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Palatine, Ill. – June 15, 2010 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the addition of the Square D® by Schneider Electric Standby Power Quick Connect (SPQ) Tap Box solutions to its Integrated Power and Control Solutions (IPaCS) portfolio. The IPaCS SPQ Tap Box solutions provide facilities with a simple, safe connection link between transfer equipment, such as key-interlocked breakers and transfer switches, to a portable generator. Designed, tested and manufactured to UL standards, two versions of the IPaCS Tap Boxes, the SPQTB and SPQCL, offer a wide range of solutions for safe generator connections.

The SPQTB Tap Box is a termination box with a lug-in/lug-out design for generators with bare wire leads. Key features of the SPQTB Tap Box include:

- Generator connection lugs that are suitable for use with type W cables.
- Availability in both 400A and 800A ratings and can be used in applications up to a 600V maximum.
- Designed, manufactured and tested to UL 1773 standards.
- N-3R enclosed for outdoor installations.

The SPQCL version uses color coded cam-lock connectors for quick connection to the generator leads.

CUBE Key design features of the SPQCL Tap Box include:

- Safety features designed in including color-coded cam-lock receptacles (male end) marked for connection sequence and barriers installed over the mechanical lugs.
- Hinged bottom access door for easy connection to cam-lock receptacles.
- Availability in both 400A and 600A ratings and can be used in applications up to a 480V maximum.
- Designed, manufactured and tested to UL 1008SB standards.
- N-3R enclosed for outdoor installations.

For more information on the Square D by Schneider Electric IPaCS SPQ Tap Box and other power management solutions visit http://www.schneider-electric.us/products-services/products/integrated-power-and-control-solutions-ipacs-equipment/standby-power-connection-solutions/

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 100,000+ employees achieved sales of more than $22 billion in 2009, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”  www.schneider-electric.us


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