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I had previously tested Leviton hospital grade outlets, but found them to be terrible, having a nasty signature *AFTER* breakin. They had a bronze contact system. Looking through home depot last night, I came across a type I hadn't seen before. Gray body, nylon, triple wipe contacts, rear 'clamping plate' type wire insertion, but most curiously- the contacts appear to be copper (or, if not copper, a VERY light shade of bronze). These are industrial nylon units, I only found the copper/bronze in the grey type (sorry, can't find the part number)
Just a heads up to outlet testers out there. My first inclination is that they'd sound like their hospital grades of similar construction, but not one to assume full knowledge, I'll test them out anyway.. at the bare minimum they're a quality build, and will hold up.
Did you happen to catch the model number? I wonder if it's the non-plated Wattgate starting to surface.
No, sorry, don't remember the model # but the construction does indeed contain some steel parts, the backing plate appears to be steel, the contact screws are nickel plated on the neutral, the ground screw and back-feed clamping plates appear to be steel as well.
I hope it is true. P & S has gone downhill by switching to magnetic metal side screws on some of their industrial grade outlets. Many of the rear loaders also have steel binder plates.
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