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Old 04-15-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Modular Receptacle System

Has anyone here had any experience using "Lev-loc" receptacles from Leviton? It seems like and interesting concept, but I wanted to here from someone who has actually used it. Did you find it had any advantages over traditional receptacles when it came to typical use?


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I haven't used these but it seems to me that it would not save time or money considering how often receptacles actually need to be replaced.


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Old 04-15-2009, 11:19 PM   #3
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The 660,000 sq ft hospital I am currently working on is using them. I don;t see any real benefit except for one. You can unplug the things while the circuit is hot with no danger of shock.

I do not believe they save much time. It does remove the need to put the wire on the screw terminals but that is it.

I don't see it as a time saving when needed to R and R a recep (because it saves very little) but it allows you to work hot, and be safe. It is important you leave power on in a hospital.
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I can't see these saveing any time, anyone with experience can through a plug on very quickly. They would be even more of a pain when you had to connect 4 wires, then you would have to make pigtails on everything. I will keep wrapping the wire around the screw.
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Well, in a hospital you can't always shut a circuit off to replace a receptacle

But how many times do they need to do that?
I guess if the price isn't that much more it would be an added convienence


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