Leviton Introduces Industry's First Dual Function Receptacle

Combined AFCI and GFCI functionality offers advanced protection for improved electrical safety

Feb 24, 2016, 08:30 ET from Leviton

MELVILLE, N. Y., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced its new SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle.  An industry first, this new receptacle provides both Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) protection to help prevent electrical fires caused by arcing conditions and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection to help prevent users from shock or electrocution due to ground faults.

The SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle offers a National Electrical Code® (NEC®) compliant option for AFCI/GFCI protection in residential kitchens and laundry areas for new construction, modifications/extensions and replacement receptacles.  The device replaces a standard receptacle and is also ideal as a replacement for ungrounded receptacles, satisfying NEC requirements for both AFCI and GFCI protection.

With test and reset buttons readily accessible on the device face, the SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle offers convenience for homeowners to test the device monthly or to respond to a trip.  The Status Indicator Light, also on the face of the device, provides a clear and intuitive at-a-glance visual indication to the user of the status of AFCI and GFCI protection – normal working state, miswiring, or an AFCI or GFCI trip, which may identify a potential problem.

As an added safeguard, the SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle features Leviton's patented Reset Lockout, which prevents the device from being reset in the event it is not functioning properly, if protection has been compromised or if the line and load wires were reversed during installation.

"Electrical safety is priority at Leviton and we're pleased to now offer the first receptacle that helps protect against two important electrical safety issues – fire and shock," said Bill Grande, Leviton's Director of Safety Products. "SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacles help create a safer living environment and are important to have in every home."

The SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle comes in Tamper Resistant 15 Amp and 20 Amp models. The devices meet all applicable Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requirements and come with a two-year limited product warranty.

SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacles are now available through Leviton's network of retail, online and electrical distribution channels, including its online store http://store.leviton.com/. For additional information on the SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle, visit www.leviton.com/dfci.

About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors. Leviton's award winning lighting controls and wiring devices help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart and safe living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience and reliability. Learn more at www.leviton.com/residential.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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