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Get a Free Sample and Take the Tamper Resistant Receptacle Challenge
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Shelton, Conn. – July 14, 2016 – Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is pleased to give customers the opportunity to try our new Tamper Resistant Receptacle.  We are confident that our new technology will meet and exceed your expectations.

Most Tamper Resistant mechansisms rely on the force of the plug's blades to slide an interlocked ramp mechanism open. Common molded plugs may have blades with sharp edges that cut into the ramp instead of sliding it. The friction created on a sliding plastic TR ramp can make it difficult or impossible to plug in.  The Hubbell Tamper-Resistant mechanism uses hinged trapdoors attached to interlocked cams. When two plug blades swing both doors open simultaneously,  the interlocked cams slide an insulating barrier out of the way. Thanks to the friction-free design of the mechanism’s trapdoors, this innovative solution requires much less force, allowing the plug to slide in effortlessly.

“By eliminating friction, we created a smoother, more familiar feeling plug insertion, regardless of the type of plug being inserted,” says Pat Close, product manager for Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “The new solution is just as efficient at ensuring electrical safety, but it won’t prevent you from plugging in your charge cord, or appliance.”

Hubbell Tamper-Resistant outlets are ideal for use in single-family and multifamily housing, as well as hotel rooms, classrooms, pediatric healthcare facilities, college dorm rooms, assisted living facilities and childcare facilities.

Click here to order a free sample. For more information about the Tamper-Resistant Receptacles from Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems, contact your Hubbell sales representative or visit