Tripp Lite Receives Patent on First Power Strip Approved for Hospital/Medical Patient Care Areas

Chicago, IL (June 23, 2008) - Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection equipment, is pleased to announce that their model PS-415-HGULTRA (the first Medical-Grade Power Strip with full UL 60601-1/60950-1 compliance) has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,375,939.

"The PS-415-HGULTRA was the first power strip of its kind to be agency-approved for use in patient care areas," said Jim Folk, Tripp Lite Executive Vice President. "Now, the awarding of this patent only further exemplifies Tripp Lite's commitment to bringing not only the most reliable but also the most innovative power protection products to our customers."

The PS-415-HGULTRA's patented fault protection circuit prevents power from reaching its outlets if it detects a missing ground, reversed polarities or an open line in the wall outlet. Additionally, the PS-415-HGULTRA is convenient because it does not require the user to reset the unit to restore power. The power strip automatically restores power when it verifies that no line faults exist.

Where wall outlets are limited, the PS-415-HGULTRA provides an effective power distribution solution with four NEMA 5-15R-HG hospital-grade receptacles. This enables medical facilities, physicians' offices, imaging centers and laboratories to serve their patients better by making more efficient use of electrical equipment where only a single, duplex outlet is available. The PS-415-HGULTRA Power Strip also features outlet safety covers, a rugged, all-metal case, a 15-foot AC power cord with NEMA 5-15P-HG hospital-grade plug, a resettable circuit breaker and a switchless design to prevent accidental shutoff. The PS-415-HGULTRA is available through local dealers and distributors of IT, industrial and medical supplies.

For more information on Tripp Lite's patented PS-415-HGULTRA Medical-Grade Power Strip, go to:

About Tripp Lite

Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 85 years. Tripp Lite's innovations include the world's first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers, and the world's most trusted premium surge suppressor-the Isobar®-with more than 16 million in use. Tripp Lite maintains the highest level of ready-to-ship inventory in the industry with more than 1,000 different products, including UPS systems, rack systems, PDUs, PowerAlert software for enterprise-level system management and control, surge suppressors, KVM switches, cables and connectivity products, inverters, power strips, notebook accessories and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite's sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite's website:

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