Leviton Expands SmartlockPro® Slim GFCI Line with New Self-Testing Device
New Model Features Smart, Self-Test Technology; Provides Slim Profile for Ease of Installation
Melville, New York, December 06, 2011 – Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, today announced the expansion of its line of SmartlockPro® Slim Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles with the addition of the SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI.
The SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI automatically tests itself every 15 minutes to confirm that protected power is available, providing additional safety. As with the entire SmartlockPro Slim series, the new device features a slimmer profile – as much as 25 percent less overall volume – than traditional GFCI designs. The slim design addresses one of the greatest challenges in GFCI installation – limited room to maneuver and install the GFCI in the electrical box.
“Leviton is pleased to expand our SmartlockPro Slim line to include the new self-test device, providing our customers with the superior GFCI protection they’ve come to expect along with an additional layer of safety protection by automatically confirming that protected power is available,” said Bill Grande, Director, Safety Products at Leviton. “This innovative new device further exemplifies Leviton’s commitment to safety conscious, smart solutions that give customers peace of mind in a convenient and functional package.”
As part of Leviton’s ongoing commitment to customer safety, the new SmartlockPro Slim Self-Test GFCI features Leviton’s patented SmartlockPro Reset Lockout Technology, which prevents the resetting of the device if the GFCI cannot respond to a ground fault. Highlighting the self-test functionality are two LED indicator lights and an audible tone which signal operating status. The device’s patented bridge contact design provides individual sets of contacts for GFCI receptacle face and downstream receptacles.
Leviton’s new addition to the SmartlockPro Slim line meets and exceeds Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements, including the NEC requirement for tamper-resistance. Additional information about the entire SmartlockPro Slim line can be found at www.leviton.com/GFCI. The SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI is now available through Leviton’s network of retail and electrical distribution locations.
Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton’s product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals. For more information visit www.leviton.com.