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#75539 - 03/01/07 07:52 PM "press on" plates  
Sandro  Offline
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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 08:27 PM Re: "press on" plates  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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west springfield,mass
Sandro,
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 - 03/02/07 12:46 AM Re: "press on" plates  
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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

-Will


#75542 - 03/02/07 07:45 AM Re: "press on" plates  
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You missed a chance to get a free box! Others have stated their experience with the new Hubbells here:
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007702.html


#75543 - 03/02/07 09:43 AM Re: "press on" plates  
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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 07:34 PM Re: "press on" plates  
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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..
A.D


#75545 - 03/06/07 05:44 PM Re: "press on" plates  
Wizzie Electric  Offline
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I recieved a box aswell.


Thanks.

#75546 - 03/07/07 03:33 PM Re: "press on" plates  
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Wave of the future. Cheetah is highly recommended by Romex Racer, and what better recomendation can you get?


#75547 - 03/07/07 04:13 PM Re: "press on" plates  
ITO  Offline
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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.


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#75548 - 03/07/07 04:53 PM Re: "press on" plates  
LarryC  Offline
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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.

LC


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