Thomas & Betts unveils versatile non-metallic boxes for power and data

Thomas & Betts Corporation

Single-gang and double-gang Carlon® blue boxes configured for wood or steel, new or old work with large size to accommodate modern equipment

Carlon® by Thomas & Betts, a member of the ABB Group, is introducing its most versatile single- and double-gang boxes, reconfigured to mount in new or old wood or steel stud construction, vertically or horizontally.

While the versatility of the new box allows customers to carry one box for multiple uses — reducing SKUs — the large size of the new Carlon box design allows it to accommodate bulky dimmers and modern switches with plenty of room for wiring. The double-gang can also accommodate data and power connections side-by-side with the addition of an optional slide-in divider.

Installation is easy with captive nails and internal screw guides to speed the work. A breakaway flange allows for easy adaptation to old-work settings and internal mounts allow users to adjust the depth of installation.

The single-gang unit encloses 24.5 cubic inches of interior space. The double-gang encloses 48 cubic inches.
All come in the familiar Carlon blue, because inspectors know that blue boxes meet code.

“The innovative design of our newest Carlon blue boxes will save our customers time and money in a variety of ways,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director, Installation Products, at ABB Electrification Products. “The fact that a single box can be used in wood or steel construction, in old or new work, and hung vertically or horizontally, means that customers can reduce SKUs. Why carry multiple boxes for multiple job types when you can carry just one? The new larger sizes will end the need to fit wires tightly behind bulky switches, such as dimmers. And the double-gang’s capacity to handle data and power in the same box will be invaluable for many modern commercial and office installations, all with the reliability and easy code compliance of the Carlon brand. Truly, a great value.”

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. www.abb.com