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P&S PlugTail Wiring Devices Now Include Split Circuit and Tamper-Resistant Receptacles


Syracuse, NY, September 16, 2009 — Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, announces two of the newest additions to its PlugTail™ wiring devices – the P&S PlugTail Split Circuit Receptacle and P&S PlugTail Tamper-Resistant Receptacle.

The PlugTail Split Circuit device is a PlugTail duplex receptacle, pre-wired with a welded second hot lead to meet switched receptacle applications that require a fourth wire to the switch. Available in duplex and Decorator styles, the devices accept standard PlugTail connectors.

The PlugTail Tamper-Resistant Receptacle installs like any PlugTail device, but it’s designed to meet 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) child safety requirements. The receptacle’s built-in shutter system prevents children from inserting metal objects into the socket and touching electrically live components, but plugs can be inserted and removed as usual.

“With the addition of these two devices, P&S continues to broaden the most complete product offering of factory-terminated devices and connectors, with installation options for all types of commercial facilities,” said Scott Bausch, Marketing Manager – Commercial and Industrial Products. “These devices help contractors be more competitive on projects while offering facilities a safer, more convenient solution.”

At rough-in simply connect the pre-stripped P&S PlugTail connector leads. It’s easier than pigtailing, doesn’t require a wire caddy, and the polybag keeps the connector free of dirt, dust and joint compound until trim-out.

At device installation just click in the connector, and tighten the mounting screws. It takes less than a minute – three times faster than a conventional device installation – and the UL-listed connectors are keyed to ensure consistent, reliable connections every time, regardless of the installer’s skill level. This saves time at the end of the project, when every minute counts.

The P&S PlugTail wiring device family offers the fastest, most consistent, most reliable installation solutions for hospitals, colleges and universities, offices, retail and entertainment venues, and hospitality and multi-dwelling facilities. The devices meet Federal Specification requirements and are trade agreement compliant.

P&S PlugTail is a patent approved product by Pass & Seymour Legrand.

For more information about the P&S PlugTail Split Circuit Receptacle, the P&S PlugTail Tamper-Resistant Receptacle, or any P&S PlugTail products, contact your P&S representative or visit www.passandseymour.com/plugtail.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America. For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

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About The Legrand Group

Legrand is the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 30,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. 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. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrandna.com