Product Spotlight: Hubbell Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

Product Spotlight: Hubbell Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

When it comes to common plugs on small devices like electronics chargers, lamps, appliances and extension cords, they often have flexible blades with sharp edges and burrs that catch in conventional temper resistant (TR) outlets. This can cause damage to the devices and/or safety concerns. Hubbell’s patented technology resolves this issue! Their receptacles are tamper-resistant, not plug resistant.

Hubbell heard concerns from customers when it came to their tamper-resistant receptacles and this drove their product development team to engineer a better way. The result? Hubbell created a patented cam action mechanism. When a plug is inserted into a Hubbell tamper-resistant receptacle, the cam will slide the insulating barrier out of the way, a rotating action that eliminates friction creating a more reliable and smoother insertion. The Hubbell Cam Action Technology makes inserting a plug as easy as plugging into a standard receptacle. This new design has been incorporated into the Hubbell Industrial, Hospital, Commercial and Residential receptacles.

Approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns from sticking objects into unprotected receptacles, according to the NFPA. The 2014 NEC Code requires that tamper-resistant receptacles to be installed in:

  • Hospitals and healthcare facilitieshubbell usage
  • Child care facilities
  • Hotels/hospitality
  • Assisted-living facilities
  • Schools and higher education housing
  • New and remodeled residences


We are seeing a huge surge in TR receptacles in libraries, lobbies, neo-natal wings, waiting rooms, grade schools, pediatrics and manufacturing plants, just to name a few. The safety and ease of these Hubbell tamper-resistant devices makes them perfect for these applications.

You can view the full line of tamper-resistant receptacles from Hubbell HERE. Have any questions or need help selecting what TR receptacle will work best for your location? Give your French Gerleman Account Manager a call or contact us.