One of the most commonly frustrating things is the amount of room a standard GFCI takes up in a receptacle box. Because of the required electronics, your typical GFCI outlet will really force you to cram a lot into a small space. This means you have to engage in wiring a GFCI more strategically, possibly even changing the way you would normally do things, simply to accommodate the densely-packed electrical box. Not too long ago, Leviton came out with their SmartlockPro Slim Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles which revolutionized how small we thought a GFCI could get. The Leviton SmartlockPro Slim Self-Testing GFCI shaves a full 25% off the depth of a standard GFCI, addressing and solving the “room to maneuver” issue.
Leviton SmartlockPro Slim Self-Testing GFCI Features
Now, Leviton has added the SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI to the line. The SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI automatically tests itself every 15 minutes to confirm that protected power is available. As with the entire SmartlockPro Slim series, the new device maintains its slim profile.
The new Leviton SmartlockPro Slim Self-Testing GFCI also features Leviton’s patented SmartlockPro Reset Lockout Technology, which prevents the resetting of the device if the GFCI cannot respond to a ground fault. Highlighting the self-test functionality are two LED indicator lights and an audible tone which signal operating status. The device’s patented bridge contact design provides individual sets of contacts for both GFCI receptacle face and downstream receptacles.
Leviton’s new addition to the SmartlockPro Slim line meets and exceeds Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, including the new NEC requirement for tamper-resistance. The SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI is basically available anywhere Leviton products are sold.
For more information, visit www.leviton.com.