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New Product Flash: Starline Plug-In Raceway By Universal Electric Corp.

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in New Product Flash

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Published on March 05, 2009 with No Comments

The Starline™ Plug-In Raceway from Universal Electric Corporation was designed to address the everchanging power distribution and datacom needs of university, hospital, research, pharmaceutical, and data labs. The product’s design offers flexibility, providing facility managers the ability to add or relocate electrical outlet plug-in modules anywhere on the raceway quickly and easily.

The Starline Plug-In Raceway offers a high degree of flexibility.

The Starline Plug-In Raceway offers a high degree of flexibility.

Insulated copper bus bars are preinstalled in the raceway sections. The user snaps the pre-assembled electrical outlet plug-in modules into place on the raceway backplane and the connection to power is made automatically without having to interrupt power. An optional datacom channel is available for data, video, and audio applications. Computer and phone jacks can also be placed at any location on the cable channel

The Plug-In Raceway system is tested to meet NEC and UL standards and carries the ETL mark. Joints and plug-in units require no maintenance.

The system is relocatable and scalable, allowing facility managers to expand, reconfigure or relocate the system anywhere they need power. It also helps to reduce installation time and related costs. In terms of safety and convenience, the Plug-In Raceway system allows the user to avoid large panel boards in a remote location and has greater flexibility without the confusion of determining which breaker corresponds to which outlet.

Available in 20, 40 or 60 Amps bussing; 120/208Vac or 277/480Vac; customizable lengths of raceway sections up to 10 feet; optional isolated ground; various plug-in modules are available complete with breaker and receptacle, and can be relocated anywhere on the raceway; plug-in modules are available in single phase and three phase configurations up to 30 amps; a variety of power feeds, elbows and fittings are available; field-cutting of elbows for precise jobsite fit; optional steel EMI shielding separator between channels.

The raceway is built with a smooth aluminum finish and its compact design requires minimal space.  Available in white or metallic silver finish.  Custom colors are available.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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