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Resource & Technical Information
Contents
RoHS Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R1
Product Warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R2
Associations, Agencies and Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R3-R4
European Agencies, UL, CSA and Fed. Spec. Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R5
National Electrical Code Articles Pertaining to Wiring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R6
Resource & Technical Information
UL, CSA and NEMA Standards Pertaining to Wiring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R7
IEC and NEMA Enclosure Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R8-R9
Material Used in Wiring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R10
Chemical Resistance of Materials Used in Wiring Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R11
Horsepower Ratings for NEMA Configurations for Straight Blade Plugs and Receptacles . . . . . . . . . . . .R11
ANSI Architectural Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R12
NEMA Configuration Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R13-R14
Wiring Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R15-R17
Fractions/Millimeters Conversion Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R18
Diameter Ranges of Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R18
Glossary of Wiring Device Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .R19-R21
Concerning RoHS
The European Union (EU) enacted the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) effective July 1, 2006, applying it to electrical
and electronic products and their component parts offered for sale in the European market (EU). Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. has
already updated its equipment and internal processes to produce RoHS compliant products for our customers selling to the European Union
(EU) market after the July 1, 2006 deadline based on availability of RoHS compliant components and raw materials from our suppliers. Leviton
is making every effort to meet our customer’s requirements for RoHS compliant products.
Leviton has prepared a list of frequently asked questions, FAQs, available from www.leviton.com. Select “About” from the top menu bar. Then
select RoHS.
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LIMITED 1 YEAR WARRANTY
AND EXCLUSIONS
1 YEAR LIMITED
LIMITED 2 YEAR WARRANTY
AND EXCLUSIONS
2 YEAR LIMITED
Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the
benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale by
Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will
remain free of such defects under normal and proper use for two
years from the purchase date. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct
such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such
two year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem to Leviton
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25
Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362-2591. This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of
this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product is
installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded,
misused, opened, abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used
under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any
labels or instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of
any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to two
years. Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of
use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits arising from delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether based on
contract, tort or otherwise.
LIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY
AND EXCLUSIONS
Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the
benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale by
Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will
remain free of such defects under normal and proper use for five
years from the purchase date. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct
such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such
five year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem to Leviton
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25
Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362-2591. This warran-
LIMITED 10 YEAR WARRANTY
AND EXCLUSIONS
10 YEAR LIMITED
Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the
benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale by
Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will
remain free of such defects under normal and proper use for ten
years from the purchase date. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct
such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such
ten year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem to Leviton
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25
Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362-2591. This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal
of this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product
is installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded,
misused, opened, abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used
under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any
labels or instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of
any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to ten
years. Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss
of use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits arising from delay or
failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided
herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether
based on contract, tort or otherwise.
LIFETIME
LIFETIME WARRANTY
AND EXCLUSIONS
Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for
the benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale
by Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will
remain free of such defects under normal and proper use during
the lifetime of the product. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct
such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if the product
is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description
of the problem to Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality
Assurance Department, 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck,
New York 11362-2591. This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product is installed improperly or
in an improper environment, overloaded, misused, opened,
abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used under normal
operating conditions or not in accordance with any labels or
instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of any kind,
including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of
use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits arising from delay or
failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided
herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether
based on contract, tort or otherwise.
Resource & Technical Information – Warranty Information
Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the
benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale by
Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will
remain free of such defects under normal and proper use for one
year from the purchase date. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct
such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such
one year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem to Leviton
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25
Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362-2591. This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of
this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product is
installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded,
misused, opened, abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used
under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any
labels or instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of
any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to one
year. Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of
use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits arising from delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether based on
contract, tort or otherwise.
ty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of
this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product is
installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded,
misused, opened, abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used
under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any
labels or instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of
any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to five
years. Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of
use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits arising from delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether based on
contract, tort or otherwise.
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Resource & Technical Information - Associations, Agencies and Standards
Associations, Agencies and Standards
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ANSI
NFPA
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
11 West 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
An independent organization that identifies industrial and public requirements
for national consensus standards and coordinates and manages their development, resolves national standards problems, and ensures effective participation
in international standardization.
Various U.S. Government Agencies often adopt ANSI Standards. For example,
the Department of Defense has made mandatory the use of ANSI Standard
Y32.9-1972, “Graphic Symbols for Electrical Wiring and Layout Diagrams used
in Architecture and Building Construction.” Such Standards are often developed
by specialized technical societies for ANSI. The Standard referred to above was
prepared by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
National Fire Protection Association
Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269
An organization devoted to promoting the science and improving the methods
of Fire Protection. Membership is open to anyone interested. Every three years,
the NFPA produces a new edition of the NEC (see listing). The NFPA also provides many other useful publications dealing with fire prevention.
GSA
General Services Administration Federal Supply Service
Crystal Mall Bldg. 4, Washington, D.C. 20406
The U.S. Government administration responsible for the approval of Federal
Specifications used in the purchase of products by all Federal Agencies.
The two most relevant Federal Specifications for Electrical Wiring Devices are:
W-C-596, for Electrical Power Connector, Plug, Receptacle and Cable
Outlet
W-S-896, for Toggle and Lock, Flush Mounted Switches
Leviton devices that comply with these specifications, as verified by
Underwriters Laboratories Inc., are also listed in this catalog.
NEC
National Electrical Code
Published by the NFPA (see listing)
The purpose of the Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property
from hazards arising from the use of electricity. This Code is sponsored by
NFPA under the auspices of ANSI. It is revised every three years. OSHA (see
listing) has adopted the NEC as the code to follow in order to comply with
OSHA requirements.
NEMA
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
2101 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20003
An organization of electrical manufacturers that establishes standards for
manufacture and tests for performance and reliability of electrical products.
NEMA tests are often the basis or prerequisite for approval by the Federal
Government and/or by Underwriter’s Laboratories, Inc.
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(U.S. Department of Labor), 200 Constitution Ave. NW.
Washington D.C. 20210 (plus regional offices)
That part of the U.S. Department of Labor responsible for
assuring that employers provide safe and healthful working
conditions and equipment for employees, and that employees properly avail
themselves of these conditions.
In addition to specific regulations published in the Federal Register, OSHA
has also adopted the National Electrical Code in part for existing installations
and equipment and completely for new construction.
Note: OSHA does not approve products. Compliance with OSHA regulations
is contingent on two factors: The approval or listing of the product by an
authorized testing laboratory, such as UL (see listing), and the proper installation and/or use of the product in accordance with OSHA guidelines.
UL
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Northbrook, IL; Melville, NY; Santa Clara, CA
“An independent, not-for-profit organization testing for public safety.” Tests by
UL are the basis for acceptance by various
government agencies. Listing by UL denotes initial testing
and periodic retesting to assure continuing conformance
to standards.
NOM
Norma Official Mexicana
(Mexican Official Standard) SECOFI
Avenida Puent de Tecamachalco #6
Col. Lomas de Tecamachalco 53950
Naucalpan, Edomex Mexico
Agency Standards
NEMA WD-6
NEMA WD-6: Wiring Devices -- Dimensional Specifications assists the
user in selecting the proper product for a particular need and minimizes the
possibility of unsafe interchangeability between configurations and devices.
This Standard was approved by the American National Standards Institute
and superseded ANSI Standard C73.
NEMA WD-1
NEMA WD-1: General Color Requirements for Wiring Devices defines
color designations for plastic molding compounds for the purpose of standardizing colors. Previously, WD-1 contained dimensional requirements for
wiring devices (now specified in WD-6) and performance requirements
(specified in UL Standards -- see below).
These NEMA Standards were developed and are periodically reviewed by
the Wiring Devices Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers
Association.
Products covered by UL Standards are regularly checked and tested by
Underwriters Laboratories' Follow-Up Services.
CSA Standards
CSA Standards define construction, performance, and marking requirements for wiring devices for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical
Code, Part 1. These Standards are similar to those of UL, so I will not give
examples here.
Products covered by CSA Standards are regularly checked and tested by
the Canadian Standards Association's Factory Audit Program.
In general, Leviton's wiring devices comply with the applicable Standards.
Any exceptions are indicated in our product catalogs (non-NEMA locking
devices, for example; configurations are not listed in NEMA WD 6, but
products do meet the requirements of UL 498).
UL Standards
UL Standards define construction, performance, and marking requirements
for wiring devices for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
Generally, these UL Standards include requirements for electrical spacings,
plastic and metal material characteristics, electrical performance, mechanical performance, environmental performance (where applicable), product
markings, and installation instructions. Examples of Standards are as follows:
- UL 498:
- UL 20:
- UL 514D:
- UL 1682:
- UL 50:
- UL 943:
- UL 1449:
Attachment Plugs and Receptacles
General-Use Snap Switches
Cover Plates for Flush-Mounted Wiring Devices
Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors of the
Pin and Sleeve Type
Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters
Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors
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Associations, Organizations and Standards
Electric Power Research Institute
NEMRA
National Electrical Manufacturers Representative
Association
Primarily involved in the development and/or promulgation
of standards
IAEI
International Association of Electrical Inspectors
NFPA
National Fire Protection Agency
IFMA
International Facilities Management Association
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
BOMA
Building Owners Management Association
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
SEMI
Semi-Conductor Equipment and Material
International
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
CANENA
CEMRA
Consejo de Armonizacion de Normas Electrotecnicas
de Norte America (Council for Harmonization of
Electrotechnical Standardization of North America)
Canadian Electrical Manufacturers
Representatives Association
NMRA
National Marine Representative Association
SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers
EFI
Electro-Federation Incorporated
ISA
Instrument Society of America
NECA
National Electrical Contractors Association
SME
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
IECA
Independent Electrical Contractors Association
ISO
International Standards Organization
ECOC
Electrical Contractors of Canada
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CANAME
Camara Nacional de Manufacturas Electricas
(Mexico)
Standards Development Organizations
Codes and Standards
Installation codes and product safety, performance and
interchangeability standards.
Certification Agencies
Primarily involved in certification of products or manufacturers to standards
developed by the certification agency or by others.
NEC
National Electrical Code
UL
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
NOM
Normas Oficiales de Mexicanas (Official Mexican
Standard)
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
NMX
Normas Mexicanas
ANCE
National Association of Normalization and
Certification of the Electrical Sector (Mexico)
CEC
Canadian Electrical Code
TUV
TUV Rheinland of N.A., Inc.
CEE
European Electrotechnical Committee
VDE
Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker (Germany)
Industry Associations
BSI
British Standards Institute
For the purpose of standardization, trade, and professional
development, etc.
