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Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems always provides quality Pin and Sleeve connections, and now they have even more to offer! Hubbell’s new Advantage™ Series Switch-Rated IEC Pin and Sleeve devices are the highest performing for harsh environments. They are now available in both 30 and 60 amp.
As the name implies, this series has many new advantages. The Advantage™ Series is capable of mating with existing IEC 60309-2 pin and sleeve devices, so you don’t have to worry about how it will fit with what you’ve already installed. Connections are color coded by voltage to help easily matching them. The pin and sleeve devices are designed for superior water ingress protection so it can withstand the toughest environments.
Having trouble checking your connections? The Advantage™ Series has long-lasting, highly visible green LED lights on both sides of the device. They light up to verify when the devices are properly connected. There is also an unswitched feed-through ground pin which provides continuous ground engagement.
In harsh environments, labels and markings can often wear off. The Advantage™ Series has their product ratings laser-marked into the devices so you never have to worry about identification washing off. The compact, sleek design makes the ergonomic device simply to keep clean. For food processing facilities, this is a great feature. Another new feature is the spring-loaded disconnect button, which can be easily used with gloved hands.
Further advantages include:
- Impact Resistant Cover Arm
- Spring-loaded Cover
- Heavy Duty External Cord Grips
- Pocketed Recess for Screws
- Stainless Steel Hardware
- Robust and Durable Housing
An optional pilot pin is also available on all 60 amp devices. This pin is smaller than the ground and phase pins. It is designed to be the last contact in the sequence, and the first to break before the main break.
More Advantages, Higher Standards
Not only does the Advantage™ Series come with more features, they are all designed to meet higher standards. All switch-rated plug and connectors are tested to UL 2682 standards. The Advantage™ Series exceeded standards, setting new benchmarks for mechanical and electrical performance. Their standards far exceed most application requirements, so you can rest assured it is the ideal solution to meet and surpass your needs.
The Advantage™ Series also passed NEC® Section 430.102(B), IEC 60309-1 and -2 and the IP69k water and dust test. We can say for certain that the pin and sleeve devices can withstand extremely hot and high pressure water. They are also protected against dust and other contaminates even in the most extreme conditions.
Want to learn more about Hubbell’s Advantage™ Series Pin and Sleeve devices? Contact your French Gerleman Account Manager today!