Thursday, January 19, 2012

Genius Moment - Carlon Pop-Up Receptacle

There are some kitchen innovations that I must have. Here's another:

The Carlon Pop-Up Kitchen Receptacle from Thomas & Betts provides a GFCI outlet on islands or peninsulas where general wall outlets aren't necessarily practical. Aside from being better looking that an end mounted outlet, it prevents lots of potential safety hazards from lower hanging electrical cords.


In the rare event that a spill gets near the outlet, a gasket seals the electrical components from liquids preventing an damage or unsafe moments.

It's really easy to use... just lightly press down and the outlet pops up!


The Carlon Pop-Up Receptacle fits neatly in any kitchen or other workstation top. It also meets the new UL and FEC specs for counter receptacles.


As always, you should check your local code to make sure they are compliant.



photos via Thomas & Betts

15 comments:

  1. I received a quote from Kirby Risk... $323.08 for the Nickel version.

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  2. Thanks for posting that info- Always good to shop around!

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  3. This sucks...despite how they advertise everywhere, they are NOT CSA compliant for kitchen countertops as they are only 15amp, and you require 20amp to meet Canadian electrical code, or alternatively have the upper and lower receptacle be on a separate 15ampm which they are not.

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    1. State Inspection Authority, Inc.July 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

      In response to the Anonymous 5/11/2012 incorrect statements.

      The receptacle is permitted to be a duplex 15 amp (having more than one receptacle) as long as it is fed by a 20 amp circuit and it's designed to be 20 amp feed through.

      I have no affiliation with this manufacturer, just couldn't resist the temptation to respond to the ignorant, incorrect statements.

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    2. Much appreciated for the correct info!

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    3. No CSA approval, T&B will not supply in Canada, as per conversation with T&B sales rep.

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  4. These are now fully CSA compliant for installation in Canada.

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  5. On my dream kitchen design, I will have this installed on many parts of the room. This really does the trick, imagine how you could install not only power outlets but USB outlet connected to your home system. You can even put some sensors in it. This will surely be a must have if your planning to get rid of some unnecessary wall mounted power outlets.

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  6. Talk about ergonomic design. I do suppose that receptacle will not need additional fuses, yes? It would be a bother if such an invention would be far more taxing than useful.

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  7. Another alternative with many colors to chose from is www.evoline-usa.com. 15A 125 Vac and CSA approved.

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  8. My husband and I tried to order this product and was told by the company we tried to order it from that there is a design flaw. They would not sell us the product until the design is corrected.

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  9. My supplier said there has been a design hold for about a year now, with no projected end date. They are not taking orders... 8(

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    1. I'm afraid you're correct. Talked with the manufacturer a short time ago and they said there was no end in sight.

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  10. Did anyone know if this pop-up receptacle is available in Toronto, Canada ? I think my electrician mentioned that these kind of pop-up receptacle needs to be hard-wired in order to meet the code on a kitchen island.... Please advise...

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