Wiring - Cabling - Devices
New Eaton auto-monitoring circuit breakers, wall receptacles meet CSA C22.2 No. 144.1
By Renée Francoeur
October 22, 2015 – Eaton has announced its new wall receptacles and circuit breakers designed to automatically monitor ground-fault circuit interruption (GFCI) status. The devices provide periodic automatic testing of the ability to detect and protect against ground faults in damp or wet locations, Eaton says.
The products are also engineered to enhance safety and electrical code compliance in residential, healthcare, institutional, commercial and industrial applications, as they meet recent revisions to the CSA standard C22.2 No. 144.1 Ground-fault circuit interrupters, the company adds.
A status indication light on the receptacle notifies users if a device is rendered inoperable and requires replacement, while a second indication light notifies users of a trip condition. The solutions have been designed with a horizontal test/reset button alignment to provide a larger unobstructed area.
The self-test GFCI receptacles are available in hospital grade, tamper or non-tamper resistant versions, with weather resistance or feature a blank face, a switch or nightlight with the receptacle. A range of colour and enclosure options is also available.