Lex Products Awarded US Patent on PowerGateTM Company Switch


Lex Products Corp. has been awarded US Patent No. 7,136,278 B2 for its PowerGATETM Company Switch.

The PowerGateTM Company Switch is the main power distribution connection point for a wide variety of entertainment venues such as theatres, convention centers, studios, and arenas.

“Our team is constantly working on ways to make our products safer and easier to use,” says Bruce Allen, president of Lex Products and the “Inventor of record.” “The PowerGateCompany Switch patent is another example of hard work and great customer feedback, creating a product the market can really use,” he adds.

The Lex PowerGate Company Switch features a 100% rated circuit breaker, which, unlike 80% rated thermo magnetic types, are not subject to nuisance tripping due to ambient temperature. The connectors are interlocked to the breaker, so that connections cannot be made or broken under load, an important safety feature.

Both cam and lug connections are behind the access door when in use, eliminating accidental disconnects, unauthorized access and/or tampering with connections.

This unique arrangement of the cam and lug combinations and the compact enclosure allows for both sets of cables to drape downward, thus providing for a lower profile against the wall.

“We are all very pleased to have been awarded a Patent from the US government; it definitely reflects our culture of innovation here at Lex,” concludes Allen.

The Lex PowerGate Company Switch is UL Listed (USA) and CUL (Canada) Listed and is also available in a NEMA 3R Weatherproof version.

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