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Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle Eliminates Hazardous Dangling Power Cords

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct 06, 2011 – The new Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle from Thomas & Betts eliminates the potential safety hazards associated with power cords hanging over the edge of the counter to reach side-mounted outlets. When not in use, the receptacle is hidden beneath the countertop surface with only a 4¾-inch-diameter metallic cover visible. When the cover is pressed down slightly, the GFCI receptacle is released and pops up above the countertop for easy access.

Additional safety features include gaskets fitted under the flange and around the main body to prevent spilled liquids from penetrating the electrical enclosure when the receptacle is open or closed.

“We designed the Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle to provide safe and convenient power for small appliances on kitchen islands and peninsulas,” said Dan Michaelis, product manager for Thomas & Betts. “The Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle is the first to pass a new and stricter version of the UL Spill Test that was developed specifically for receptacles mounted in a kitchen counter.”

The covers are available in nickel, bronze or brass finishes to match any décor. The GFCI receptacle is rated at 15 amps, 125 volts AC and 60 Hertz. It is compliant with UL 943, CSA C22.2 No. 144.1, NEC Section 210.52(C)(5) and NEC Section 406.5(E).    

For more information about the Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle, click here or call (800) 816-7809.

Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Thomas & Betts reported revenues of $2 billion and had approximately 8,750 employees in 2010.

Carlon® Kitchen Pop-Up Receptacle Eliminates Hazardous Dangling Power Cords