Press Release Summary:
- Offered in 4-11/16 in. square size with rolled steel edges that eliminate need for plastic bushings
- The built-in connectors can handle flex, MC, MCI, MCI-A, MC-PCS, HCF and AC cables
- Suitable for industrial or commercial applications and smart building applications
Original Press Release:
RACO Introduces STAB-iT®II Electrical Boxes
South Bend, Indiana May 21, 2019 - RACO is excited to introduce the STAB-iT® II line of electrical boxes. These 4-11/16 square boxes feature built-in connectors that make it quick and easy to install flexible armored cable. The new larger boxes provide more room for electrical connections inside the box as well as improvements on the original STAB-iT box design. RACO, part of Hubbell Commercial Construction, provides innovative electrical products to commercial and residential markets.
The key to STAB-IT II box performance is the built-in cable clamps. RACO's unique design tests over 3x faster than traditional MC connectors. Simply prepare the cable, remove the priout, insert the cable...done! These connectors handle flex, MC, MCI, MCI-A, MC-PCS, HCF and AC cables. Rolled steel edges also eliminate the need for plastic bushings (except for AC).
Cables can easily be released, and the connector reused. STAB-iT II products improve on the original design, allowing each cable to be released individually. Each STAB-IT II connector holds 3 cables, one more than the original STAB-IT clamps. The improved connector also handles larger cables, making it perfect for MC-PCS luminaire cables in smart building applications.
Additionally,STAB-iTII boxes include a TKO eccentric knockout on the same side of the box as the cable connector to provide further installation flexibility. The standard 4-11/16 inch square steel box size provides more space than 4 inch electrical boxes. The extra wide opening provides more work area for electricians in applications where larger sized conductors or wiring devices are required.STAB-IT II boxes are 2-1/8 inch deep.
A variety of options creates a range of STAB-IT II boxes. Select from six models that include one or two STAB-IT II connectors with a number of knockout options, plus built-in cable management clips and stud mounting bracket options. Each box includes a raised ground with pre-installed 8in solid #12 copper pigtail. Suitable for use without a bonding jumper in circuits up to 600V.
The company's new boxes are perfect for industrial or commercial applications. Together with the original STAB-iT line, RACO now offers 23 different products featuring this important labor-saving innovation. They provide electrical contractors an effective way to reduce installation time and increase productivity. Fewer components for an installation also reduces worksite waste requiring disposal.
Widespread availability of RACO STAB-IT II boxes begins in June 2019. Find more information at www.hubbell.com.
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About Hubbell Commercial Construction
Hubbell Commercial Construction includes five brands that provide innovative and cost-effective electrical products with superior customer service for commercial and/or residential markets. RACO creates electrical boxes, covers, and fittings. TayMac crafts in-use covers for outdoor electrical applications. Bell produces weatherproof boxes, covers and outdoor lighting. Wiegmann offers the most complete line of electrical enclosures for OEM, Commercial Construction, and MRO markets. Acme Electric manufactures power conversion and conditioning equipment for industrial, commercial and OEM applications.
These historic brands are part of Hubbell Incorporated, one of the largest electrical manufacturers in North America. The company's history of innovation extends back to 1889. Founder Harvey Hubbell invented the pull chain light switch and electric plug.
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