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"press on" plates #75539
03/01/07 07:52 PM
03/01/07 07:52 PM
Sandro  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
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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Re: "press on" plates #75540
03/01/07 08:27 PM
03/01/07 08:27 PM
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 169
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.

Re: "press on" plates #75541
03/02/07 12:46 AM
03/02/07 12:46 AM
Elviscat  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 214
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


Re: "press on" plates #75542
03/02/07 07:45 AM
03/02/07 07:45 AM
SteveFehr  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,213
Chesapeake, VA
You missed a chance to get a free box! Others have stated their experience with the new Hubbells here:

Re: "press on" plates #75543
03/02/07 09:43 AM
03/02/07 09:43 AM
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
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.

Re: "press on" plates #75544
03/02/07 07:34 PM
03/02/07 07:34 PM
Rewired  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 558
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..

Re: "press on" plates #75545
03/06/07 05:44 PM
03/06/07 05:44 PM
Wizzie Electric  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 69
Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Can...
I recieved a box aswell.

Re: "press on" plates #75546
03/07/07 03:33 PM
03/07/07 03:33 PM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
Honolulu, Hawaii
Wave of the future. Cheetah is highly recommended by Romex Racer, and what better recomendation can you get?

Re: "press on" plates #75547
03/07/07 04:13 PM
03/07/07 04:13 PM
ITO  Offline
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 348
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.

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Re: "press on" plates #75548
03/07/07 04:53 PM
03/07/07 04:53 PM
LarryC  Offline
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 783
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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