Wiring - Cabling - Devices
2016 GCM products add to watertight Pass & Seymour line from Legrand
By Renée Francoeur
February 12, 2016 – Legrand has made additions to its Pass & Seymour industrial watertight product line: ground continuity monitoring, or GCM, products, which can be used in food and beverage processing plants, petrochemical production facilities, pulp and paper mills, water and wastewater facilities, warehouse and refrigeration facilities, in mining operations and places where temporary power is used.
The GCM products have a dual bright blue or red LED indicator, which is encased in a transparent thermoplastic elastomer. Legrand explains this allows the lights to be seen while providing a NEMA 6P/IP67 rating.
The blue light indicates the upstream circuit is grounded and wired properly from the receptacle back to the panel and from the cord set back to the plug. The red light indicates the open ground/reversed polarity of line conductor power is present in the device. If no light is indicated then there is no power, no open hot or neutral conductor, or no hot/ground reversal.
The black industrial watertight plugs and connectors are made with thermoplastic elastomer, resist high-pressure hose down of 1,500 psi, and boast NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 6P & IP67 ratings, according to Legrand.
The watertight receptacles offer an impact-resistant Valox lid and spring-loaded flip covers for protection when the device is not in use, Legrand notes, and are made with a stainless steel hinge spring and pin.