Safety equipment: Weatherproof in-use covers protect switches, GFCIs, receptacles

Utility safety: Appleton extra-duty rated weatherproof in-use covers meet NEC code requirements.

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Safety products: Leveraging its expertise in industrial-strength engineering protection, Appleton has launched a new line of Extra-Duty rated weatherproof in-use covers designed to protect switches, GFCI's and receptacles against the harshest outdoor elements. Available in one-gang and two-gang models, the new covers comply with the latest NEC standards for Extra-Duty outlet box hoods now required for any installation other than family dwellings.

The die-cast aluminum, impact-resistant covers are virtually indestructible, sporting features that include a reinforced hinge stress-tested to 40 pounds; a lockable cover that prevents tampering; and an extra-large cord opening that fits the heavy-gauge cords used in industrial and commercial applications.

Installation is quick and efficient. An adhesive sealing gasket comes factory installed to ease installation, while device inserts snap into place without the use of tools. Several adapter plates are available to accommodate single or duplex receptacles, GFCIs, switches, or round boxes of multiple sizes. In addition, the multi-height lever adjusts to create a cover depth of 2-3/4" or 3-1/2", enabling contractors to use one cover for multiple applications and reducing the need to stock extra inventory.

Appleton in-use covers meet UL Standard 514D, CSA Standard C22.1 and cULus E2527.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion.

About Emerson Industrial Automation
Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Control Techniques, Leroy-Somer®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, and SolaHD.

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