( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2018-01-10 22:54:30 )
Mencom’s unique Inside-Outlet (GFDP1) Power Port features three GFCI-protected receptacles; two outside and one inside the panel to provide a simple solution to comply with NFPA 79, The Control Panel Utility Receptacle Standard. In order to comply with the standard,
1. All utility receptacles must be GFCI Protected.
2. All External Utility Receptacles must be covered.
3. All covers must maintain enclosure rating.
4. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires the inspection of all GFCI outlets every month to check if the NFPA 79 standard requirements are satisfied.
Since the non-GFCI outlets inside a panel can be wired through the GFDP1 that is externally installed on the panel door, it provides the ability to conveniently test the outlets without opening the cabinet door while satisfying the NFPA 79 standards. The inspector can simply walk to the panel door, fips the protective cover, and push the test button. This easy step not only helps prevent potential safety hazards (such as Arc Flash) associated with opening an electrical panel but also eliminates the need for costly personal protective equipment (PPE) and a licensed electrician to access the inside of the cabinet.
- 3 GFCI-protected receptacles (2 Outside & 1 Inside)
- 120V GFCI Receptacle to 120V Simplex Receptacle
- Easy and Safe TEST/RESET outside the panel
- Outgoing Terminals for GFCI Protected Power
- Finger-safe cover for internal connections to power ports
- UL Type 4, 4X, 12
- IP65 with Mencom metal/low profile housings
Mencom, as the industry leading manufacturer of Panel Interface Connectors, currently has well over 3,000 designs in production. Remarkably, however, their experienced engineer team is still creating new designs almost daily to meet the various market demands.
For more information regarding Panel Interface Connectors or other industrial electrical connectors, please visit www.mencom.com.
Founded in 1987, Mencom Corporation
provides high quality, cost-effective solutions that meet industrial electrical connector requirements. Our highly trained staff of experts utilize decades of electrical and electronic industry-related experience to develop the highest quality products available.In addition, this vast expertise allows us to assist OEM customers in selecting the best products to meet their unique connection requirements. This ensures our customers receive the most cost-effective solution possible, plus one that requires minimal installation time, reducing the customer’s total installed costs. Mencom offers a complete line of custom-made and off-the-shelf electrical connectors.
Our product line includes:
Molded cables and receptacles for sensors and actuators
MINI, M23, M12, M8, Micro-AC, Euro AC, Device Net, Profi-bus, Foundation Field-bus
Multi-pin industrial rectangular connectors for power and data lines
Panel Interface Connectors for safe and quick reprogramming requirements
DIN solenoid valve connectors for solenoids
Junction Blocks for power & signal distribution
Multi port connector plates for multiple connections in a small space
Conduit adapters for distribution of power & signal using conduit
Ethernet connectors & switches for communication with a network
A wide variety of metric, PG and NPT cable glands, fittings and adapters