FM
Factory Manual
NMDA
National Marine Distributor Association
NRTL
National Recognized Testing Laboratories
NEMA
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ABYC
American Boat and Yacht Council
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
EIA/TIA
Electronics Industry
Association/Telecommunications Industry
Association
DESC
Defense Electronic Supply Center
IAPA
Independent Accident and Protection Association
(Canada)
CE
European Compliance (This is not a certification agency,
but CE is the European Compliance Mark)
ETL
ETL Testing Laboratories
NAED
National Association of Electrical Distributors
NAW
National Association of Wholesalers
BICISI
Building Industry Consulting Services
International
IBI
Intelligent Building Institute
Resource & Technical Information – Associations, Agencies and Standards
EPRI
The following listings define the common acronyms used for a variety of
organizations.
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European Agencies: IEC and CEE
Resource & Technical Information – Agencies and Certification Markings
The IEC
The IEC is the International Electrotechnical Commission. Formed in 1906, it is a worldwide organization primarily involved in the
international standardization of electrical standards and equipment. As of 1994, 48 countries are represented in the IEC. IEC member countries produce and consume
the majority of the world’s electrical energy. They also manufacture and use the majority of the world’s electrical products.
The IEC works towards standardization of the following areas:
■ Universal technical language; including definitions, and electrical symbols
■ Systems for ratings, testing requirements and methods of testing
■ Electrical system characteristics; including voltages, frequencies and tolerances
■ Dimensional requirements and tolerances
■ Universal electrical safety requirements
The CEE
The CEE is the European Electrotechnical Committee. The CEE works on safety standards, definitions for conformity and certifications for electrical equipment.
Cooperation between the CEE and the IEC has led to worldwide publications for standards pertaining to electrical equipment.
Certification Agencies and Markings
Certification marks indicate that a product has been tested to the requirements of a specific certification agency. In some cases, a manufacturer chooses to identify a
product in a particular way even though no outside certification agency is involved (i.e. Specification Grade). The following table illustrates the variety of certification
markings typically used for 15A and 20A Straight Blade Receptacles. Understanding these marks permits the user or specifier to make meaningful product selections.
Typical Product Certification Marks — 15 & 20 Amp Straight Blade Receptacles. Products with these markings must meet the specific
testing standards indicated.
Certification Mark
UL498
Spec Grade*
CSA,
C22.2,
No. 42M
UL 498
Hospital
Grade
CSA, C22.2,
No. 42M,
Hosp. Grade
DESC
W-C-596F
No Product Testing Required — Manufacturer’s Term Only
Certification Agency
Manufacturer Only
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Recognized Component for
OEM use.
X
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
X
Canadian Standards Association
X
X
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
X
• Hospital Grade
X
Canadian Standards Association
X
• Hospital Grade
F
S
X
X
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
and Defense Electronic Supply
Center
X
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
and Defense Electronic Supply
Center
Fed. Spec
F
S
X
Fed. Spec
• Hospital Grade
X
*Includes variations such as Industrial Spec. Grade, Premium Spec. Grade, etc.
Cross References
The cross reference guides supplied by some manufacturers are convenient for determining compatible devices by rating and configuration. However, these cross reference guides are not official confirmation of compliance to any standard or testing criteria. This can only be determined by the certification marks which verifies that a
product has been tested to the specific requirements of a certification agency. Also note that common catalog numbers are often used by different manufacturers for
selection convenience. This is done solely at the discretion of the manufacturer and in no way implies compliance to any standard or testing criteria.
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National Electrical Code Requirements for Wiring Devices
National Electrical Code NFPA No. 70-1996 (Selected Articles)
Article 100 — Definitions
Article 110 — Requirements for Electrical Installations
110-18
Arcing Parts
110-21
Marking
Article 200 — Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors
517-3
Definitions
517-12
Wiring Methods
517-13
Grounding of Receptacles and Fixed Electric
Equipment
517-16
Receptacles with Insulated Grounding Terminals
517-18
General Care Areas
517-19
Critical Care Areas
517-19(e)
Additional Protective Techniques
200-9
Means of Identification of Terminals
517-20
Wet Locations
200-10
Identification of Terminals
517-21
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection for
Personnel
517-31
Emergency System
Article 210 — Branch Circuits
210-4
Multiwire Branch Circuits
517-44
Sources of Power
210-6
Branch Circuit Voltage Limitations
517-61
Wiring and Equipment
(a) Within Hazardous (Classified)
Anesthetizing Locations
(b) Above Hazardous (Classified)
Anesthetizing Locations
(c) Other-Than-Hazardous (Classified)
Anesthetizing Locations
210-7
Receptacles and Cord Connectors
210-8
Ground Fault Protection for Personnel
210-21
Outlet Devices
210-24
Branch Circuit Requirements
210-50
Required Outlets, General
210-52
Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets
517-62
Grounding
210-60
Guest Rooms
517-64
Low-Voltage Equipment and Instruments
210-63
Rooftop Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Equipment Outlet
210-70
Lighting Outlets Required
Article 220 — Branch Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations
220-4
Branch Circuits Required
Article 518 — Places of Assembly
518-3(b)
Temporary Wiring Receptacles
Article 550 — Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks
550-5(c)
Attachment Plug Cap
550-8
Receptacle Outlets
Article 250 — Grounding
Article 555 — Marinas and Boatyards
250-45
Equipment Connected by Cord and Plug
250-50
Equipment Grounding Conductor Connections
555-3
Receptacles
Effective Grounding Path
555-7
Grounding
250-51
250-59
Cord and Plug Connected Equipment
250-74
Connecting Receptacle Grounding
Terminal to Box
Article 310 — Conductors for General Wiring
310-15
Ampacities
Article 380 — Switches
Article 625 — Electrical Vehicle Charging System Equipment
625-22
(New Article) GFCI Protection for Cord- and
Plug-Connected Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
Article 680 — Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations
680-4
Definitions
680-5
Transformers and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
380-1
Scope
680-6(a)
Receptacles
380-2
Switch Connections
680-6(b)
Lighting Fixtures, Lighting Outlets, Switching
Devices and Ceiling Fans
380-8
Accessibility and Grouping
380-9
Faceplates for Flush-Mounted Snap Switches
380-14
Rating and Use of Snap Switches
380-15
Marking
680-7
Cord- and Plug-Connected Equipment
680-40
Outdoor Installations
680-41
Indoor Installations
680-51
Lighting Fixtures, Submersible Pumps and Other
Submersible Equipment
Article 410 — Lighting Fixtures, Lampholders, Lamps, Receptacles
410-29
Cord-Connected Showcases
680-62
Cord- and Plug-Connected Equipment
410-56
Receptacles, Cord Connectors and
Attachment Plugs
680-62
Therapeutic Tubs (Hydrotherapeutic Tanks)
680-62(a)
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
410-57
Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations
680-62(c)
Methods of Bonding
410-58
Grounding-Type Receptacles, Adapters, Cord
Connectors and Attachment Plugs
Article 422 — Appliances
422-22
Disconnection of Cord- and Plug-Connected
Appliances
Article 511 — Commercial Garages, Repair and Storage
511-10
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection for
Personnel
Resource & Technical Information – Agencies, Associations and Standards
Article 90 — Introduction
Article 517 — Health Care Facilities
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Resource & Technical Information – UL, CSA and NEMA Standards
UL, CSA and NEMA Standards Pertaining to Leviton Devices
UL Standards Pertaining to Leviton Devices
WD 1-1.05
UL20
UL50
UL94
UL486E
UL498
A male base is a plug which is intended for flush or surface mounting on an
appliance or equipment and which serves to connect utilization equipment to
a connector.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
UL508
UL514A
UL514C
UL817
UL943
UL1363
UL1436
UL1449
UL1567
UL1682
& 1686
UL1776
FS
WC596F
FS
WS896
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High-pressure cleaning equipment
Federal Spec receptacles
WD 1-1.06
1. Construction
2. Performance
3. Markings
Material properties and general design
Mechanical and electrical testing
Identification of manufacturer, applicable ratings, etc.
CSA Standards Pertaining to Leviton Devices
C22.2, No. 0.17
C22.2, No. 42
C22.2, No. 55
C22.2, No. 111
C22.2, No. 182.1
C22.2, No. 182.2
Polymeric materials
General-use receptacles,
attachment plugs
Special-use switches
General-use switches
Industrial-type, special-use attachment
plugs, receptacles and connectors. Pin
and sleeve devices
Industrial locking type
WD 1-1.07
CORD CONNECTOR
OUTLET
PLUG
A plug is a device with male blades which, when inserted into a receptacle,
establishes connection between the conductors of the attached flexible cord
and the conductors connected to the receptacle.
NEMA Standard 7-1-1967
WD 1-1.08
POLARIZATION (PLUGS AND
RECEPTACLES)
Polarization is a means of assuring the mating of plugs and receptacles of the
same rating in only the correct position.
NEMA Standard 7-1-1967
WD 1-1.09
POLE
The term “pole” as used in designating plugs and receptacles refers to a terminal to which a circuit conductor (normally current carrying) is connected.
In switches, the number of poles indicates the number or conductors being
controlled.
NEMA Standard 7-1-1967
RECEPTACLE
A receptacle is a device with female contacts which is primarily installed at
an outlet or on equipment and which is intended to establish electrical connection with an inserted plug.
NEMA Standard 7-1-1967
WD 1-1.11
SLANT SYMBOL (/)
The “slant” line (/) as used in wiring device ratings indicates that two or more
voltage potentials are present simultaneously between different terminals of a
wiring device.
NEMA Standard 7-1-1967
WD 1-1.12
SWITCH
A switch is a device for making, breaking, or changing the connections in an
electric circuit.
A. Single-pole Switch (Single-pole, Single-throw)
A switch which makes or breaks the connection of one
conductor.
B. Double-pole Switch (Double-pole, Single-throw)
A switch which makes or breaks the connection of two
conductors of a single branch circuit.
C. Three-way Switch (Single-pole, Double-throw)
A switch which changes the connection of one conductor
and which is normally used in pairs to control one utilization equipment from two locations.
D. Four-way Switch (Double-pole, Double-throw Reversing)
A form of double-pole switch which is used in conjunction
with two three-way switches to control one utilization
equipment from three or more locations.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
NEMA Standards Pertaining To Leviton Devices —
In Accordance With NEMA Standard WD–1
WD 1-1.01
MALE BASE (INLET)
A outlet is a point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
WD 1-1.10
Federal Spec switches
Note: Straight blade and locking NEMA configurations are
defined by UL 1681 and NEMA WD 6.
Each UL standard consists of requirements that cover three characteristics
of the product being reviewed:
WD 1-1.13
TERMINAL (ON A WIRING DEVICE)
A cord connector is a portable receptacle which is provided with means for
attachment to a flexible cord and which is not intended for permanent mounting.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
A terminal is a fixed location on a wiring device where a conductor is intended
to be connected.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
WD 1-1.02
WD 1-1.14
GROUNDED CONDUCTOR
(SYSTEM GROUND)
A grounded conductor is a circuit conductor (normally current carrying) which is
intentionally connected to earth ground. (It is identified as the white conductor.)
