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Industry's First IP69k Watertight Wiring Devices
Friday, July 13, 2018

Hubbell Wiring-Device Kellems Offers Industry’s First Watertight Wiring Devices with IP69K Rating

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is excited to announce that its line of Watertight Wiring Devices is the first in the industry to carry an IP69K rating – the most aggressive and highest rank on the ingress protection rating scale, which classifies the degree of protection against dust and water in electrical enclosures.

In harsh environments that must deal with potential exposure to water and dust, such as factories, food and beverage processing, agriculture, construction, and outdoor environments, protection against possible downtime due to exposure is crucial.

The following mating conditions for Hubbell Wiring-Device Kellems’ Watertight Wiring Devices all pass IP69K tests for dust, high-heat, high-pressure wash-down at various angles:

Plug to connector
Connector with closure cap closed
Plug to single and duplex receptacles
In-use receptacles (with plug installed) mounted to FD box and adapter

In addition to carrying an IP69K rating, the Watertight Wiring Devices line also holds NSF, which is a 3rd party certification that affirms suitability in Food processing environments, UL Type 3R, 4, 4X, 6, and 6P environmental ratings.

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