Leviton Introduces New Slim SmartlockPro® GFCI Model

Slim Profile Offers Greater Ease of Installation While Maintaining Safety and Quality Provided by Previous Models

Oct 20, 2010, 16:34 ET from Leviton Manufacturing Company

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton Manufacturing has introduced its slim Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), setting a new standard for size and ease of installation, all while maintaining the same safety features and performance quality available in previous versions of Leviton's SmartlockPro® GFCI models.

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The new GFCI features a slimmer profile than traditional GFCI designs. The overall volume of Leviton's slim GFCI is as much as 25% less than traditional GFCIs. The slim design addresses one of the greatest challenges in GFCI installation – lack of room to maneuver and install the GFCI in the electrical box.

"We've heard from both contractors and homeowners that traditional GFCI models can be bulky when considering the limited space available in an electrical box," says Bill Grande, Director, Safety Products at Leviton. "The slim SmartlockPro® GFCI makes installation less cumbersome and offers users additional room to install the GFCI, without forfeiting any of the benefits that other Leviton SmartlockPro GFCI products have provided."

Leviton's slim SmartlockPro GFCI meets and exceeds Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and National Electrical Code® (NEC) requirements, including the NEC requirement for tamper resistance. It features Leviton's patented SmartlockPro technology, which prevents reset if the GFCI is not wired or functioning correctly. If a SmartlockPro GFCI is miswired during installation (line-load reversal), it cannot be reset, blocking delivery of power to its feed-through terminals and face. Once the GFCI is wired properly and the unit is reset, the GFCI provides power.

The new slim GFCI is part of Leviton's commitment to comply with agency standards and to provide customers with the broadest range of code-compliant devices for every application need. Slim SmartlockPro GFCIs will be available through Leviton's network of retail and electrical distribution locations beginning in October 2010.  

About Leviton Manufacturing Company

Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Leviton has grown to become one of the pre-eminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them, and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the smart choice for professionals seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world.

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