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
WD 1-1.03
WIRE (PLUGS AND RECEPTACLES)
The term “wire” as used in designating plugs and receptacles indicates the
number or either normally current-carrying or equipment grounding connected
conductors.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
GROUNDING CONDUCTOR
(EQUIPMENT GROUND)
A grounding conductor is a conductor which connects noncurrent-carrying metal
parts of equipment to earth ground to provide an intentional path for fault current to ground (It is bare, or, when covered, is identified as the green or green
with yellow stripes conductor.)
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
WD 1-1.04
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General-use switches
Enclosures for electrical equipment
Flammability testing for materials
Equipment and wiring terminals
Plugs, connectors, receptacles, inlets, outlets,
taps and adapters
Industrial equipment (including motor control
switches)
Metallic boxes/covers/wallplates
Non-metallic boxes/covers/wallplates
Cordsets
GFCI's
Temporary power taps
Outlet circuit testers
Surge suppression devices
Switches and receptacles used with AL wire
Pin & Sleeve devices
LAMPHOLDER
A lampholder is a device which is intended to support an electric lamp mechanically and to connect it electrically to a circuit.
NEMA Standard 7-13-1967
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Enclosure Type Designations
Enclosures serve the dual purpose of protecting personnel from incidental contact with the enclosed electrical equipment and protecting the enclosed equipment
against specified environmental conditions. Enclosures are rated for use in specific environmental conditions by NEMA, UL, CSA and the IEC. The major rating
systems used are the NEMA Type Numbers and the IEC Enclosure Classification Designation.
The IEC Enclosure Classification Designation — IP Suitability Ratings
The IP Suitability Ratings are a system for classifying the degree of protection provided by enclosures of electrical equipment. The higher the number in the rating, the
greater the degree of protection provided by the enclosure. Note that the rating will ONLY apply to properly installed equipment. The chart below defines the numerals
in the IP Code.
1. The First Numeral indicates the degree of protection for persons against access to hazardous parts inside the enclosure and/or against the ingress of solid
foreign objects
2. The Second Numeral indicates the degree of protection of equipment inside enclosures against damage from the ingress of water.
Meaning for the Protection of Equipment
Code Letters
Ingress Protection
IP
First Number
Second Number
Against Ingress of Solid Foreign Objects
Against Ingress of Water
with Harmful Effects
0 – Non protected
0 – Non protected
1 – ≥ 50 mm diameter
1 – Vertically dripping
2 – ≥ 12.5 mm diameter
2 – Dripping (15 °tilted)
3 – ≥ 2.5 mm diameter
3 – Spraying
4 – ≥1.0 mm
4 – Splashing
5 – Dust-protected
5 – Jetting
6 – Dust-tight
6 – Power jetting
7 – Temporary immersion
8 – Continuous immersion
Note: ≥ denotes greater than or equal to.
Example: IP 54 Suitability Rating = Ingress Protection/Dust-protected/Splashing
Enclosure Types for Non-Hazardous Locations
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
NEMA Standards Publication No. 250-1991
Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts
max.)
Type
Designation
Intended Use and
Description
UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES INC.
CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION
UL50
Standard for Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
(10th Edition)
CAN/ CSA C22.2 No. 94-M91
Special Purposes Enclosures
Type
Designation
Type
Designation
Enclosures are intended for indoor
use primarily to provide a degree of
protection against limited amounts
of falling dirt.
Type 2
Enclosures are intended for indoor
use primarily to provide a degree of
protection against limited amounts
of falling water or dirt.
Type 3
Enclosures are intended for outdoor
use primarily to provide a degree of
protection against rain, sleet, windblown dust, and damage from
external ice formation.
Intended Use and
Description
Enclosure — A surrounding case
constructed to provide a degree of
protection against incidental contact
with the enclosed equipment and to
provide a degree of protection to
the enclosed equipment against
specified environmental conditions.
A complete enclosure shall be
provided for all live parts that may
be housed in it. The enclosure shall
be tight and, unless designed for a
specific installation, such as a cast
metal junction or pull box intended
to be installed in poured concrete,
shall be provided with means for
mounting.
Enclosures — provide a degree
of protection against accidental
contact with the enclosed equipment, and to the enclosed
equipment against specified
environmental conditions
Type 1
Indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against limited
amounts of falling dirt.
No CSA equivalent.
Type 2
Indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against limited
amounts of falling water or dirt.
Type 2
An enclosure for indoor use, constructed so as to provide a degree
of protection against dripping and
light splashing of non-corrosive
liquids, and falling dirt.
Type 3
Outdoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against rain,
sleet, windblown dust and damage
from external ice formation.
Type 3
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against rain and snow, undamaged
An enclosure is a surrounding case
constructed to provide a degree of
protection to personnel against
incidental contact with the enclosed
equipment and to provide a degree
of protection to enclosed equipment
against the specified environmental
conditions.
Type 1
Intended Use and
Description
by the external formation of ice
on the enclosures.
Resource & Technical Information – Enclosure Types
ELEMENTS OF THE IP CODE
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Enclosure Types for Non-Hazardous Locations
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
Resource & Technical Information – Enclosure Types
NEMA Standards Publication No. 250-1991
Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts
max.)
CAN/ CSA C22.2 No. 94-M91
Special Purposes Enclosures
Type
Designation
Intended Use and
Description
Type
Designation
Intended Use and
Description
Type 3R
Outdoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against rain,
sleet, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 3R
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against rain and snow, undamaged by the external formation of
ice on the enclosure.
Type 3S
Outdoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against rain,
sleet, windblown dust, and to
provide for operation of external
mechanisms when ice laden.
Type 3S
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against rain, snow and windblown
dust, the external mechanism(s)
remain operable while ice
covered.
Type 4
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against rain, snow, windblown
dust, splashing and hose-directed
water; undamaged by the external
formation of ice on the enclosure.
Type 4X
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against rain, snow, windblown
dust, splashing and hose-directed
water; undamaged by the external
formation of ice on the enclosure.
Type 5
An enclosure for indoor use, constructed so as to provide a degree
of protection against dripping and
light splashing of non-corrosive
liquids and settling dust, lint,
fibers, and flyings.
Type 6
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against the entry of water during
occasional temporary submersion
at a limited depth; undamaged by
the external formation of ice on
the enclosure.
Type 6P
An enclosure for either indoor or
outdoor use, constructed so as to
provide a degree of protection
against the entry of water during
prolonged submersion at a limited
depth; undamaged by the external
formation of ice on the enclosure;
resists extended corrosion.
Type 12
An enclosure for indoor use, constructed so as to provide a degree
of protection against circulating
dust, lint, fibers, and flyings; dripping and light splashing of noncorrosive liquids; not provided with
knockouts.
Type 12K
An enclosure for indoor use,
constructed so as to provide a
degree of protection against circulating dust, lint, fibers, and flyings; dripping and light splashing
of non-corrosive liquids; and
provided with knockouts.
Type 13
An enclosure for indoor use, constructed so as to provide a degree
of protection against circulating
dust, lint, fibers, and flyings; seepage and spraying of non-corrosive
liquids including oils and coolants.
Intended Use and
Description
Type 3R
Enclosures are intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against rain,
sleet, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 3S
Enclosures are intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against rain,
sleet, windblown dust, and to provide for operation of external
mechanisms when ice laden.
Type 4
Enclosures are intended for
indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against windblown dust and rain,
splashing water, hose-directed
water, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 4
Indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against windblown dust and rain,
splashing water, hose-directed
water, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 4X
Enclosures are intended for
indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against corrosion, windblown dust
and rain, splashing water, hose
directed water, and damage from
external ice formation.
Type 4X
Indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against corrosion, windblown dust
and rain, splashing water, hosedirected water and damage from
external ice formation.
Type 5
Enclosures are intended for
indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against settling airborne dust, falling dirt, and
dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Type 5
Indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against settling airborne dust, falling dirt, and
dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Enclosures are intended for
indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against hose-directed water, the
entry of water during occasional
temporary submersion at a limited
depth, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 6
Indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against hose-directed water, the
entry of water during occasional
temporary submersion at a limited
depth, and damage from external
ice formation.
Type 6P
Indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against hose-directed water, the
entry of water during prolonged
submersion at a limited depth,
and damage from external ice
formation.
Type 6
Type 6P
Type 12
Type 13
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UL50
Standard for Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
(10th Edition)
Type
Designation
Type 12K
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Enclosures are intended for
indoor or outdoor use primarily to
provide a degree of protection
against hose-directed water, the
entry of water during prolonged
submersion at a limited depth,
and damage from external ice
formation.
Type 12
Enclosures are intended for
indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against
circulating dust, falling dirt, and
dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against
circulating dust, falling dirt, and
dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Type 12K
Indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against circulating dust, falling dirt, and dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Type 13
Indoor use primarily to provide
a degree of protection against
dust, spraying of water, oil, and
non-corrosive coolant.
Enclosures with knockouts are
intended for indoor use primarily
to provide a degree of protection
against circulating dust, falling dirt,
and dripping non-corrosive liquids.
Enclosures are intended for
indoor use primarily to provide a
degree of protection against dust,
spraying of water, oil, and noncorrosive coolants.
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CO/ALR Devices
The following is an overview of the materials commonly used in wiring devices.
Note that specific brand names of materials used in Leviton devices are subject
to change due to a variety of factors. These changes will never compromise the
quality, performance and durability features of our wiring devices. Leviton is committed to maintaining the positive qualities of the materials being replaced and
choosing new materials with superior qualities as they become available.
The type of brass commonly used in wiring devices is referred to as standard
or “70/30” brass. It is an alloy of 70% copper and 30% zinc that provides the
strength and conductivity needed for power and ground contacts, wiring terminals and terminal screws. It is also used for some mounting straps and
wallplates.
The Olin Corporation offers a series of alloys sometimes referred to as High
Performance Brass or “Olin Brass.” Olin brass is a copper alloy consisting of
more than 90% copper. It is more resilient than 70/30 brass and used by
Leviton to form the power contacts in some Industrial Grade and Hospital
Grade devices.
Aluminum is used for residential wiring in Europe because it is a good conductor and considerably cheaper than copper. Houses with aluminum wiring were
built in the United States, but the practice stopped at least twenty years ago. It
was discovered that poor connections between aluminum wire and steel or
brass terminal screws led to serious fires. There are still homes with aluminum
wiring, and the National Electrical Code stipulates that only CO/ALR devices
are to be used in these applications.
Aluminum wire tends to oxidize over time, and the oxide layer does not conduct electricity. This results in a poor connection with the wiring device terminal screws, particularly if they are steel. The connections gradually heat up to
the point where fires are started inside the walls. For this reason, all standard
wiring devices contain the warning, “For use with copper or copper-clad wire
ONLY. Do not use with aluminum wire.” The only exception to this are CO/ALR
wiring devices.
