MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leviton SmartlockPro® Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle was named a National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Showstopper during the 2016 NECA Convention & Trade Show in Boston, October 7-10.
The annual NECA Showstopper Showcase and Awards is one of the most prestigious recognition events in the electrical construction industry. The showcase is designed to introduce new products and services to electrical contractors during the NECA Convention & Trade Show. The SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle offers a National Electrical Code® (NEC®) compliant option for AFCI/GFCI protection in residential kitchens and laundry areas for new construction, modifications/extensions and replacement receptacles. The device replaces a standard receptacle and is also an ideal replacement for ungrounded receptacles, satisfying NEC requirements for both AFCI and GFCI protection. With test and reset buttons readily accessible on the device face, the SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle offers convenience for homeowners to test the device monthly or to respond to a trip. The Status Indicator Light, also on the face of the device, provides a clear and intuitive at-a-glance visual indication to the user of the status of AFCI and GFCI protection - normal working state, miswiring or an AFCI or GFCI trip, which may identify a potential problem. As an added safeguard, the SmartlockPro Dual Function AFCI/GFCI Receptacle features Leviton's patented Reset Lockout, which prevents the device from being reset in the event it is not functioning properly, if protection has been compromised or if the line and load wires were reversed during installation.