Protective Covers comply with NEC® extra duty requirements.

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Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers protect wiring devices from inclement elements while offering access to receptacles. Available in horizontal and vertical configurations, non-metallic covers guard against moisture, debris, and insects without breaking or cracking. Standard opening accommodates Decora® GFCI devices; additional adapter plates are included for duplex and single receptacle openings. Features include heavy-duty gasket, weather-resistant seal, and stainless steel hinge pins.

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Leviton Introduces New Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers

Code compliant covers deliver exceptional protection from outdoor elements

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Leviton today introduced its new Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers designed to protect wiring devices from inclement elements while providing easy access to receptacles. Available in both horizontal and vertical configurations, these non-metallic covers are ruggedly constructed to guard against moisture, debris and insects without breaking or cracking. They are ideal for use with lawn equipment, pools, hot tubs, holiday and landscape lighting, outdoor entertainment systems, fountains, vending machines and a host of other outdoor electrical applications.

The Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers are in compliance with the 2014 National Electrical Code(®) Section 406.9(B)(1) for "Extra Duty"  application hoods. The standard opening accommodates Decora(®) GFCI devices, and additional adapter plates are included for duplex and single receptacle openings. The device also includes two inserts to cover the circular cord openings and prevent insects and debris from entering the cover while not in use. The Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers feature a UV resistant polycarbonate cover and base and a pre-mounted heavy-duty gasket. This provides a weather-resistant seal to protect from moisture and adds to ease of installation. The cover's stainless steel hinge pins offer added strength and resistance to the rigors of daily use.

"With homeowners spending more time enjoying their outdoor space, it's important that their electrical system is properly equipped to handle the requirements of outdoor living," said William Randall, Leviton's Director, Product Management. "Installing code compliant Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers is an essential safety element that should not be overlooked."

Leviton Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers are cULus listed and come with a two-year limited warranty. They are available in clear and gray and are compatible with Leviton Decora wiring devices.  Leviton Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers are now available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution channels, including their online store For additional information on the Extra Duty While-in-Use Covers, visit

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