Leviton offers a selection of CO/ALR devices for use with aluminum wire. In
CO/ALR devices, the terminal screws are plating with the element Indium.
Indium is an extremely soft metal that forms a gas-sealed connection with the
aluminum wire, eliminating problems caused by oxidation.
Phosphor Bronze
Thermoset and Thermoplastic Material
Phosphor Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, is superior in strength to 70/30
brass. The advantage of using phosphor bronze parts is that they can be thinner
than comparable parts made of standard brass without any loss in strength. For
example, Leviton uses a phosphor bronze alloy of 95% copper and 5% tin to
form power contacts in some Industrial Grade receptacles. Phosphor bronze
power contacts at .031" outperform brass power contacts of a thicker gauge.
There are significant benefits in using thermoplastics in wiring devices instead of
thermosets. Each type of thermoplastic also has particular characteristics that
may make it ideally suited for a specific application.
Brass
Beryllium Copper
An alloy of copper and .5% beryllium is used to form some of the components in
Leviton Industrial Grade devices. Beryllium Copper provides excellent strength,
durability, electrical conductivity. It also retains its resiliency at elevated temperatures. These properties make Beryllium Copper ideal for the contact arm in
heavy-duty switches.
Silver-Cadmium Oxide
Although pure silver is an excellent conductor (superior to copper), it cannot be
used for switch contacts. Over time, arcing caused by actuation would weld the
silver contacts together. Silver-cadmium oxide, an alloy of 90% silver and 10%
cadmium oxide, is widely used by Leviton to form switch contacts. Microscopic
particles of cadmium oxide in the silver will decompose due to the heat buildup,
preventing the contacts from welding together.
Zinc-Plated Steel
In addition to being strong and durable, zinc-plated steel provides a higher
degree of corrosion resistance than standard cold-rolled steel. Leviton uses
zinc-plated steel mounting straps in many of their devices. Leviton also offers
zinc-plated steel wallplates for power receptacles, available with either a brass
or aluminum finish.
Nickel-Plated Metals
Nickel-plating adds a high degree of corrosion resistance to either brass or steel.
All the metal parts in Leviton Corrosion Resistant devices (blades, contacts, terminals, mounting straps and screws) are nickel-plated for maximum corrosion
resistance. In some cases, cupronickel screws are used, which provide a high
degree of corrosion resistance.
Leviton uses an electroless nickel-plating process. The standard plating process
uses an electrical charge to coat the metal with nickel. This can produce uneven
results, leaving some areas of the metal more coated than others. The more
effective electroless process involves submerging the metal in a chemical bath
where salts decompose and deposit nickel on the metal substrate. Every surface
of the metal is evenly coated. Leviton uses this electroless process to ensure that
their Corrosion Resistant wiring devices provide maximum performance in
extremely damp and corrosive environments.
Thermosets
Thermoset components are manufactured by compression molding, where powdered material is molded by heat and pressure. Thermoset materials cannot be
remolded. The major types of thermoset materials are Phenolic, Urea and
Melamine. Phenolic is primarily used for dark colors, while Urea is used for
lighter colors.
All thermoset materials provide dimensional stability when used in wiring
devices. Phenolic is also a flame-resistant material. Thermosets do not provide
a high degree of resistance to impacts, chemicals and solvents, and therefore
they are not suitable for heavy-duty applications. Thermosets are not used in
Leviton Industrial Grade devices. Urea is still widely used to manufacture
wallplates.
Thermoplastics
Thermoplastic components are manufactured by injection molding where pellets of the material are heated to a liquid which can flow into a mold. Unlike
thermosets, thermoplastics can be remolded. These materials are the preferred
choice for heavy-duty applications because they provide superior resistance to
impacts, chemicals and solvents compared to thermosets. The following is a list
of the major types of thermoplastic materials, along with some well-known
brand names.
■ Nylon: Zytel ® 101 Type 6,6 and Zytel Supertough ST 801 Type 6,6
■ Polycarbonate: Lexan ®, Calibre ®, Makrolon ®
■ Polyester: Valox ®, Rynite ®
■ ABS
■ Acrylic
■ Polypropylene
Zytel ® and Rynite ® are registered trademarks of the Dupont Co.
Lexan ® and Valox ® are registered trademarks of the General Electric Co.
Calibre ® is a registered trademark of the Dow Chemical Co.
Makrolon ® is a registered trademark of Bayer, Inc.
Stainless Steel
Type 430 Standard Stainless Steel
Type 430 Stainless Steel is resistant to the corrosive effects of moisture. Leviton
offers a wide selection of wallplates made from this material. Leviton’s RaintightWhile-In -Use Covers are supplied with stainless-steel mounting screws to help
ensure a long service life in wet applications. Note that Type 430 Stainless Steel
does have magnetic properties that may interfere with magnetic-sensitive
equipment.
Type 302/304 Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel
Type 302/304 Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel is suitable for applications where
sensitive equipment may be affected by magnetic material. For example, navigational equipment in marine applications and MRI equipment in health care
environments are susceptible to magnetic interference. In addition to being nonmagnetic, Type 302/304 Stainless Steel is more corrosion resistant than Type
430 Stainless Steel. Types 302 and 304 differ in composition, but there is virtually no difference between them in terms of non-magnetic and corrosion-resistant properties.
Leviton offers a complete selection of wallplates made of Type 302/304 NonMagnetic Stainless Steel. These wallplates are ideal for any application where
magnetic interference must be avoided. Leviton’s Corrosion Resistant wiring
devices feature non-magnetic stainless steel assembly screws to ensure their
suitability in marine applications. For health care applications where nonmagnetic devices are desired, Leviton’s Corrosion Resistant devices should
also be used.
Resource & Technical Information – Materials Used in Wiring Devices
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Chemical Resistance of Materials Commonly Used in Wiring Devices
This chemical resistance code applies to general applications. Additional testing is performed to determine resistivity to chemicals in specific
environments.
CHEMICALS
Resource & Technical Information – Chemical Resistance Data
NYLON
MELAMINE
PHENOLIC
UREA
MATERIALS
POLYVINYL
POLYRUBBER POLYESTER
POLYCHLORIDE CARBONATE
PROPYLENE
Acids
C
B
B
B
A
B
B
A
A
Alcohol
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
Caustic
Bases
A
B
B
B
A
C
C
B
A
Gasoline
A
B
A
C
A
B
B
A
A
Grease
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
A
A
Kerosene
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
Oil
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A
Solvents
A
A
A
A
C
C
C
B
B
Water
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
A
A
A – Completely resistant — Good to excellent for general use.
B – Resistance is fair to good — Recommended for limited service.
C – Slow attack. Not recommended for use.
Thermoplastic Enhancements
UV Stability
Thermoplastics provide varying degrees of UV (Ultraviolet Light) stability. For example, standard grade nylon will lose tensile strength and durability
when exposed to sunlight and weathering. Discoloring will also occur. There are additives that will increase the UV stability of thermoplastics. UV
Stabilized thermoplastics should be used when a device is intended for extensive outdoor use. For example, Leviton uses UV- stabilized Lexan in
their Raintight-While-In-Use Cover, with excellent results.
Glass-Reinforced Thermoplastics
Several types of thermoplastics are available in glass-reinforced versions, including Rynite ®, Lexan ®, Valox ® and nylon. Glass reinforcement
increases the rigidity of the material and also raises the operating temperature. For example, Leviton Momentary and Maintained Contact Switches
feature glass-reinforced thermoplastic construction, making these switches ideally suited for rugged applications.
Horsepower Ratings for NEMA Configurations for
Straight Blade Plugs and Receptacles
NEMA
AC HP Rating
Rating
NEMA
AC HP Rating
Rating
1-15
0.5
15A-125V
11-20
3
20A-250V 3Ø
2-15
1.5*
15A-250V
11-30
3
30A-250V 3Ø
2-20
2*
20A-250V
11-50
7.5
50A-250V 3Ø
2-30
2*
30A-250V
14-15
1.5 L-L*/0.5 L-N
15A-125/250V
5-15
0.5
15A-125V
14-20
2 L-L*/1 L-N
20A-125/250V
5-20
1
20A-125V
14-30
2 L-L*/2 L-N
30A-125/250V
5-30
2
30A-125V
14-50
3 L-L*/2 L-N
50A-125/250V
5-50
2
50A-125V
14-60
3 L-L*/2 L-N
60A-125/250V
6-15
1.5*
15A-250V
15-15
2
15A-250V 3Ø
6-20
2*
20A-250V
15-20
3
20A-250V 3Ø
6-30
2*
30A-250V
15-30
3
30A-250V 3Ø
6-50
3*
50A-250V
15-50
7.5
50A-250V 3Ø
7-15
2
15A-277V AC Only
15-60
10
60A-250V 3Ø
7-20
2
20A-277V AC Only
18-15
2
15A-120/208V 3ØY
7-30
3
30A-277 V AC Only
18-20
2
20A-120/208V 3ØY
7-50
5
50A-277V AC Only
18-30
3
30A-120/208V 3ØY
10-20
2 L-L*/1 L-N
20A-125/250V
18-50
7.5
50A-120/208V 3ØY
10-30
2 L-L*/2 L-N
30A-125/250V
18-60
7.5
60A-120/208V 3ØY
10-50
3 L-L*/2 L-N
50A-125/250V
11-15
2
15A-250V 3Ø
L-L Denotes phase-to-phase HP rating
L-N Denotes phase-to-neutral HP rating
*Suitable for 208V motor applications at HP rating
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ANSI Architectural Symbols
1. LIGHTING OUTLETS
Ceiling
Wall
1.1 Surface or Pendant Incandescent, Mercury-Vapor, or Similar
Lamp Fixture
Grounded
Ungrounded
2.10 Special Purpose Connection or Provision for Connection
UNG
DW
DW
1.2 Recessed Incandescent, Mercury-Vapor, or Similar
Lamp Fixture
R
R
UNG
X in
X in
2.12 Clock Hanger Receptacle
1.3 Surface or Pendant Individual Fluorescent Fixture
C
C
UNG
F
UNG
2.13 Fan Hanger Receptacle
1.4 Recessed Individual Fluorescent Fixture
F
R
R
2.14 Floor Single Receptacle Outlet
1.5 Surface or Pendant Continuous Row Fluorescent Fixture
UNG
2.15 Floor Duplex Receptacle Outlet
1.6 Recessed Continuous Row Fluorescent Fixture
R
UNG
2.16 Floor Special-Purpose Outlet
1.7 Bare-Lamp Fluorescent Strip
UNG
1.8 Surface or Pendant Exit Light
X
X
RX
3.2 Double-Pole Switch
3.3
1.10 Blanket Outlet
B
B
1.11 Junction Box
3.4
3.5
J
J
1.12 Outlet Controlled by Low-Voltage Switching when Relay is
Installed in Outlet Box
L
S
S2
Three-Way Switch S 3
Four-Way Switch S 4
Key-Operated Switch S K
Switch and Pilot Lamp S P
3.1 Single-Pole Switch
1.9 Recessed Exit Light
RX
3. SWITCH OUTLETS
L
3.6
3.7 Switch for Low-Voltage switching System
3.9 Switch and Single Receptacle
2. RECEPTACLE OUTLETS
Grounded
2.1 Single Receptacle Outlet
Ungrounded
3.10 Switch and Double Receptacle
3.11 Door Switch
UNG
2.2 Duplex Receptacle Outlet
3.12 Time Switch
UNG
S
S
S CB
3.14 Momentary Contact Switch or Pushbutton for Other Than
Signaling System
MC
S
UNG
3.15 Ceiling Pull Switch S
2.4 Quadruplex Receptacle Outlet
4. RESIDENTIAL OCCUPANCIES
UNG
2.5 Duplex Receptacle Outlet — Split Wired
4.1 Pushbutton
UNG
4.2 Buzzer
2.6 Triplex Receptacle Outlet — Split Wired
UNG
2.7 Single Special-Purpose Receptacle Outlet
UNG
2.8 Duplex Special-Purpose Receptacle Outlet
S LM
SD
ST
3.13 Circuit Breaker Switch
2.3 Triplex Receptacle Outlet
SL
3.8 Maser Switch for Low-Voltage Switching System
4.3 Bell
4.4 Combination Bell-Buzzer
UNG
4.5 Chime CH
UNG
R
4.6 Annunciator
Resource & Technical Information – ANSI Architectural Symbols
2.11 Multi-outlet assembly
2.9 Range Outlet (typical)
R
R
12
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NEMA Straight Blade Configurations
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WIRING / VOLTAGE
15 AMPERE
RECEPTACLE
20 AMPERE
PLUG
RECEPTACLE
30 AMPERE
PLUG
RECEPTACLE
50 AMPERE
PLUG
RECEPTACLE
60 AMPERE
PLUG
RECEPTACLE
PLUG
C5
2-POLE 2-WIRE
1
W
125V
W
1-15P
1-15R
2
250V
277V AC
600V
2-15P
2-20P
2-30R
2-30P
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
C5, 7, 8, 12 C5, 7, 8, 12 C6, 7, 8, 13, C6, 7, 8, 13, C10
& 15
& 15
& 15
& 15
G
G
W
G
W
W
C10
C11
5-15P
5-15R
5-20R
W
5-20P
250V
G
W
6-15R
6-15P
6-20R
7
G
G
W
277V AC
7-15R
6-30R
G
W
24
G
G
G
G
6-50P
C11
C11
G
G
W
7-30R
G
6-50R
6-30P
G
W
7-20P
5-50P
C11
G
C10
G
W
7-20R
7-15P
5-50R
G
C10
W
C11
G
6-20P
G
W
C10
G
G
G
G
5-30P
5-30R
C5, 7, 8, 12, C5, 7, 8, 12, C6, 7, 8, 13, C6, 7, 8, 13, C10
& 15
& 15
& 15
& 15
6
C11
G
G
G
W
125V
2-POLE 3-WIRE GROUNDING
2-20R
3
4
5
W
7-30P
G
G
G
W
7-50R
W
7-50P
G
G
W
347V AC
480V AC
600V
24-15P
24-15R
W
W
24-20R
W
24-20P
8
9
24-30R
3-POLE 3-WIRE
24-30P
125/250V
11
11-20R
3-POLE 4-WIRE
GROUNDING
Y
Y
10-50R
X Y
10-50P
X
X
Z
Y
Y
W
X
11-30P
Z
Z
Y
Y
11-50P
11-50R
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
Y
14-15R
X
X
W
Y
W
14-15P
Y
X
X
W
14-20R
C10
Y
W
14-20P
Y
G
G
Z
X
X
15-15P
X
Z
Y
15-20R
16
17
14-50P
Z
14-60R
G
Z
Y
15-50P
Y
W
14-60P
C11
G
X
X
Y
15-50R
G
X
X
W
C11
G
Z
15-30P
Y
Y
W
C11
Y
15-30R
X
X
W
G
X
X
Y
Y
C11
G
G
C11
G
Z
Z
X
15-20P
Y
14-50R
C10
G
G
Z
Y
Y
15-15R
Y
W
14-30P
C10
15
X
X
C11
G
G
W
14-30R
C11
C11
G
G
G
G
G
G
Y
Z
X
X
Z
15-60R
Y
15-60P
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
C9
4-POLE 4-WIRE
C11
W
X
Z
11-30R
11-20P
12
13
X
10-30P
X
Z
Y
Y
X
C10
18
3ØY
120/208V
3ØY
277/480V
3ØY
347/600V
3ØY
120/208V
3ØY
277/480V
3ØY
347/600V
W
25-50P
C11
W
10-30R
X
Z
11-15P
11-15R
Y
Y
10-20P
X
Z
Y
Y
14
3Ø 250V
3Ø 480V
3Ø 600V
W
24-50R
C10
W
X
X
X
X
Z
C10
W
W
Y
10-20R
125/250V
W
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
C9
3Ø 250V
3Ø 480V
3Ø 600V
W
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
10
4-POLE 5-WIRE
GROUNDING
Resource & Technical Information – NEMA Straight Blade Configurations
NEMA CONFIGURATIONS FOR GENERAL-PURPOSE STRAIGHT BLADE PLUGS AND RECEPTACLES
W
Z
X
18-15R
Z
Z
X
Y
18-20R
C10
W
X
Z
Y
18-20P
X
Z
Y
18-30P
C11
W
Z
X
Y
18-30R
C11
C11
W
W
Z
X
Y
Y
18-15P
C10
W
W
18-50R
19
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
20
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
21
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
22
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
Z
X
X
Y
C11
18-50P
W
W
W
Y
Z
18-60R
X
X
Y
Z
Y
18-60P
23
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NEMA Configurations for Locking Type Plugs and Receptacles
15 AMPERE
125V
250V
277V AC
600V
2-POLE 3-WIRE GROUNDING
125V
250V
277V AC
347V AC
480V AC
3-POLE 3-WIRE
600V AC
125/250V
3Ø 250V
3Ø 480V
3-POLE 4-WIRE
GROUNDING
3Ø 600V
125/250V
3Ø 250V
3Ø 480V
4-POLE 4-WIRE
3Ø 600V
3ØY 120/208V
3ØY 277/480V
4-POLE 5-WIRE
GROUNDING
3ØY 347/600V
3ØY 120/208V
3ØY 277/480V
3ØY 347/600V
RECEPTACLE
L1
20 AMPERE
PLUG
L1-15R
RECEPTACLE
30 AMPERE
PLUG
RECEPTACLE
L1-15P
W
W
L2
L2-20P
L2-20R
W
W
L3
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
L4
RESERVED FOR FUTURE CONFIGURATIONS
L5
L6
E5, E39, E40
E5, E40
W
L5-15R
E6, E40
E7
E9
W
L5-20R
G
L6-20R
G
X
E6, E40
E9
X
L6-15P
G
G
G
E7
W
G
G
L7-20R
G
E10
W
G
L8-20R
G
E11
X
G
E11
X
E8
Y
Z
X
Z
L11-20R
E20
W
X
E13
Y
L11-30P
X
X
Y
X
Z
E21
Y
L12-30R
Y
L12-30P
X
Z
X
Z
Z
E21
E21
Y
L13-30R
Y
L13-30P
X
X
Z
Z
E13
L14-20R
E13
X
W
G
L14-20P
E14
L15-20R
G
E14
X
Y
L15-20P
L16-20R
W
G
E22
X
G
Y
E14
X
Y
L16-20P
X
W
G
Y
E22
X
L15-30R
G
Y
L15-30P
X
G
Y
Z
E23
X
G
Y
Z
E23
X
L16-30R
G
Y
L16-30P
X
Z
X
E23
L17
L17-30R
G
Y
Z
Z
Z
L14-30P
Y
Z
G
E22
X
L14-30R
Y
G
E14
E22
X
W
Z
L16
E21
Y
L11-30R
E21
Y
L12-20P
Y
L15
W
Y
Z
L13
L14
X
L10-30P
W
E21
Y
Z
G
E20
X
L10-30R
Z
X
X
Y
Y
L11-20P
E13
L9-30P
G
Y
X
E10
Y
G
E20
X
L9-30R
Y
Z
L12-20R
E20
G
L10-20P
X
X
L8-30P
G
Y
X
E12
X
E19
X
L8-30R
Y
W
E10
Y
L11-15P
G
Y
L9-20P
Y
X
W
L7-30P
G
Y
G
E12
L10-20R
E19
W
L7-30R
E19
X
L8-20P
G
Y
L10
G
Y
L24-20P
E11
L9-20R
X
L6-30P
G
E19
W
Y
L9
E18
X
L6-30R
E10
E11
L8
L12
G
Y
L7-20P
L24-20R
L11-15R
W
L5-30P
G
Y
E10
E8
E18
W
L5-30R
E18
X
L6-20P
E10
W
L7-15P
L7-15R
E9
X
Y
Y
L24
L11
E18
W
L5-20P
G
Y
L7
E9
W
L5-15P
G
L6-15R
PLUG
E23
Y
G
L17-30P
X
Y
G
Z
L18
E15
L18-20R
E15
X
Y
W
L18-20P
W
E15
L19-20R
E15
X
Y
W
L19-20P
L20
E16
L20-20R
W
E16
X
Y
L20-20P
L21-20R
L21-20P
L22
E17
L22-20R
W
L22-20P
L23
E17
L23-20R
W
G
Y
Z
L23-20P
X
Y
E26
X
W
G
G
L21-30P
X
Y
W
G
Z
E26
X
L22-30R
W
E25
Y
W
Z
Y
E17
X
G
L20-30P
Z
X
L21-30R
Y
W
G
Z
W
W
E25
Y
W
E25
X
Y
Z
X
Y
Z
E17
Y
G
L19-30P
Z
X
L20-30R
Z
X
W
E25
X
Z
W
Z
Y
E16
Y
G
X
Y
E24
Y
W
Z
X
W
L18-30P
Z
X
L19-30R
Z
W
E16
E24
X
Z
L21
Y
W
Z
Y
Z
E24
X
L18-30R
Z
Z
L19
E24
X
Y
Z
L22-30P
X
Y
W
G
Z
E26
X
Y
W
G
Z
E26
X
L23-30R
Z
Y
W
G
Z
NON-NEMA configurations, pages E27-E29, E37
50 AMP NON-NEMA, pages E30-E35
All Black NEMA devices, page E36
L23-30P
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2-POLE 2-WIRE
WIRING / VOLTAGE
X
Y
W
G
Z
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Circuit Wiring Diagrams
WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR NEMA CONFIGURATIONS
125V — 2-POLE, 2-WIRE
250V — 2-POLE, 2-WIRE
125V
250V
W
SYS
GR
Resource & Technical Information – Wiring Diagrams
1-15R
L1-15R
ML1-R
2-20R
2-30R
L2-20R
125V — 2-POLE, 3-WIRE GROUNDING
125V
W
SYS G
GR
EQUIP
GR
5-15R
5-20R
5-30R
5-50R
L5-15R
L5-20R
L5-30R
ML2-R
250V — 2-POLE, 3-WIRE GROUNDING
250V
G
EQUIP
GR
6-15R 6-20R
6-30R
6-50R
L6-15R
L6-20R
L6-30R
277V AC — 2-POLE, 3-WIRE GROUNDING
277V
W
SYS G
GR
EQUIP
GR
7-15R 7-20R
7-30R
7-50R
L7-15R
L7-20R
600V AC — 2-POLE, 3-WIRE GROUNDING
480V AC — 2-POLE, 3-WIRE GROUNDING
480V
600V
G
G
EQUIP
GR
EQUIP
GR
L8-20R
L7-30R
L8-30R
L9-20R
L9-30R
125/250V — 3-POLE, 3-WIRE
250V
125V
W
SYS
GR
125V
10-20R 10-30R
10-50R
L10-20R
L10-30R
ML-3R
R
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Circuit Wiring Diagrams
WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR NEMA CONFIGURATIONS
3Ø 250V — 3-POLE, 3-WIRE
250V
250V
250V
11-30R
11-50R
3Ø 480V — 3-POLE, 3-WIRE
480V
L11-15R
L11-20R
L11-30R
3Ø 600V — 3-POLE, 3-WIRE
480V
250V
480V
250V
250V
L12-20R
L12-30R
L13-30R
125/250V — 3-POLE, 4-WIRE GROUNDING
250V
125V
W
125V
SYS
GR
G
EQUIP
GR
14-15R 14-20R
14-30R
14-50R
14-60R
L14-20R
15-60R
L15-20R
L14-30R
3Ø 250V — 3-POLE, 4-WIRE GROUNDING
250V
250V
250V
G
EQUIP
GR
15-15R 15-20R
3Ø 480V — 3-POLE, 4-WIRE GROUNDING
480V
480V
15-30R
15-50R
L15-30R
3Ø 600V — 3-POLE, 4-WIRE GROUNDING
600V
480V
600V
600V
G
G
EQUIP
GR
EQUIP
GR
L16-20R
L16-30R
Resource & Technical Information – Wiring Diagrams
11-15R 11-20R
L17-30R
R
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Circuit Wiring Diagrams
WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR NEMA CONFIGURATIONS
3ØY 120/208V — 4-POLE, 4-WIRE
208V
W
208V
120V
SYS
GR
120V
120V
Resource & Technical Information – Wiring Diagrams
208V
18-15R 18-20R
480V
480V
277V
SYS
GR
18-50R
18-60R
L18-20R
277V
277V
600V
600V
W
600V
L19-20R
L20-20R
L19-30R
3ØY 120/208V — 4-POLE, 5-WIRE GROUNDING
208V
208V
120V
SYS
GR
347V
347V
347V
SYS
GR
480V
W
L18-30R
3ØY 347/600V — 4-POLE, 4-WIRE
3ØY 277/480V — 4-POLE, 4-WIRE
W
18-30R
L20-30R
3ØY 277/480V — 4-POLE, 5-WIRE GROUNDING
120V
120V
480V
480V
W
277V
SYS
GR
277V
277V
480V
208V
G
G
EQUIP
GR
EQUIP
GR
L21-20R
L22-20R
L21-30R
L22-30R
3ØY 347/600V — 4-POLE, 5-WIRE GROUNDING
600V
W
600V
347V
SYS
GR
347V
347V
600V
G
EQUIP
GR
L23-20R
L23-30R
R
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Fraction Inches to Decimal Millimeters
Conversion Chart
To find the equivalent of a fraction in millimeters, divide the numerator
(top number) by the denominator (bottom number) and multiply by 25.4.
DECIMAL
MILLIMETERS
(mm)
FRACTION
INCHES
(in.)
DECIMAL
MILLIMETERS
(mm)
DECIMAL
MILLIMETERS
(mm)
41/64
21/32
43/64
11/16
16.2719
16.6688
17.0656
17.4625
1/64
1/32
3/64
1/16
0.3969
0.7938
1.1906
1.5875
21/64
11/32
23/64
3/8
8.3344
8.7312
9.1281
9.5250
45/64
23/32
47/64
3/4
17.8594
18.2562
18.6531
19.0500
5/64
3/32
7/64
1/8
1.9344
2.3812
2.7781
3.1750
19.4469
19.8438
20.2406
20.6375
3.5719
3.9688
4.3656
4.7625
9.9219
10.3188
10.7156
11.1125
11.5094
11.9062
12.3031
12.7000
49/64
25/32
51/64
13/16
9/64
5/32
11/64
3/16
25/64
13/32
27/64
7/16
2 9/64
15/32
31/64
1/2
53/64
27/32
55/64
7/8
21.0344
21.4312
21.8281
22.2250
13/64
7/32
15/64
1/4
5.1594
5.5562
5.9531
6.3500
33/64
17/32
35/64
9/16
13.0969
13.4938
13.8906
14.2875
57/64
29/32
59/64
15/16
22.6219
23.0188
23.4155
23.8125
17/64
9/32
19/64
6.7469
7.1438
7.5406
37/64
19/32
39/64
14.6844
15.0812
15.4781
61/64
31/32
24.2094
24.6062
Fractions
Conversion Chart
To find the equivalent of a fraction in decimal
form, divide the numerator (top number) by
the denominator (bottom number). The
change from a decimal to a percent, multiply
by 100. To change from a percent to a
decimal, divide by 100.
FRACTION DECIMAL PERCENT
1/16
1/8
3/16
1/4
0.0625
0.125
0.1875
0.25
6.25
12.5
18.75
25
5/16
1/3
3/8
7/16
0.3125
0.3
0.375
0.4375
31.25
33.3
37.5
43.75
1/2
9/16
5/8
2/3
0.5
0.5625
0.625
0.6
50
56.25
62.5
66.6
11/16
3/4
13/16
7/8
0.6875
0.75
0.8125
0.875
68.75
75
81.25
87.5
15/16
0.9375
93.75
Diameter Ranges of Jacketed Cord in Accordance with Standard UL62
Acceptable range for overall diameter of jacketed cord indicated in inches and millimeters (in parentheses)
TYPE OF CORD
AWG SIZE
2-CONDUCTOR
3-CONDUCTOR
4-CONDUCTOR
5-CONDUCTOR
SV, SVO, SVT, SVTO
18
.22-.26.
(5.6-6.6)
.23-.27
(5.8-6.9)
—
—
SJ, SJO, SJT, SJTO
18
.28-.32
(7.1-8.1)
.30-.34
(7.6-8.6)
.33-.37
(8.4-9.4)
—
16
.31-.34
(7.9-8.6)
.33-.36
(8.4-9.1)
35-.40
(8.9-10.2)
—
14
.34-.38
(8.6-9.7)
.36-.40
(9.1-10.2)
.39-.44
(9.9-11.2)
—
12
.41-.46
(10.4-11.7)
.43-.48
(10.9-12.2)
.47-.52
(11.9-13.2)
—
10
.54-.61
(13.7-15.5)
.57-.64
(14.5-16.3)
.63-.70
(16.0-17.8)
—
18
.34-.39
(8.6-9.9)
.36-.40
(9.1-10.2)
.39-.43
(9.9-10.9)
.46-.51
(11.7-13.0)
16
.37-.41 )
(9.4-10.4)
.39-.43
(9.9-10.9)
.41-.46
(10.4-11.7)
.49-.55
(12.4-14.0)
14
.50-.55
(12.7-14.0)
.52-.58
(13.2-14.7)
.56-.62
(14.2-15.7)
.63-.71
(16.0-18.0)
12
.57-.63
(14.5-16.0)
.59-.66
(15.0-16.8)
.64-.71
(16.3-18.0)
.70-.77
(17.8-19.6)
10
.62-.69
(15.7-17.5)
.65-.72
(16.5-18.3)
.70-.78
(17.8-19.8)
.76-.84
(19.3-21.3)
8
.78-.88
(19.8-22.4)
.83-.93
(21.1-23.6)
.93-1.05
(23.6-26.7)
1.00-1.15
(25.4-29.2)
6
.92-1.05
(23.4-26.7)
.97-1.10
(24.6-27.9)
1.05-1.20
(26.7-30.5)
1.18-1.33
(30.0-33.8)
4
1.06-1.21
(26.9-30.7)
1.13-1.28
(28.7-32.5)
1.25-1.45
(31.8-36.8)
—
2
1.21-1.40
(30.7-35.6)
1.30-1.50
(33.0-38.1)
1.45-1.65
(36.8-41.9)
—
S, SO, ST, STO
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FRACTION
INCHES
(in.)
FRACTION
INCHES
(in.)
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General Terms
Adapter — An accessory used for interconnecting non-mating devices or converting an existing device for modified use.
Ballast — A transformer that steps down AC line voltage to voltage that can be
used by fluorescent or other types of lighting. Ballasts may be electromagnetic
or electronic
Cord Connector — A portable receptacle designed for attachment to or provided with flexible cord, not intended for fixed mounting.
Flanged Inlet — A plug intended for flush mounting on appliances or equipment
to provide a means for power connection via a cord connector.
Flanged Outlet — A receptacle intended for flush mounting on appliances or
equipment to provide a means for power connection via an inserted plug.
Fluorescent Starter — A device with a voltage-sensitive switch and a capacitor
that provides a high-voltage pulse to start a fluorescent lamp. Rated in watts.
Lampholder — A device with contacts that establishes mechanical and electrical
connection to an inserted lamp.
Plug — A device with male contacts intended for insertion into a receptacle to
establish electrical connection between the attached flexible cord and the
conductors connected to the receptacle.
Receptacle — A device with female contacts designed for fixed installation in a
structure or piece of equipment and which is intended to establish electrical
connection with an inserted plug.
Switch — A device for making, breaking, or changing the connections in an
electric circuit.
Wallplate — A plate designed to enclose an electrical box, with or without a
device installed within the box.
Adapter Variations
Cube Tap — An adapter that converts one receptacle opening into multiple
openings.
Current Tap — An adapter designed for medium base lampholders which has
one or two receptacle openings. Available with or without integral switch.
Duplex — An adapter that provides two female receptacle openings when
plugged into a single receptacle opening.
Grounding - An adapter that converts a two-wire receptacle opening into a twopole, three-wire grounding receptacle opening.
Lampholder — A threaded adapter that converts the thread size of the lampholder in which it is inserted so that the lampholder can accept an incandescent
lamp bulb of a different size thread.
Molded-On — An adapter that is factory molded to a length of flexible cord.
Series — An adapter wired in series to a flexible cord containing an in-line switch
used to control electrical equipment plugged into the adapter.
“W”Type — Same as “Y” type, except having three cord connectors arranged in
the form of the letter “W”.
“Y”Type — An adapter in the form of a letter “Y”, having two cord connectors on
one end and a male plug on the other end.
Cord Connectors
Angle —A connector that allows the attached flexible cord to exit at right angles.
Corrosion Resistant — A connector constructed of special materials and/or suitably plated metal parts that is designed to withstand corrosive environments.
Corrosion resistant devices must pass the ASTM B117-13 five-hundred hour Salt
Spray (Fog) Test with no visible corrosion.
Dust Proof — A connector designed so that dust will not interfere with its operation. The IP Suitability Rating designates the degree of protection a device offers
against the ingress of foreign objects (e.g. IP 20).
Explosion Proof — A connector constructed to meet the requirements of hazardous locations as defined by the National Electrical Code, NFPA-70.
Hospital Grade — A connector designed to meet the performance requirements
of high-abuse areas typically found in health care facilities. These connectors are
tested to the Hospital Grade requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Standard 498.
Locking — A connector designed to lock an inserted plug with a matching blade
configuration when the plug is rotated in a clockwise direction. The plug can only
be removed by first turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.
Midget — A connector designed with a smaller body diameter than standard
connectors with a similar rating.
Molded On — A connector that is factory molded to a length of flexible cord.
Pin and Sleeve — A connector with hollow, cylindrical sleeve-type contacts.
Straight Blade — A non-locking connector into which mating plugs are inserted
at a right angle to the plane of the connector face.
Weatherproof — A connector specially constructed so that exposure to weather
will not interfere with its operation.
Flanged Inlets
Corrosion Resistant — An inlet constructed of special materials and/or suitably
plated metal parts that is designed to withstand corrosive environments.
Corrosion resistant devices must pass the ASTM B117-13 five-hundred hour Salt
Spray (Fog) Test with no visible corrosion.
Flush-Mounted — An inlet intended to be installed flush with the surface of a
panel or a piece of equipment.
Locking — An inlet designed to lock an inserted matching connector when the
connector is rotated in a clockwise direction. The connector can only be removed
by first turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.
Midget — An inlet designed with a smaller body diameter than standard connectors with a similar rating.
Pin and Sleeve — An inlet with round pin-type contacts intended to mate with a
connector having hollow cylindrical female contacts.
Straight Blade — A non-locking inlet into which mating connectors are inserted
at a right angle to the plane of the connector face.
Surface-Mounted — An inlet designed to be surface mounted on a panel or
piece of equipment.
Watertight — An inlet specially constructed so that water will not enter under
specified test conditions. The IP Suitability Rating designates the degree of protection a device offers against the ingress of moisture and water (e.g. IP 55, IP
44).
Weatherproof — An inlet specially constructed to protect it from the effects of
weather in outdoor locations.
Flanged Outlets
Corrosion Resistant — An outlet constructed of special materials and/or suitably plated metal parts that is designed to withstand corrosive environments.
Corrosion resistant devices must pass the ASTM B17-13 five-hundred hour Salt
Spray (Fog) Test with no visible corrosion.
Flush-Mounted — An outlet intended to be installed flush with the surface of a
panel or a piece of equipment.
Locking — An outlet designed to lock an inserted plug with a matching blade
configuration when the plug is rotated in a clockwise direction. The plug can only
be removed by first turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.
Midget — An outlet designed with a smaller body diameter than standard
devices with a similar rating.
Pin and Sleeve — An outlet with hollow cylindrical female contacts intended to
mate with a plug having round pin contacts.
Straight Blade — A non-locking outlet into which mating straight-blade plugs are
inserted at a right angle to the plane of the outlet face.
Surface-Mounted — An outlet designed to be surface mounted on a panel or
piece of equipment.
Watertight — An outlet specially constructed so that water will not enter under
specified test conditions. The IP Suitability Rating designates the degree of
protection a device offers against the ingress of moisture and water(e.g. IP 55,
IP 44).
Weatherproof — An outlet specially constructed so that exposure to weather will
not interfere with its operation.
Fluorescent Starters
Automatic Reset — A starter that automatically restarts a new replacement
fluorescent lamp after the circuit is energized.
Direct Current — A thermal-type starter designed for use on direct current
(DC) circuits.
Glow Discharge — A starter that provides a rapid lamp start-up and will continue to try to start a failed fluorescent lamp, causing the lamp to flicker until it is
replaced.
Manual Reset — A starter that automatically deactivates a failed fluorescent
lamp to eliminate flickering. A reset button provides a means of activating the
circuit after lamp replacement.
Lampholders
Bayonet — Designed for incandescent lamps having an unthreaded metal shell
with two diametrically opposite keyways that mate with the keyways on the lampholder. Pushing down on the bulb and turning it clockwise in the lampholder
locks the bulb in place.
Candelabra — A small screw-base threaded lampholder designed for candelabra-base incandescent lamps commonly used in chandeliers, night lights, and
ornamental lighting.
Circline — A four-contact, double-ended lampholder designed for use with tubular, circular fluorescent lamps.
Compact Fluorescent — A lampholder designed for the Compact Fluorescent
Lamps (CFL’s) that are increasingly being used to replace incandescent lamps for
energy efficiency.
Dimmer — An electronic device with either a round knob, slide lever or finger-tip
controlled buttons used to dim/brighten incandescent lighting. Available in a variety of wattages; fluorescent version also available.
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Plugs
Angle — A plug that allows the attached flexible cord to exit at right angles.
Corrosion Resistant — A plug constructed of special materials and/or suitably
plated metal parts that is designed to withstand corrosive environments.
Corrosion resistant devices must pass the ASTM B117-13 five-hundred hour Salt
Spray (Fog) Test with no visible corrosion.
Dust Proof — A plug designed so that dust will not interfere with its operation.
The IP Suitability Rating designates the degree of protection a device offers
against the ingress of foreign objects (e.g. IP 20).
Explosion Proof — A plug constructed to meet the requirements of hazardous
locations as defined by the National Electrical Code, NFPA-70.
Hospital Grade — A plug designed to meet the performance requirements of
high-abuse areas typically found in health care facilities. These plugs are tested to
the Hospital Grade requirements of Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc. Standard 498.
Locking — A plug designed to lock into a matching connector or receptacle
configuration when the plug is rotated in a clockwise direction. The plug can
only be removed by turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.
Midget — A plug designed with a smaller body diameter than standard plugs
with a similar rating.
Molded On — A plug that is factory molded to a length of flexible cord.
Pin and Sleeve — A plug with round pin contacts.
Straight Blade — A non-locking plug that is inserted at a right angle to the plane
of the matching device face.
Weatherproof — A plug specially constructed so that exposure to weather will
not interfere with its operation.
Receptacles
AL/CU — 30A, 50A or 60A receptacles designated for use with aluminum or
copper circuit conductors, identified by “AL/CU” stamped on the device.
Receptacles without this designation must never be used with aluminum circuit
conductors.
Clock Hanger — A single, recessed receptacle with a specialized cover plate
that provides a hook or other means of supporting a wall clock.
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Double-Contact Recessed — Designed for high-output fluorescent lamps.
Edison Base — An internally-threaded lampholder, with the inner shell approx.
1" in diameter. Designed for widely-used standard medium base lamps.
Electrolier — Similar to the Edison Medium Base lampholder, but with a smaller
outer diameter.
Incandescent — Designed for use with all manufactured incandescent lamps,
most of which have threaded bases.
Intermediate — A lampholder with a threaded screw shell designed for intermediate base lamps that have a 13/32" threaded base (smaller than the standard 1"
dia. medium base). Mostly used in decorative lighting.
Key — A lampholder with a flat or round “key” knob that operates an internal
switching mechanism (“Keyless” lampholders do not provide an internal switching
mechanism).
Lumiline — A specially designed lampholder for tubular Lumiline-type incandescent lamps, typically used in bathrooms and retail display cases.
Medium Base — Same as the Edison base lampholder. An internally-threaded
lampholder, with the inner shell approx. 1" in diameter. Designed for widelyused standard medium base lamps.
Miniature — Designed for the smallest available incandescent lamps with a
screw-in base, approx. 3/8" dia. Widely used in flashlights and toys, etc.
Mogul — The largest screw-in type lampholder, designed for mogul incandescent
lamps with a screw base of approx. 11/2" dia. Used in street lights and numerous
commercial/industrial applications.
Medium Bi-Pin — A fluorescent lampholder with two contacts, used in pairs. For
type T-8 tubular fluorescent lamps, approx. 1" in diameter.
Miniature Bi-Pin — Similar to medium bi-pin lampholders, but designed for type
T-5 tubular fluorescent lamps, approx. 5/8" in diameter.
Outlet Box — Medium-base incandescent lampholder designed for mounting in
31/4" or 4" electrical boxes. Available with or without pull-chain mechanism, and
with or without built-in receptacle.
Pull-Chain — An incandescent lampholder with an internal switching mechanism
that is activated by pulling down on a beaded chain or cord.
Push-Through — An incandescent lampholder with an insulated lever that is
pushed from either side to activate an internal ON/OFF switching mechanism.
Slimline Single-Pin — A fluorescent lampholder with a single contact designed
for Slimline fluorescent lamps such as the T-12 (11/2" dia.), T-8 (1" dia.), and the
smaller version T-6 (3/4" dia.).
Snap-In — An incandescent or compact fluorescent lampholder with factoryassembled spring clips that securely snap into a panel cutout without requiring
additional fasteners.
Surface-Mounted — A lampholder of any type that mounts on a flat or plane
surface.
CO/ALR — 15A or 20A receptacles designated for use with aluminum or copper circuit conductors, identified by “CO/ALR” stamped on the device.
Receptacles without this designation must never be used with aluminum circuit
conductors.
Corrosion Resistant — A receptacle constructed of special materials and/or
suitably plated metal parts that is designed to withstand corrosive environments. Corrosion resistant devices must pass the ASTM B117-13 five-hundred
hour Salt Spray (Fog) Test with no visible corrosion.
Display — Receptacle with a special cover plate intended for flush mounting on
raised floors or walls.
Duplex — Two receptacles built with a common body and mounting means;
accepts two plugs.
