Hubbell Wiring Devices


Revolutionizing Electrical Installations: How Hubbell Wiring Devices Screwless Terminating Design for Twist-Lock Devices Improves Installation Time by 80%

One notable advancement that is making waves in the industry is the screwless terminating design for Twist-Lock devices. This revolutionary approach not only enhances
installation speed but also improves security and reliability. In this blog post, we'll delve into how this technology is transforming electrical installations and saving valuable time for installers.

The Evolution of Hubbell Wiring Devices Twist-Lock Devices: Traditionally, Hubbell Twist-Lock devices have been relied upon for their secure connections and robust design. However, the installation process often involved tedious screw terminals, which required precise tightening and were time-consuming. Recognizing the need for a faster and more efficient solution, Hubbell Wiring Devices introduced the screwless terminating design, ushering in a new era of convenience and productivity.

Technicians simply insert the wire and press the plunger to secure, done!

The unique, patented design even increases performance over time. The advantage comes from heavy-duty internal levered springs that continue to apply pressure as wire strands relax. The device grabs wires tight and holds them tight for the long term, regardless of external factors. Vibration and thermal cycling present in harsh industrial applications actually help Hubbell Wiring Twist-Lock devices deliver a consistent, reliable connection.

As demand for faster, safer, and more efficient solutions continues to grow, screwless termination stands out as a game-changer in the industry. With its myriad benefits, it's no wonder that electricians are embracing Hubbell Wiring Devices new innovation with open arms, paving the way for a more efficient and productive future in electrical engineering.

Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors

Written by Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems on August 05, 2019

Enhanced Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors from Hubbell
Wiring Device-Kellems Ensure Critical Power Delivery in Harsh Environments.

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems announces a new line of Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors, with high-performance features that improve safety and productivity during the power-delivery process.

The new Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors incorporate the best features from Hubbell’s existing watertight plugs and connectors and combine them with impressive new characteristics to boost performance and increase user safety.

To help installers easily see the LED indicators embedded inside the devices – which indicate power and wiring conditions – a translucent, over-mold elastomer provides a visual indication of miswiring:

  • Green = correct power and wiring (okay)
  • Red = incorrect power and wiring (check)
  • Off – no power

To make washdown easier, this enhanced line of Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors features a smoother body that reduces the opportunity for debris buildup. In addition, elastomer cone seals can be adjusted to fit a variety of cord sizes to prevent dirt, debris, mold, and water from collecting at cable entrances. This cone seal also provides additional strain relief.

“With these enhancements, Hubbell can offer a high-performance solution for any watertight application,” says Mike Williams, product manager at Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “Our new watertight plugs and connectors truly make a difference in unforgiving conditions where power is critical to maintaining uptime.”

Watertight Wiring Condition Plugs and Connectors can deliver power in the harshest of environments, including factories and food and beverage, agriculture, construction, and outdoor environments. They are UL 498 Listed, NSF and CSA C22.2 No. 42 certified, and IP69K rated to perform despite mud, standing water, frequent use, and temperature fluctuations. Built with impact-resistant TPE housing and PBT nuts, the plugs and connectors aren’t impacted by chemicals or abuse.


IEC Pin & Sleeve

Written by Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems on July 11, 2019

As the only manufacturer of IEC Pin and Sleeve Devices in North America, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is excited to announce the redesign of its superior-performing IEC Pin and Sleeve Device – now offering improved durability and increased installation efficiency.A new shrouded arm cover protects the device from damage while internal torque tabs on the locking ring facilitate proper gasket engagement for enhanced environmental protection.

To support faster installation right from the start, the device is ready as soon as it arrives – no need to back out screws to prep for wiring. Instead, cable-end components are shipped in a separate bag. To prevent screwdriver slippage, the IEC Pin and Sleeve Device also features pocketed screws on the same side as the strain relief. Installers no longer have to flip the device back and forth to torque down on the cable.

For better performance in any environment, all devices now have a V0 flammability rating for improved safety. To withstand wet and harsh environments, devices feature UL Witnessed IP69k and UL Type 4X and 12 environmental ratings. In addition, horsepower ratings have been increased on all amperages to broaden the types of applications where these devices can be used.

“This product redesign is an excellent example of the ways in which Hubbell continues to improve the safety, efficiency, and performance of its devices,” says Greg McAleer, product manager at Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “The new IEC Pin and Sleeve Device takes the best and makes it better, offering even more new safety, performance, and time-saving features and benefits.”

IEC Pin and Sleeve Devices were designed specifically for use in manufacturing environments, food and beverage, entertainment venues, construction applications, convention centers, data centers, and fast-food environments.


60A Convention Center Pin and Sleeve Devices

Written by Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems on May 10, 2019

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is excited to announce its newest offering of 60A, 4P 5W, 277/480V AC, pin and sleeve devices. Specifically designed and built for the demanding needs of Convention Centers to provide reliable performance for power distribution.

These devices are certified to UL 1682 & UL 2305, with a light-weight, low profile, polycarbonate construction, that mate with the current installed base, and can accept both round and flat cable.


  • Full Line: Plug, Connector, Receptacle, Inlet60A, 4P 5W, 277/480V AC
  • Manufactured in a durable light-weight polycarbonate construction to withstand heavy impact
  • Mates with existing installed base
  • Single device that accepts both round and flat cable
  • Brass pins to maximize conductivity
  • First to mate and last to break ground pin

For more information about Hubbell’s new Pin and Sleeve devices, contact your Hubbell sales representative or visit


inREACH Industrial and Industrial Weatherproof Cord Reels

Written by Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems on May 03, 2019

To provide even more options for safe, effective wire management, Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is pleased to announce two newly redesigned cord reels: the Industrial Cord Reel and the Industrial Weatherproof Cord Reel.

