Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Non-Metallic Electrical Plugs feature NEMA 4X watertight seal.

Press Release Summary:

Non-Metallic Electrical Plugs feature NEMA 4X watertight seal.

Jul 31, 2014 - Designed for washdown areas, corrosive environments, or outdoor spaces, Powertite® 30 and 60 A, corrosive-resistant plugs can be used with UL 1686-C1 receptacles. These products, built to deliver safe and reliable performance, provide non-metallic option for connecting equipment in industrial and heavy commercial environments. Along with impact-modified PBT polyester housing, features include dual-molded locking ring, shock absorbing rubber, and extra large wiring chamber.

Appleton - Rosemont, IL

Original Press Release

Corrosion Resistance and Durability are Highlights of New Powertite(TM) Non-Metallic Electrical Plugs

Press release date: Jul 25, 2014

Designed for Washdown Areas, Corrosive Environments or Outdoor Spaces

ROSEMONT, IL -- Appleton, a global leader in electrical products for hazardous and standard locations, has expanded its acclaimed Powertite® family of industrial plugs, receptacles and connectors with new 30 Amp and 60 Amp non-metallic, corrosive-resistant plugs for use with all UL 1686- C1 receptacles. (this is the industry standard for metal shell devices) Built without compromise to deliver safe, reliable performance, the new plugs are ideal for sewage plants, shipping docks, food and beverage processing plants, or any environment exposed to corrosives, frequent hose downs or severe weather.

"Our new plugs give our customers a non-metallic option for safely connecting equipment in the most corrosive industrial and heavy commercial environments," said Eric Goldberg, Director of Hazardous Products Marketing, Appleton. "With this introduction, Appleton now offers a complete family of metallic and non-metallic plugs and receptacles to choose from to suit virtually any electrical application."

Emerson's slogan "Consider It Solved" is on full display in the new Powertite plugs. Their impact-modified PBT polyester housing resists corrosion, deformation and cracking, while UV-stabilization helps prevent degradation due to sun exposure. A dual-molded locking ring features rigid plastic threads on the inside and a rubberized grip on the outside that lets users easily secure the plug to the receptacle, even while wearing gloves. Appleton incorporated the shock absorbing rubber for additional protection against impacts, dropped plugs and rough handling. Best-in-class features continue with an extra large wiring chamber with backed-out terminal screws for faster, easier wiring. A screwless tab locks the shell halves together in place with a simple push, ensuring a NEMA 4X watertight seal.

Appleton Powertite non-metallic plugs meet UL Standards 1682, 1686, 50E - Type 4X, 12 for non-hazardous locations.

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About Appleton
Appleton is a premium line of hazardous location products under the Appleton Group family of brands. Appleton Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products for virtually every type of environment. Distributors, contractors, engineers, electricians and site maintenance professionals around the world trust Appleton Group brands to make electrical installations safer, more productive and more reliable. Appleton Group is organized into three focused businesses that provide distributors and end-users expert knowledge and excellent service. It is a division of Emerson Industrial Automation and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.