Receptacles feature weather-resistant design.

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Weather-Resistant Receptacles suit residential and commercial applications subject to 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements, where all non-locking 15 and 20 A, 125 and 250 V receptacles installed in wet and damp locations must be weather-resistant. Products are cULus-listed and include duplex, decorator, and specification grade receptacles in commercial and residential versions. Residential varieties are tamper-resistant.



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P&S Weather-Resistant Receptacles are Durable and Reliable in Challenging Environments



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Dec. 21, 2007) - Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, introduces its Weather-Resistant Receptacles, required in specified residential and commercial applications by the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC). The Code requires all non-locking 15 and 20 ampere, 125- and 250-volt receptacles installed in wet and damp locations to be weather-resistant receptacles.

Cracked covers or corrosion can cause premature receptacle failure in challenging environments, and P&S Weather-Resistant Receptacles are built to perform in such conditions. The devices suit a variety of applications including outdoors, porches, under canopies, wash down areas, some warehouses and more.

All receptacles are cULus listed, and they're listed to the weather-resistant supplement of UL498, meeting demanding UL® requirements including:
o Ultraviolet light exposure test
o Cold impact test
o Accelerated aging test
o Stringent material requirements for current carrying parts, wire binding screws and mounting straps to ensure superior corrosion resistance

"The Weather-Resistant Receptacles are designed to last wherever extra durability is needed," said Tom Roy, residential product manager at P&S.

Receptacles installed in wet and damp locations still require weatherproof covers. The product line includes a variety of duplex, decorator and specification grade receptacles in commercial and residential versions. The residential varieties are also Tamper-Resistant, letting plugs in while preventing children from inserting keys and other objects. The Tamper-Resistant design is also required in residential installations by the 2008 NEC.

For more information about P&S Weather-Resistant Receptacles, contact your P&S representative or visit www.passandseymour.com.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, home systems and accessories in North America. For more information, call 1-800-611-7277 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

About Legrand
Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com) is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. With a presence in more than 60 countries, Legrand employs over 33,000 people. Its catalogues list more than 130,000 products with sales totaling over $3.7 billion. Legrand is developing and reinforcing its technological leadership by constantly increasing the added value of its offerings.

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