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Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ Provides Easy Electrical Access on Outdoor Raised Decks

New Thomas & Betts Product Installs Easily in Wood and Composite Decks

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May, 16, 2013 – The new Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ from Thomas & Betts provides a quick, neat and economical way to create access to line-voltage power on outdoor raised decks, whether they are made from wood or composites. The Deck Grommet™ features rugged construction that safely secures the electrical extension cord connection just below the deck surface. The cover design allows the cord to exit while maintaining NEMA 3R integrity.

“The Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ is constructed to withstand outdoor conditions as it seals out moisture and debris, even while in use,” said Chad Smith, director, product management at Thomas & Betts. “Homeowners now have convenient access to an electrical power supply on their decks, enabling them to use laptops, audio systems, lighting, small appliances, lawn and garden equipment, fans, and water feature pumps.” 

The Red•Dot® Deck Grommet™ includes mounting hardware for fastening to the deck and a strain-relief clamp and screw for securing an outdoor-rated extension cord (not included). Installation requires a jigsaw and Phillips-head screwdriver. It is compact to save space and be easily concealed. Available in black, its surface can be painted to match any décor.

Other features include a shrouded cover that protects the extension cord from impact and weather. The cover assembly’s snap-in design makes it easy to install.

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn.