Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Eaton redesigns mounting brackets (BB2-16T and BB2-24T)
By Renée Francoeur
Now available in the Canadian markets, the brackets have a telescoping design that allows for varying stud wall spacing and a centre channel for “better rigidity”.
Using Eaton’s mounting brackets, commercial contractors have the ability to mount electrical and data boxes on up to four different box depths. Eaton says the end flanges will bend the same as the existing design for 1 1/2-in. deep and 2 1/8-in. deep boxes. They can also be cut and bent for deeper boxes—such as multi-gang (2 1⁄2-in. deep) or 5-in. square (2 13/16-in. deep) boxes.
Unlike previous standard mounting brackets, Eaton’s BB2-16T and BB2-24T mounting brackets allow contractors to mount the brackets to the studs with two screws instead of the prior industry standard of four.
Eaton’s brackets are Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed for Canada and support most standard boxes. All mounting brackets are made of pre-galvanized steel and are shipped pre-assembled.