Temporary Power Solution consists of 3 groups of products.

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Arrow Hart® Commercial and Industrial Specification Grade Temporary Power equipment promotes delivery of safe, reliable power. RhinoBox(TM) Temporary Power Centers, featuring stackable design, safely centralize and distribute hub and spoke power, while Portable Outlet Boxes provide bridge between power distribution points. Listed for wet locations, Portable GFCIs protect against electrical injury from ground fault hazards indoors and outdoors.



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New Arrow Hart® Temporary Power Solutions from Cooper Wiring Devices Provides Safe, Mission-Critical Power



PEACHTREE CITY, GA., November 20, 2008 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a division of Cooper Industries, today announced the introduction of a new line of Arrow Hart® Commercial and Industrial Specification Grade Temporary Power equipment for the delivery of safe, reliable power.

The new line consists of three groups of products: RhinoBox(TM) Temporary Power Centers, Portable Outlet Boxes and Portable GFCIs. All three groups of these new Arrow Hart® products provide a full line of dependable and durable temporary power products to stay safely connected on the jobsite, avoiding the power interruptions that slow down work in the field.

RhinoBox(TM) Temporary Power Center offers "plug & power" capability, multiple configuration options, and a variety of cord sets and adapters. Available in NEMA 3R (outdoor use) and NEMA 1 (indoor use) enclosures, the power boxes safely centralize and distribute hub and spoke power. The unique patented stackable design allows multiple RhinoBox units to lock together for safe transport and storage. Waterproof receptacle covers and flip-up clear polycarbonate circuit breaker cover prevent nuisance tripping and protect from damage and weather. Ratings are clearly marked on devices for easy identification, and a large label has easy-to-read safety and testing instructions. The weather-resistant powder-coated paint on the enclosure is a high visibility OSHA safety red. Tough 50A cord sets and adapters complement the line with nylon or armored housings that resist impact in abusive environments.

Arrow Hart's Portable Outlet Boxes provide a quality bridge between power distribution points and are especially useful for pendant station drops and stringer sets. Built to withstand the elements, these industrial grade portable outlet boxes offer a safe, durable and efficient power solution for distribution in industrial plants, building maintenance areas, food and beverage facilities, construction sites, shipyards, entertainment and expositions. A copper bonding strap ensures that the device and box are bonded to the grounding conductors (required in Canada). The design of the integral cover plate mounting holes eliminates the problem of inserts loosening over time. Molded Alcryn® housing provides superior long-term durability, is virtually crush-proof, and its non-metallic and non-conductive properties protect against electrical shock. The integrated strain relief system will not loosen or pull out over time, and optional heavy-duty spring-loaded flip lids protect devices when not in use. Available in yellow or black in pendant or feedthrough models, Arrow Hart's portable outlet boxes are complemented by six weather-resistant black cover plate configurations for flexibility on the job.

Arrow Hart's wet-location listed Portable GFCIs protect from electrical injury from ground fault hazards indoors and outdoors. This powerful protection is necessary when connecting to power generators, agricultural equipment, portable electric heaters, submersible pumps, industrial washers, outdoor signs and vending equipment. The Portable GFCIs are available in wide variety of configurations, including 15, 20, 30 and 50 Amp with both manual and automatic resetting options available.

The compact body housings are made of high-strength polycarbonate housing for durability in rough environments, and are either rated NEMA 3R, 4X or 6P for indoor/outdoor/wet use. Flying lead versions are available for wiring in the field or equipment supply. The electro-magnetically latched contacts will not delatch in harsh conditions, and dual indication lights display power and fault status at a glance.

"These new products complement the well-respected Arrow Hart name", said Jeff Mehrer, Director of Industrial Marketing and Product Management at Cooper Wiring Devices. "We're excited to add this line-up of heavy-duty power equipment that provides safe connections in demanding field conditions".

For more information, please contact Tim Rice at Burson-Marsteller, (412) 394-6611 or tim.rice@marsteller.com. You can also find out more by visiting: www.cooperwiringdevices.com/temppowersolutions.cfm

Company Information

Cooper Wiring Devices is a division of Cooper Industries and provides over 10,000 electrical wiring device products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87% of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2007, sixty percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 34% of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2007, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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