Qualtek, a leading manufacturer of AC receptacles, has introduced part number 739W-X2/50, a 20A NEMA 5-20R convenience outlet.
This outlet has been designed with a quick snap-in mounting configuration, and will work with panel thicknesses from 0.8mm to 1.8mm. 739W-X2/50 utilizes the same panel cutout as our popular 739W-X2/20 NEMA 5-20R outlet, so for existing applications this outlet can drop into place.
However, it does provide an alternative wiring configuration. During installation, Qualtek’s 739W-X2/50 line, neutral, and ground conductors feed through the side of the outlet versus Qualtek’s 739W-X2/20 where the conductors are fed through the top of the outlet. This gives the customer different options to mount the receptacle, up and down, instead of left and right enabling the plug to sit differently in applications such as a power strip.
Insulation displacement connections (IDC), eliminate the need for special tools, and are designed to be used with 12AWG solid copper conductors. The current capacity of this outlet is up to 20A at 125VAC, and is rated under the Component Recognition Program of Underwrites Laboratories, File No. E139605.
Qualtek part number 739W-X2/50 applications include outlet strips, Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), and industrial applications where an AC power outlet is needed.