April 25, 2024

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Hospitality management, restaurant owners and designers of industrial kitchens understand the importance of having convenient access to plug points, not only in high-temperature cooking areas, but also in food preparation facilities, washing-up bays and in outdoor serving and storage spaces.

Chefs, cleaning staff and waitrons rely on quality electrical fittings that are not only safe to use, but also provide reliable connections for electricity in hot, busy, risky areas. This is where specialists in the industry play a critical role.

Legrand’s ongoing research and development programme ensures every product meets the exact requirements of users all over the world. The company’s wide range of electrical products includes industrial plugs and sockets that have been designed for safe and dependable use indoors and outdoors.

Legrand industrial P17 Tempra Pro plugs and sockets have been developed for easy installation – even in tight spaces – and offer many important features, like water tightness, corrosion and impact resistance and temperature endurance. This means safe and reliable use anywhere in food preparation areas and in hot frying, grilling and baking facilities. These plugs and sockets are also safe for use in washing up areas where electrical components are normally vulnerable. P17 Tempra Pro plugs and sockets can even be installed outside on verandahs, in gardens, gazebos and storage facilities.

P17 Tempra Pro plugs and sockets – with capacities from 16 A to 125 A – conform to stringent quality, safety and environmental specifications. This range also meets strict fire safety standards relating to self-extinguishing products and complies with IEC 60309 fire reaction specifications.

Mobile and panel mounting sockets for interior and exterior use have an IP44 Index Protection rating to guard against projections of water from all directions. Straight plugs, with a screw connection, are available from 16 A to 32 A, from 100 to 500 V~ at 50/60 Hz.

The range also comprises IP 66/67/69 weatherproof mobile, panel mounting and surface mounting sockets that can withstand temporary immersion in water, for example during rain or floods. Straight plugs have a screw connection and are available from 16 A to 125 A, from 100 to 500 V~ at 50/60 Hz.

These durable devices also offer many benefits to the electrical contractor. Essential and intuitive features ensure simple installation in tight spaces, freeing up wiring space and ensuring quick, safe and accurate cable connection and maintenance procedures, under all conditions. Important features for professional installers include a good gripping product for easy handling, with compact dimensions for easy use in restricted spaces.

For user convenience, mobile products are supplied assembled and unlocked. Notable features include a quick opening and closing system, a removable terminal cover at the back of the panel mounting sockets for enhanced protection and clear marking for easy cable stripping. The option of using cables with ferrules is also available. For simple installation there is just one screw per terminal and an optimum wiring area allows easy connections.

This durable range – which is manufactured from polyamide 6, with anti-corrosion treated screws and stainless steel springs for the sprocket covers – has high resistance to chemical products and can withstand the harsh conditions in industrial and hospitality kitchens.

As part of Legrand’s commitment to environmental care, halogen-free recyclable materials, such as silicone and PVC, are used for IP44 products.

The P17 Tempra Pro range is fully compatible with Legrand’s industrial socket range and meets all site configurations. Customised configurations are also available for specific requirements.

Legrand’s Tempra range consists of surface and panel mounting sockets and plugs and mobile sockets with cable glands. Adaptors, appliance inlets and blanking caps enhance this range, which is available nationally from Legrand and its distributor network.

Apart from dependable use in industrial and commercial kitchens, these versatile components are designed for safe use in general industry, data centres, manufacturing and transport facilities, agriculture, as well as in commercial installations, like gyms, hospitals, shopping centres, hotels and schools.

Legrand specialists offer a technical advisory and support service to ensure selection of correct components that deliver high efficiencies and reliable performance for every project.

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