Pin and Sleeve Devices conform to IEC 309 standards.

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Watertight plugs, receptacles, connectors, inlets, and mechanical interlock devices provide safe electrical connections in commercial and light industrial environments subject to temperature extremes, vibration, impact, dirt, moisture, corrosive elements, and wash downs. Housings are flame retardant, impact-resistant and non-corrosive Valox and nylon material. Rated to 20, 30, 60, and 100 A, units are available in 3, 4, and 5 pin models with voltages from 110-600 V.

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Appleton Launches New Line of World Class IEC 309 Watertight Pin & Sleeve Electrical Devices

ROSEMONT, IL, JULY 26, 2005 -- Appleton, a brand of the EGS Electrical Group, announced today the major launch of a broad new line of watertight pin-and-sleeve electrical plugs, receptacles, connectors, inlets and mechanical interlock devices designed to conform to IEC 309-1 and 309-2 global standards.

The launch of this line ideally compliments Appleton's existing large selection of plugs, receptacles and connectors, giving its customer base more choices and greater flexibility in designing electrical systems.

Appleton's problem-solving IEC 309 devices provide safe and reliable portable electrical connections in commercial and light industrial environments subject to temperature extremes, vibration, impact, dirt, moisture, corrosive elements and wash downs. Manufacturing plants, water treatment centers, marinas, food processing facilities and fast food restaurants are a few of their many applications.

One of the most powerful advantages to Appleton IEC 309 devices is how easily they can be integrated into an existing system. Because of their interoperability, Appleton pin and sleeve devices will safely match those of other manufacturers, making them the cost-effective choice for MRO work.

The pin and sleeve devices feature a singly rated, non-interchangeable configuration for every voltage and service, allowing plant and MRO staff to easily standardize electrical components, regardless of the manufacturer.

To enhance operator safety, the products have a positive locking feature that stops accidental withdrawal or insertion of the pin while under load, plus a color-coding system that matches amperage and voltage requirements. In addition, the unique wiring configurations help to protect machinery and employees from the dangers of mismating devices of different voltages and service types.

Designed for long-lasting value and performance, Appleton IEC 309 pin and sleeve devices integrate the key features that set the standard for the industry. The housings are constructed of flame retardant, impact resistant and non-corrosive Valox and nylon material to withstand the punishing conditions characteristic of industrial environments.

Another benefit is the unique "onion" type seal. Fabricated from oil resistant synthetic rubber, the inner rings of the seal are easily removed during installation to accommodate a broad range of cable diameters.

Appleton IEC 309 pin and sleeve devices are available in 3, 4 and 5 pin models with voltages ranging from 110V to 600V, and are rated at 20, 30, 60 and 100 amps. The product line meets NEMA 4X, CSA and the latest UL standards 1686 and 1680 to withstand the rigors of the virtually any environment, no matter how punishing.

For more information contact your local Appleton representative or call Appleton at 800-621-1506. On the web, E-mail:

Founded in 1903, Appleton manufactures a complete line of electrical products for hazardous and non-hazardous locations. It is a brand of the EGS Electrical Group.

©2005 EGS Electrical Group. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While EGS Electrical Group has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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