Safety products: Socket Safety Clip from TESCO

Utility safety: TESCO introduces the Socket Safety Clip. It has been designed to give meter technicians a way to temporarily reassure that a hot socket will not affect a faulty meter socket jaw.

Sep 8th, 2014
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Safety equipment: TESCO introduces the Socket Safety Clip (Catalog No. 301). TESCO's Socket Safety Clip has been designed to give meter technicians a way to temporarily reassure that a hot socket will not affect a faulty meter socket jaw. The danger zone of a meter socket jaw is 5 lbs. of holding force. At 5 lbs. arcing can occur, resulting in a more serious problem, failure, or electrical fire.

The Socket Safety Clip improves the holding force of a meter socket jaw to close to 20 lbs., and can withstand temperatures beyond 400 degrees. This temporary solution simply clips around the jaws of a meter socket until the socket can be replaced.

The TESCO Socket Safety Clip gives utilities an alternate option to disconnecting the service. The Socket Safety Clip is intended for one-time use, and is recommended for each jaw, regardless of the quantity of faulty jaws per meter socket.

Note: TESCO Socket Safety Clips are a temporary solution, and are intended for one-time use only.

TESCO (The Eastern Specialty Company) is a manufacturer and service provider to the Electrical Utilities industry, owned by, run by, and staffed by engineers. Engineers who have spent the last twenty-five years work­ing to address & solve the toughest metering problems; whether they were equipment problems, system problems or regulatory issues. One of TESCO’s continued strengths is the company’s ability to success­fully work with our utility clients in a variety of capacities. As customers’ needs have changed and evolved, TESCO has diversified and added to the services we offer this unique market segment.

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