Designed to meet the demands of harsh environments while also providing cord and power management, inREACH Cord Reels can be mounted to a ceiling, wall, or bench for flexibility in a variety of applications. An improved mounting bracket allows users to begin installation during the early stages of a project, reducing trim-out time and the labor associated with installing reels toward the end of a job when time savings is a factor.

inREACH Cord Reels are available in a variety of sizes in both white and yellow. They can be used outdoors or indoors in washdown environments, with several features that make them ideal for commercial and industrial environments:

    • Corrosion-resistant cast aluminum construction that resists impact
    • Positive latch mechanism to automatically maintain desired cord lengths
    • Ratchet lock that allows for constant tension when needed
    • Designed for use with 15 amp, 20 amp, and 30 amp industrial products

“Our new mounting solution is designed to help installers maximize efficiency,” says Benny Thomas, Product Manager at Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “This revamped Hubbell solution is just another example of how we’re helping our customers with all of their wire management needs.”


Circuit-Lock® Disconnects with LED Indicators

Written by Hubbell Wiring Systems on March 29, 2019

Hubbell Circuit-Lock® Disconnects with LED Indicators
Redefine Safety Benchmarks

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems redefined the benchmark for motor disconnect safety with its inSIGHT™ phase-indicating technology.  Six LEDs (3 line side/3 load side) incorporated into the cover provide users critical information. This inSIGHT™ phase-indicating technology is now available in 30A, 60A and 100A.

The integral LEDs provide both safety and convenience benefits. Electrical status of each phase is now within sight and clearly displayed on the cover. Users are provided a secondary way to visually confirm make/break on all phases. Furthermore, the LEDs provide insight about the electrical status of the switch within the enclosure prior to removing the cover. Personnel can quickly and safely identify abnormal conditions such as a welded contact or dropped phase. The inSIGHT™ clearly differentiates itself with features you can literally see.

inSIGHT™ disconnect switches are available in non-metallic and stainless-steel versions, with or without a jog switch. For retrofit applications, replacement covers are available to use in existing installations.

When locked in the “off” position, the high-visibility red rotary handle complies with OSHA lockout/tagout requirements. When in the “on” position, the cover cannot be opened.

The disconnect switch’s IP69k rating means that it can withstand high-pressure, high-temperature washdowns. It is also certified for use in food processing applications by NSF, and is UL Listed for Type 4X and 12 enclosures.

“Safety personnel have been thrilled with the 30A inSIGHT™.” says Greg McAleer, senior product manager for Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “The biggest question has been is it available in 60A and 100A?  I’m happy to now be able to say yes!”


250V SNAPConnect Tamper-Resistant Single Receptacle

Written by Hubbell Wiring Systems on March 18, 2019

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is excited to announce the launch of its new 250V SNAPConnect Tamper-Resistant Single Receptacle in response to demand from distributors, engineers, and contractors.

These devices were designed in response to the changes made to the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) requiring 250V receptacles to be tamper resistant everywhere 125V tamper-resistant are mandated. Featuring Hubbell’s best-in-class tamper-resistant shutters, inserting a plug is as easy as plugging into a standard receptacle – even with historically problematic plugs.

For improved safety, the 250V SNAPConnect Tamper-Resistant Single Receptacle is keyed and molded in black to prevent confusion and mis-mating with 125V devices.

Time and labor savings add up quickly with these receptacles which install three minutes faster than conventional devices. Modular wiring eliminates screw terminals and further improves installation efficiency. An impact-resistant nylon face and base ensure long-lasting reliability even in heavy-use applications.

The 250V SNAPConnect Tamper-Resistant Single Receptacle is designed to connect power to commercial packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units often seen in hotels and motels, schools, dorms, childcare facilities, medical and dental offices, and waiting rooms.

“This product has long been requested by customers and we’re thrilled to offer it,” says Mike Zimmel, product manager for Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems. “The devices are available in our standard colors with solid and stranded pigtail connectors”


USB SNAPConnect Fast Charge Receptacle

Written by Hubbell Wiring Systems on March 11, 2019

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems is pleased to announce the new SNAPConnect USB Charger receptacle. SNAPConnect USB with Fast Charge technology allows for communication between the USB device and Fast Charge capable phones to deliver power quickly.

The SNAPConnect USB Charger receptacle combines the installation benefits of the modular SNAPConnect device with the best in class Hubbell USB. SNAPConnect USB receptacles are ideal to compliment high volume projects. The SNAPConnect USB receptacles are installed using the modular connector which gives customers the ability to quickly upgrade technology, when converting an existing SNAPConnect receptacle to a USB charger in a snap!

Hubbell's new USB chargers feature Type A and C USB ports, making this a transitional device between legacy Type A USB and new Type C technology. The Type C port offers up to 9 volts of USB output for Fast Charge. This device will communicate with the phone to provide 5V or 9V, based on the phone make and model. The USB Type A port offers high power 3 amps at 5 volts. The USB ports are capable of charging two tablets simultaneously and are rated for a minimum 10,000 cord insertions and removals to assure good connection and longevity.

The receptacle mounts in any single or two-gang box and is available in black, brown, gray, ivory, light almond and white.