Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Leviton releases SmartlockPro Outlet Branch Circuit AFCI receptacle
By Alyssa Dalton
October 17, 2012 – Leviton has introduced its SmartlockPro Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) receptacle, boasting protection from arc faults and damage in both branch circuit wiring, as well as extensions to branches such as appliances and cord sets. The receptacle functions by de-energizing the circuit downstream of the device upon which an arc fault is detected to help prevent ignition and a resultant fire, says Leviton. The receptacle also features a shutter mechanism designed to block access to the contacts from most foreign objects for improved safety.