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#75539 - 03/01/07 03:52 PM "press on" plates
Sandro Offline

Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 449
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Went to the suppliers today, they were demo-ing a new Hubbel(?) receptacle that you literally press the finish plate on to attach to the receptacle. Screwdriver required only to *remove* the plate. Brilliant, I say. Glad to see somebody is thinking and innovations continue to improve our trade.

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#75540 - 03/01/07 04:27 PM Re: "press on" plates
steve ancient apprentice Offline

Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
I do not do much residential work but last yaer we did a house and installed the new cheeta system similar to the one you are talking about. I found it to be very user friendly, and much faster to install. They even come with their own boxes and no screwdrivers needed to install the receptacles. I posted a thread on it in august or sept. I found the fit of the plate to be very nice and professional. Forgive my lousy keyboard skills.

#75541 - 03/01/07 08:46 PM Re: "press on" plates
Elviscat Offline

Registered: 08/13/05
Posts: 214
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
in Mexico many of the electrical devices are similar to what we call "despard" devices here in the states, 1-3 per yolk, snap in, with European style terminals in back and they all had push-on plates


#75542 - 03/02/07 03:45 AM Re: "press on" plates
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
You missed a chance to get a free box! Others have stated their experience with the new Hubbells here:

#75543 - 03/02/07 05:43 AM Re: "press on" plates
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
They sent me some too when I followed the link in this forum.

They seem like a pretty good idea, but I haven't put them to the test yet - All my clients seem to want deco lately, and the ones they sent me are standard duplex outlets.

Does anybody know if anything like this comes in a deco? It seems like it wouldn't really be possible due to the placement of the screw receivers.

#75544 - 03/02/07 03:34 PM Re: "press on" plates
Rewired Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 567
Loc: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Actually I had a look at one of those new Hubbell residental grade switches.. They don't look too bad but I did not get a chance to look at an actual receptacle... Nedco is going to be the only place I know of to get these at the moment as they will not be stocking Leviton anymore..

#75545 - 03/06/07 01:44 PM Re: "press on" plates
Wizzie Electric Offline

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 59
Loc: Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Can...
I recieved a box aswell.

#75546 - 03/07/07 11:33 AM Re: "press on" plates
macmikeman Offline

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Wave of the future. Cheetah is highly recommended by Romex Racer, and what better recomendation can you get?

#75547 - 03/07/07 12:13 PM Re: "press on" plates
ITO Offline

Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Texas
The supply houses have been trying to get me to pick these up: PS Plug Tail Devices

They look fast and easy but getting them approved for a commercial job has been hard.
101┬░ Rx = + /_\

#75548 - 03/07/07 12:53 PM Re: "press on" plates
LarryC Offline

Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 776
Loc: Winchester, NH, US
How many cycles is that back connector rated for? Most internal connectors I have dealt with, are only good for 25 or 50 mate and unmate cycles.


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