Legrand/Pass & Seymour audible alarm GFCI can be seen and heard

SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 13, 2011 – Legrand/Pass & Seymour (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, announces the availability of the first Audible Alarm GFCI Receptacle. Designed to meet the needs of expanded National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements for GFCI protection, the Audible Alarm GFCI provides another level of security.

For example, circuits serving sump pumps and commercial kitchens are now often protected by GFCIs.  These applications, in particular, would benefit from a device with an audible trip.  In addition to the GFCI’s standard trip indicator light, the audible alarm provides an additional signal that a sump pump, refrigerated display case, freezer or refrigerator has lost power.  This can help prevent situations like flooding or food spoiling.

“We’ve been committed to GFCI innovation since inventing the first device in 1971, and we’ve achieved many breakthroughs, from the Tamper-Resistant Nightlight GFCI, to the PlugTail GFCI, and now the Audible Alarm GFCI,” said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products for Legrand/Pass & Seymour.  “Our goal has consistently been to prove that we don’t just meet these NEC requirements for GFCI protection. We incorporate new features and functions that make them even more useful.”

The Audible Alarm offering includes 15A and 20A Tamper-Resistant Duplex GFCI Receptacles.  Hospital Grade models are available.  All devices have a high-impact-resistant, thermoplastic construction for superior strength and durability. P&S patented SafeLock™ Protection shuts off power to the receptacle if there’s a ground fault, if there’s a miswire, or if GFCI protection is compromised.

To learn more about the Audible Alarm GFCIs, contact your Legrand/Pass & Seymour representative.
Legrand/Pass & Seymour is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and accessories in North America. For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit

About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Named to Forbes’ 2011 list of the 100 Most Innovative Companies, Legrand believes innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010.  Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI. In 2010, Legrand was added to the European DJSI as well (ISIN code FR0010307819).



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