Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Legrand/Pass & Seymour introduces RoHS-compliant GFCI receptacles
By Anthony Capkun
March 14, 2011
Legrand/Pass & Seymour (P&S) unveiled RoHS-compliant GFCI receptacles. RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a European Union directive requiring manufacturers of certain types of electronic and electrical equipment sold in Europe to minimize the levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in their products. “Many North American customers are now demanding compliance with the RoHS directive,” said Bill Timmons, marketing manager of residential products. The offering includes 15A and 20A tamper-resistant duplex GFCIs, both of which boast impact-resistant, thermoplastic construction for strength and durability. An LED trip indicator light makes it easy to identify a tripped condition, while P&S patented SafeLock Protection shuts off power to the receptacle when there’s a ground fault, miswire or when GFCI protection is compromised.