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Eaton’s Extensive Line of Space-Saver Connectors Provide Safety and Cost Savings for Commercial Construction Applications
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 02:14:12 PM


Date: March 24, 2015

SYRACUSE, NY — Power management company Eaton has recently introduced its Crouse-Hinds series of patented Space-Saver Connectors that are used to join EMT, armored, metal clad, flexible metallic conduit or liquidtight cable to knockouts in a box or enclosure. Available in set screw and compression formats, these EMT fittings are available with male threads on the locknut to eliminate fitting interference while also maximizing available space within a box. In order to prevent loosening from vibrations or damage from sharp edges, the angled teeth on the locknut bite into the box or enclosure.

“Our family of Space-Saver products is another example of where we’re continually looking for methods to improve products in ways that deliver real value to contractors,” said Jack King, commercial marketing manager, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division. “Space-Saver fittings are available and approved for use with various types of conduit and simplify and ease the installation process, especially in those applications where available space is restricted.”

The Space-Saver raintight compression fitting meets the necessary wet location approvals, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Listed E-23132 wet location rated, put in place by the National Electric Code (NEC) with features that deliver maximum usable space inside boxes and enclosures. The black glandnut on this connector is also highly visible and easily identifiable, indicating that the fitting is raintight. Additionally, the Space-Saver liquidtight connectors are designed for applications requiring a liquidtight conduit where the connector provides maximum usable space while also sealing out cutting oils, coolants, water, dust, moisture and water. This provides protection for conductors and can contribute to a reduction in downtime.

The Space-Saver ACB series connectors are designed for applications using AC, MC, or FMC, which is a SSACB series of fittings that combine the other Space-Saver features. This includes corrosion resistant, tubular steel construction, dual-gripping saddle design for strong secure terminations and a tri-head set screw for quick and easy installation. All Space-Saver Connectors are UL and cUL listed.

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Eaton offers a range of Crouse-Hinds series cable fittings, enclosures, plugs and receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components designed for the most demanding environments. These products serve customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

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