmest GFCI profile on the market, allowing for easier installation in wallboxes.

"As a leader in GFCI technology, we are pleased to introduce the industry's most robust, feature-rich Extra-Heavy Duty GFCI Receptacles to our line of SmartlockPro() devices," said Tony Pulsonetti, Senior Product Manager for Leviton's Commercial and Industrial Business Unit. "We've engineered this new line of GFCIs to exceed all standards pertaining to GFCI devices, truly making Leviton the smart choice when it comes to personnel protection."

In addition to the new construction features, the Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital Grades GFCIs automatically test itself to confirm that protected power is available. If the test detects any condition that would indicate GFCI protection might be compromised, a visual indicator provides an alert. The devices feature a dual function indicator light that provides simple, intuitive feedback on power and protection status as well as correct wiring status.

The breadth of the line includes Extra-Heavy Duty Industrial and Hospital Grades in both screw terminal and Lev-Lok() (modular wiring device) configurations. The Extra Heavy Duty Industrial line includes Weather-Resistant, Leaded, Isolated Ground and Pilot Light Tamper-Resistant versions, while the Hospital Grade line includes configurations in Tamper/Non-tamper Resistant, NAFTA complaint, Lev-Lok(), Weather-Resistant and Duplex Guidelight options.

For more information about the new Extra-Heavy Duty Self-Test GFCI Receptacles and to learn more about the updated UL standard, visit www.leviton.com/self-test.

About Leviton Commercial and Industrial
Leviton's comprehensive line of commercial and industrial-grade electrical wiring devices provide builders, contractors and specifiers with solutions engineered to withstand the most rigorous commercial environments and harshest industrial applications. Leviton manufacturers everything from commercial, industrial and hospital grade wiring devices, to surge protective devices, electric vehicle supply equipment, temporary power solutions, heavy duty motor starter switches, IEC and NEMA watertight rated devices and more. Learn more at www.leviton.com/industrial.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visitwww.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

CONTACT: PR Contact: Jennifer Przewoznik, Marketing Director, 631-812-6132, JPrzewoznik@leviton.com