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SYRACUSE, NY, December 2, 2015–Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced the expansion of its Pass & Seymour® industrial watertight product line with new products designed to safety in a variety of harsh applications.


“We developed the new watertight ground continuity monitoring, or GCM, products with an integral indication of ground continuity and power status that also delivers continuous upstream monitoring for enhanced personal safety and added convenience in identification issues,” said Trevor Gardner, Pass & Seymour Product Manager.


Watertight Ground Continuity Monitoring

The new industrial watertight ground continuity monitoring products have a dual bright blue or red LED indicator, which is encased in a transparent thermoplastic elastomer. This allows the lights to be seen while providing a NEMA 6P/IP67 rating.


The blue light indicates the upstream circuit is grounded and wired properly from the receptacle back to the panel and from the cord set back to the plug. The red light indicates the open ground/reversed polarity of line conductor power is present in the device. If no light is indicated then there is no power, no open hot or neutral conductor, or no hot/ground reversal.

Black Watertight Plugs and Connectors

New Pass & Seymour black industrial watertight plugs and connectors are made with thermoplastic elastomer all-black construction that stands up to impacts, oils, chemicals, heat, and weather. The nickel-plated blades and contacts are designed for long lasting, superior corrosion resistance and the multipoint sealing system provides environmental protection of: NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 6P & IP67 ratings. The devices resist high-pressure hose down of 1,500 psi. The color-coded sealing bushings offer a large range of cord diameters and the large ribs on the body allow for a superior grip when mating receptacles.

Watertight Receptacles

New Pass & Seymour industrial watertight receptacles offer an impact-resistant Valox lid, cover plate, and receptacle body that withstands impacts, chemicals and corrosion. These receptacles come with spring-loaded flip covers that offer protection when the device is not in use and are made with a stainless steel hinge spring and pin for corrosion resistance.

Uses for these new products

All these new products, like many in the Legrand line of Pass & Seymour industrial products, can be used in food and beverage processing plants, petrochemical production facilities, pulp and paper mills, water and wastewater facilities, warehouse and refrigeration facilities, in mining operations and places where temporary power is used.

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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 is a prime vector for growth.  Legrand reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2014.  Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Quiktron, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold.  Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).