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Legrand Introduces New Hospital-Grade Pass & Seymour USB Charger with Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

Quality, Safety and Convenience for the Hospital Environment


SYRACUSE, NY, April 2, 2013 —  Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, has announced the availability of its Pass & Seymour® Hospital Grade USB Charger with Tamper-Resistant Receptacle (Hospital Grade USB Charger). It is available in 15A and 20A, 125V versions and carries a Hospital Grade certification.

The new USB Charger has a compact design and features two 5-volt DC USB ports that work with USB 2.0 and 3.0 compatible devices.

“The Pass & Seymour® Hospital Grade USB Charger is perfect for the hospital and healthcare environments,” said Steve Rood, product line manager for Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems. “They are specifically designed and manufactured to withstand the constant use and demands of a fast-paced environment that is typical of hospitals. Users can feel confident that they have the safety of a hospital grade receptacle with USB charging capabilities for a wide array of devices.”

From a third-party compliance perspective, the Pass & Seymour® Hospital Grade USB Charger is ETL Tested in the US and Canadian markets. It also complies with the following test requirements: UL 498, UL 1310 and complies with Fed Spec WC596, CSA C22.2 No. 42, CSA C22.2 No. 223.

The Pass & Seymour® Hospital Grade USB Charger has a 2.1A USB type A receptacle that not only delivers a faster charge compared to other receptacles, but it also does away with the need for bulky AC adapters. It has a zinc plated ground terminal screw and a stainless steel auto-ground clip that assures positive ground.

To prevent the improper insertion of foreign objects, the new USB charger has a tamper-resistant patented shutter system. It also meets the 2011 National Electric Code® Tamper-Resistant requirements.

Back and side wire terminals on the charger accommodate both #14 AWG - #10 AWG stranded and solid wire. Triple-wipe brass contacts ensure lasting retention and the presence of screw-pressure-plate back wiring facilitates a fast and easy installation process.

The Pass & Seymour® Hospital Grade USB Charger is available in seven different colors: White, light almond, ivory, black, brown, gray and red.

It is also compatible with the following device types:

  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iPod
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Handheld Video
  • Game Systems
  • Bluetooth Headsets
  • Digital Cameras
  • e-Readers
  • GPS

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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. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, 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 CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us