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Legrand/Pass & Seymour Provides Safe, User-Friendly Electric Vehicle Chargers for Residential Market


SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 1, 2011 – Legrand, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, introduces its new electric vehicle chargers for residential and light commercial applications. The charging stations are weatherproof rated and compatible with all plug-in electric vehicles.


“This represents an excellent opportunity for us and our channel partners to participate in a new, exciting and environmentally friendly initiative” said Pat Davin, Vice President and General Manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. “Making electric vehicle chargers available is laying the framework for a clean, renewable form of automotive transportation – one that will also reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”


Choices include the Level 1 15A/120V charger, and the Level 2 20A/240V charger. The Level 1 portable charger can be taken on the road, and it’s weatherproof for indoor or outdoor use. It plugs into a standard 15A or 20A receptacle and includes built-in ground fault protection. 


Level 2 chargers are hard-wired to a 20A circuit. They charge vehicles faster – approximately three to six hours. Level 2 Chargers are also weatherproof rated and have built-in ground fault protection.


For more information about the new electrical vehicle chargers, contact your Legrand/Pass & Seymour representative or visit www.legrand.us.

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About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom.  Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.0 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us