New Combination AFCI/Switch and GFCI with Audible Trip Alert Enhance Safety Offering
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Leviton has utilized advancements in technology to develop two new innovative safety products, the SmartlockPro® Combination AFCI/Switch and the SmartlockPro® Slim GFCI with Audible Trip Alert. A leading advocate of electrical safety for more than 100 years, Leviton's latest electrical safety devices are designed to help protect people and property in accordance with current National Electrical Code® requirements.
The SmartlockPro Combination AFCI/Switch provides the convenience of arc-fault protection and a single pole switch to control lighting loads in one device. The AFCI is designed to detect a wide range of dangerous arcing electrical faults and, when detected, functions by interrupting power to help prevent arc-faults from igniting a fire. The Combination AFCI/Switch is an easy way to incorporate AFCI protection into existing homes either as a replacement switch or for extensions or modifications. It is ideal for kitchens, family rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and hallways.
The SmartlockPro GFCI with Audible Trip Alert indicates that the GFCI has tripped by sounding an audible alarm, alerting users to interruption of power on vital operating systems like freezers, sump pumps and sprinkler systems. The audible alert signals that power has been disconnected from loads plugged into or fed from the GFCI so users can immediately assess the reason and reset the device. Such protection is now required by Code in garages, basements and commercial kitchens since GFCIs in these locations may be in an out-of-the-way place such as a back corner or storage area making daily visual checks for tripping unlikely.
"AFCIs and GFCIs are two of the most important electrical safety devices a home or commercial property can have," said Bill Grande, Leviton's Director of Safety Products. "By continuously enhancing the features of these SmartlockPro devices, Leviton offers its customers the most advanced protection on the market."
Leviton SmartlockPro products feature Leviton's patented reset/lockout technology which automatically tests the AFCI or GFCI every time the RESET button is pushed. The AFCI or GFCI will not reset if the device is not wired correctly or functioning properly. This smart feature reduces the possibility of end-users incorrectly assuming that the AFCI or GFCI is providing protection when it is not.
Leviton SmartlockPro AFCI and GFCI devices meet all applicable Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards. They are available in a variety of colors and are compatible with Leviton's complete line of signature Decora® wiring devices and wallplates.
The SmartlockPro Combination AFCI/Switch and the SmartlockPro Slim GFCI with Audible Trip Alert are now available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution channels, including their online store http://store.leviton.com/. For more information on these new safety products visit www.leviton.com/safety.
About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors. Leviton's award winning lighting controls and wiring devices help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart and safe living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience and reliability. Learn more at www.leviton.com/residential.
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, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.
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