Leviton adds receptacles, cable assemblies for temporary outdoor power distribution

July 2, 2010
The weatherproof devices can be used to provide power for applications up to 400A/600V.

Melville, New York -- Leviton has expanded its line of single-pole cam-type devices with taper-nose 45º panel receptacles and four varieties of cable assemblies designed to provide reliable, durable connections for temporary power applications.

Leviton's 16 Series Panel Mount Receptacles feature solid brass contacts and Santoprene TPV insulators capable of withstanding the most severe outdoor conditions. Fully constructed in the USA, the devices are NEMA 3R-rated, making them suitable for a range of outdoor entertainment applications, including power distribution for concerts, sound stages, movie and television production, as well as other short-term power distribution applications.

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Devices can be used to provide power for applications up to 400A/600V. According to the company, their superior construction -- press-fitting two solid pieces of brass together -- provides secure connectivity and uniform heat dissipation under load. The parts' 45º angle design is ideal for environments where a 90º protrusion from the panel is impractical or not desirable.

Male and female receptacles are available with either double set screw or threaded stud terminations. Male devices are self-compensating to provide superior performance and long service life. Color-coded insulators (available in 5 colors) offer quick visual phase identification for connected loads.

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The Single-Pole Taper-Nose Corded Adapter Assemblies are available in the most common configurations including: soft paralleling tee, soft tapping-tee, soft 3-fer and reverse soft 3-fer configurations. Also rated 400A/600V, the cable assemblies are built to the most stringent requirements. Their "lay flat" design ensures safe cable routing, and their color-coded insulations provide easy phase identification.

Receptacles and adapter assemblies are interchangeable/intermateable with other manufacturers' devices, and are UL listed, CSA Certified and backed by Leviton's limited two year warranty. For more information contact Leviton Manufacturing or visit leviton.com.

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