Dust Proof — A receptacle designed so that dust will not interfere with its operation. The IP Suitability Rating designates the degree of protection a device offers
against the ingress of foreign objects (e.g. IP 20).
Explosion Proof — A receptacle constructed to meet the requirements of
hazardous locations as defined by the National Electrical Code, NFPA-70.
Fan Hanger — A single receptacle with a specialized cover plate that provides a
hook or other means of supporting a wall fan.
Four-In-One or “Quad” — A receptacle in a common housing that accepts up to
four plugs. Four-In-One receptacles can be installed in place of duplex receptacles mounted in a single-gang box, providing a convenient means of adding
receptacles without rewiring.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) — A receptacle with a built in circuit
that will detect leakage current to ground on the load side of the device. When
the GFCI detects leakage current to ground, it will interrupt power to the load
side of the device, preventing a hazardous ground fault condition. GFCI receptacles must conform to UL Standard 943 Class A requirements, and their use is
required by the National Electric Code NFPA-70 in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
Hospital Grade — A receptacle designed to meet the performance requirements
of high-abuse areas typically found in health care facilities. These receptacles are
tested to the Hospital Grade requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Standard 498.
Interchangeable — A receptacle or combination of receptacles with a common
mounting dimension that may be installed on a single or multiple-opening mounting strap.
Isolated Ground — Receptacles intended for use in an Isolated Grounding system where the ground path is isolated from the facility grounding system. The
grounding connection on these receptacles is isolated from the mounting strap.
Lighted (Illuminated) — A receptacle with a face that becomes illuminated when
the device is connected to an energized electrical circuit.
Locking — A receptacle designed to lock an inserted plug with a matching blade
configuration when the plug is rotated in a clockwise direction. The plug can only
be removed by first turning it in a counter-clockwise direction.
Pin and Sleeve — A receptacle with cylindrical sleeve-type contacts.
Safety or Tamper-Resistant — A receptacle specially constructed so that access
to its energized contacts is limited. Tamper-resistant receptacles are required by
the National Electric Code NFPA-70 in specific pediatric care areas in health care
facilities.
Single — A receptacle that accepts only one plug.
Snap-In — A receptacle with factory-assembled spring clips that securely snap
into a panel cutout without requiring additional fasteners.
Split-Circuit — A duplex receptacle that allows each receptacle to be wired to
separate circuits. Most duplex receptacles provide break-off tabs that allow
them to be converted into split-circuit receptacles.
Straight Blade — A non-locking receptacle into which mating plugs are inserted
at a right angle to the plane of the receptacle face.
Surface-Mounted — Any receptacle that mounts on a flat or plane surface.
Surge-Suppression — A receptacle with built-in circuitry designed to protect its
load side from high-voltage transients and surges. The circuitry will limit transient
voltage peaks to help protect sensitive electronic equipment such as PC’s,
modems, audio/video equipment, etc.
Triplex — A receptacle with a common mounting means which accepts three
plugs.
Weatherproof — A receptacle specially constructed so that exposure to weather
will not interfere with its operation.
Switches
AC/DC — A switch designated for use with either Alternating Current (AC) or
Direct Current (DC)
AC Only — A switch designated for use with Alternating Current (AC) only.
Dimmer — A switch with electronic circuitry that provides DIM/BRIGHT control
of lighting loads.
Door — A momentary contact switch, usually installed on a doorjamb, that is
activated when the door is opened or closed.
Double-Pole, Single-Throw (DPST) — A switch that makes or breaks the connection of two circuit conductors in a single branch circuit. This switch has four
terminal screws and ON/OFF markings.
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Switches (continued)
Double-Pole, Double-Throw (DPDT) — A switch that makes or breaks the
connection of two conductors to two separate circuits. This switch has six terminal screws and is available in both momentary and maintained contact versions, and may also have a center OFF position.
Feed-Through — An in-line switch that can be attached at any point on a length
of flexible cord to provide switching control of attached equipment.
Flush-Mounted — A switch designed for flush installation with the surface of a
panel or equipment.
Four-Way — A switch used in conjunction with two 3-Way switches to control
a single load (such as a light fixture) from three or more locations. This switch
has four terminal screws and no ON/OFF marking.
Horsepower Rated — A switch with a marked horsepower rating, intended for
use in switching motor loads.
Interchangeable — A switch or combination of switches with a common
mounting dimension that may be installed on a single or multiple-opening
mounting strap.
Lighted Handle — A switch with an integral lamp in its actuator (toggle, rocker or
pushbutton) that illuminates when the switch is connected to an energized circuit
and the actuator is in the OFF position.
Locking — A switch equipped with a locking mechanism that requires a key to
operate the switching functions.
Low-Voltage — A switch rated for use on low-voltage circuits of 50 volts or less.
L-Rated — A switch specially designated with the letter “L” in its rating that is
rated for controlling tungsten filament lamps on AC circuits only.
Maintained Contact — A switch where the actuator (toggle, rocker, pushbutton
or key mechanism) makes and retains circuit contact when moved to the ON
position. The contacts will only be opened when the actuator is manually moved
to the OFF position. Ordinary light switches are maintained contact switches.
Manual Motor Controller — A switch designed for controlling small DC or AC
motor loads, without overload protection.
Mercury — A type of switch that uses mercury as the contact means for making
and breaking an electrical circuit.
Momentary Contact — A switch that makes circuit contact only as long as the
actuator (toggle, rocker, pushbutton or key mechanism) is held in the ON position, after which it returns automatically to the OFF position. This is a “Normally
Open” switch. A “Normally Closed” switch will break circuit contact as long as it
is held in the OFF position, and then automatically return to the ON position.
Available in “Center OFF” versions with both Momentary ON and Momentary
OFF positions.
Pendant — A type of switch designed for installation at the end of a length of
portable cord or cable,
Pilot Light — A switch with an integral lamp in its actuator (toggle, rocker or
pushbutton) that illuminates when the switch is connected to an energized circuit
and the actuator is in the ON position.
Pull — A switch where the making or breaking of contacts is controlled by pulling
downward or outward on the actuator mechanism.
Push Button — A switch with an actuator mechanism that is operated by
depressing a button.
Rotary — A switch where rotating the actuator in a clockwise direction makes
the circuit connection, and then rotating the actuator in either the same or
opposite direction breaks the connection.
Single-Pole, Double-Throw (SPDT) — A switch that makes or breaks the connection of a single conductor with either of two other single conductors. This
switch has 3 terminal screws, and is commonly used in pairs and called a “ThreeWay” switch.
Single-Pole, Single-Throw (SPST) — A switch that makes or breaks the
connection of a single conductor in a single branch circuit. This switch has two
screw terminals and ON/OFF designations. It is commonly referred to as a
“Single-Pole” Switch.
Slide — A switch with a slide-action actuator for making or breaking circuit contact. Dimmer switches and fan speed controls are also available with slideaction mechanisms for lighting and fan speed control.
Surface-Mounted — Any switch that mounts on a flat or plane surface.
Three-Position, Center OFF — A two circuit switch, either maintained or
momentary contact, where the OFF position is designated as the center position of the actuator.
Three-Way — A switch, always used in pairs, that controls a single load such as
a light fixture from two locations. This switch has three terminal screws and has
no ON/OFF marking.
Time Delay — A switch with an integral mechanism or electronic circuit that
will automatically switch a load OFF at a predetermined time interval.
Timer — A switch with an integral mechanism or electronic circuit that can be set
to switch an electrical load ON at a predetermined time.
Toggle — A switch with a lever-type actuator that makes or breaks switch contact
as its position is changed.
T-Rated — A switch specially designated with the letter “T” in its rating that is
rated for controlling tungsten filament lamps on direct current (DC) or alternating
current (AC) circuits.
Wallplates
Combination — A multiple- gang wallplate with openings in each gang to
accommodate different devices.
Decora ® — Wallplates with Decora-size openings for compatibility with Leviton’s
entire line of Decora devices. Available in a variety of multiple-gang configurations. Screwless-design snap-on versions also available.
Flush — A wallplate designed for flush-mounting with wall surfaces or the
plane surfaces of electrical equipment.
Gang — A term that describes the number of devices a wallplate is sized to fit
(i.e. “2- gang” designates two devices).
Midway — Wallplates that are approx. 3/8" higher and wider than the standard
size that can be mounted onto larger volume outlet boxes and/or used to hide
wall surface irregularities. These wallplates are approx. 1/4" deep to ensure a
proper fit when used with protruding devices.
Oversized — Wallplates that are approx. 3/4" higher and wider than the standard
size and are used to conceal greater wall irregularities than those hidden by
Midway wallplates. These wallplates are approx. 1/4" deep to ensure a proper fit
when used with protruding devices.
Modular — Individual-section wallplates with different openings that can be
configured into a multi-gang plate.
Multi-Gang — A wallplate that has two or more gangs.
Tandem — A wallplate with individual gangs arranged vertically one above the
other.
Weatherproof (with Cover Closed) — A UL Listed cover that meets specific
test standards for use in wet and damp locations with the cover closed.
Weatherproof (with Cover Open) — A UL Listed cover that meets specific test
standards for use in wet and damp locations with the cover open or closed.
Surge Suppression
Clamping Voltage — The peak voltage that can be measured after a Surge
Protective Device has limited or “clamped” a transient voltage surge.
Clamping voltage must be determined by using IEEE Standard C62 testing and
evaluated by UL Standard 1449.
Joule Rating — The measurement of a Surge Protective Device’s ability to
absorb heat energy created by transient surges. Note that the Joule rating is not
a part of IEEE or UL Standards. It is not as significant a specification as
Clamping Voltage, Maximum Surge Current and other parameters recognized by
these agencies.
Transient Voltage Surges — High-speed, high-energy electrical disturbances
present on AC power lines and data and communication lines, generated by
utility switching, motor-load switching and lightning strikes.
Response Time — The interval of time it takes for a surge protective device to
react to a transient voltage surge. Note that this parameter is not a part of IEEE
or UL Standards and is only based on estimations made by manufacturers.
Surge Protective Device — See “Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS)”
definition.
Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor (TVSS) — A device designed to protect
sensitive electronic equipment such as computers and computer peripherals,
logic controls, audio/video equipment and a wide range of microprocessorbased (computer chip) equipment from the harmful effects of transient voltage
surges. Also referred to as a Surge Protective Device (SPD).
Maximum (Peak) Surge Current — The peak surge current a Surge Protective
Device can withstand, based on IEEE Standard C62.45 test waveforms.
MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) — The primary component used in most Surge
Protective Devices to clamp down transient voltages.
UL 1449 Listing — The industry standard for Surge Protective Devices. A Surge
Protective Device must have a UL 1449 Surge Suppression rating on its label in
order to verify that the device has been tested with IEEE standardized waveforms. Devices without this identification should not be considered reliable surge
protective devices.
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