Eaton Introduces New Cutler-Hammer® Circuit Analyzer

5/12/04 - Pittsburgh, PA... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the introduction of its Cutler-Hammer® Circuit Analyzer. Contractors and electrical inspectors now have the ability to quickly, easily and accurately troubleshoot AFCI/GFCI devices, while also testing for faulty wiring conditions.

Eaton has drawn on its experience and expertise as developers of AFCI technology to deliver this practical testing and measurement tool. The company's knowledge of AFCI breakers, specifically, resulted in the development of a patented feature of the analyzer, which enables users to verify a grounded neutral with the push of a button.

"The Circuit Analyzer is another example of our ability to deliver applicable marketplace solutions," said Dave Tallman, vice-president and general manager of Eaton's Residential Products Division. "Increased functionality separates it from the competition. It's a natural extension of our current AFCI product offerings."

In addition to testing AFCI circuits, this unit provides testing of both 30mA and 5mA GFCI devices.

The Circuit Analyzer (Catalog #AFGFTESTER) comes with a host of accessories:

• An alligator clip attachment to test hard-wired circuits that lack receptacles, such as smoke detectors

• An adapter for converting two-prong receptacles, often found in older homes, to three-prong receptacles

• A light socket adapter for AFCI testing when no receptacle is available

About Eaton Eectrical
In the electrical industry, Eaton is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, Eaton provides customer-driven solutions under several brand names, including Cutler-Hammer®, Durant®, Heinemann®, Holec® and MEM®. Eaton serves customers in the industrial, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets. For more information, visit

About Eaton
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2003 sales of $8.1 billion. Eaton is a global leader in fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management systems and powertrain controls for fuel economy; and intelligent drivetrain systems for fuel economy and safety in trucks. Eaton has 51,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit


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