CBT partner, Hubbell Wiring Device- Kellems manufactures tamper-resistant electrical mechanisms specializing in commercial grade outlets and heavy duty receptacles. Most tamper-resistant receptacles use a spring-loaded sliding ramp shutter mechanism in the body of the receptacle. Hubbell heard customer concerns regarding sharp edges on plug blades making plug insertion difficult, and created their patented cam action mechanism. When a plug is inserted into a Hubbell tamper resistant receptacle, the cam slides the insulating barrier our of the way. The rotating action eliminates friction; creating a smoother, more reliable insertion – regardless of the plug.
The Hubbell Solution
Hubbell’s patented Cam Action Technology makes inserting a plug as easy as plugging into a standard receptacle. This design has been incorporated into industrial, hospital, commercial and residential receptacles, this broad offering ensures the right quality product for all projects.
According to the NFPA thousands of people suffer severe shock and burns from sticking objects into unprotected receptacles every year.
In accordance with the 2014 NEC code, tamper resistant receptacles are to be installed in the following locations:
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- Child care facilities
- Schools and higher education housing
- Assisted-living facilities
- New and remodeled residences
When choosing the right electrical receptacle, Hubbell’s tamper resistant product line is ideal for a variety of applications. For more information on product offerings and choosing the appropriate receptacles for your needs, contact your CBT specialist today.