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Legrand/Pass & Seymour Expands PlugTail™ Wiring Device Offering With Surge Protected Receptacles

SYRACUSE, N.Y., August 15, 2011 – Legrand/Pass & Seymour (P&S), a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, announces a new addition to its award-winning line of PlugTail™ wiring devices – the P&S PlugTail Surge Protected Receptacle.  These devices help contractors be more competitive on projects while offering facilities a safer, more convenient solution.

Available in Isolated Ground, Hospital Grade, and Tamper-Resistant models, the PlugTail Surge Protected Receptacle ensures the security of valuable electronic devices and equipment – preventing damage from voltage surges and lightning strikes.

A steady green LED indicator confirms the equipment plugged into the receptacle is adequately protected against transient surge voltage.  If the device is not protecting against transient surge voltage, an audible alarm (if equipped) will sound, and the LED indicator will change to a flashing red simultaneously.  The alarm can be turned off, but the LED will continue to flash red until the device is changed out.  This intuitive indication method tells a maintenance electrician or facility technician precisely when transient voltage protection has been compromised, saving troubleshooting time while increasing the likelihood of quick device replacement.

In addition, the 500V VPR (Voltage Protection Rating) is currently the lowest in the Type 3 surge protective receptacle marketplace. The lower the intercepting surge voltage, the higher the degree of protection.   
“The addition of Surge Protected Receptacles offers a huge benefit to any commercial facility, but especially places like university and industrial test lab settings, hospitals and other health care establishments – where keeping machines and electrical equipment operating is critical,” said Steve Rood, Marketing Manager – Commercial and Industrial Products.

The Surge Protected Receptacle installs like any PlugTail device. 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.

P&S continues to broaden the most complete product offering of factory-terminated devices and connectors. 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 Legrand/Pass & Seymour.

For more information about the P&S PlugTail Surge Protected Receptacles, or any P&S PlugTail products, contact your P&S representative or visit

Legrand/Pass & Seymour 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


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).