PowerPlus EPL Explosionproof Lighting and Heat Tracing Panelboards
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PowerPlus EPL Explosionproof Lighting and Heat Tracing Panelboards

Crouse-Hinds series PowerPlus panelboards provide premium factory sealed and value non-factory sealed solutions for the protection and distribution of lighting, power and heat tracing circuits.

EPL explosionproof lighting panelboards are used for branch power distribution and circuit protection to motors, valves, pumps, lighting, heat tracing, etc.  Certified for use in Class I, Division 1 and Zone 1 hazardous areas, this panel solution is designed, engineered and manufactured to be the industry’s safest and most dependable panelboard for hazardous area locations.

PowerPlus EPL Explosionproof Lighting and Heat Tracing Panelboards

Certifications and compliances


  • Class I, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups B†, C, D
  • Class I, Zones 1 & 2, IIB + H2
  • Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G
  • Class II, Division 2, Groups F, G
  • Class III
  • NEMA/EEMAC 3, 4, 4X‡, 7B†CD, 9EFG, 12
  • CSA Enc. 3, 4, 5
  • UL standards: UL67, UL1203
  • cUL (to CSA standard C22.2 Nos. 29, 30)
  • IP65
  • Enclosure interrupt rating: 10 kAIC - Group B; 65 kAIC - Groups C, D

†Group B and IIB + H2 is standard on all PowerPlus panels, but requires special brackets to be installed on breakers to ensure long-term operability of circuit breakers.  To order with brackets installed at factory, add suffix GB.  For field installable kit, order EXD-GB-KIT for Sizes B, C and D separately.

‡NEMA 4X rating is available when ordered with suffix S752 or S753.

Design features

  • Corrosion-resistant Type 4X breather and drain
  • High quality silver-plated copper bus system
  • OSHA compliant lockout/tagout capability
  • Spring loaded, quick release, captive stainless steel cover bolts
  • Optional hinged stainless steel ice/dust shield
  • Integrated steel lifting eye mounted on top side of each panel
  • Manufactured with an external flange design to allow for a wide unobstructed cover opening
  • Superior self-aligning breaker operators designed for both field and factory installation
  • Factory sealed and fully wired for maximum available circuits
  • All terminal blocks come fully wired with each contact numbered for easy connecting of branch entries
  • Heavy gauge 316L stainless steel terminal housings supplied with three removable gland plates
  • High integrity gasket provides a watertight seal
  • Available with GFI and/or EPD breakers

Standard materials

  • Circuit breaker enclosure body and cover – copper-free aluminum
  • Terminal housing – type 316L stainless steel or copper-free aluminum
  • Gasket – neoprene (cast aluminum enclosure); foam-in-place (stainless steel enclosure)
  • Operating handles – copper-free aluminum
  • Operating shafts and bushings, cover bolts, washers, hinges, breather/drain, retractile springs – stainless steel
  • Circuit breaker operators – non-metallic
  • Lifting bracket – electrogalvanized cold rolled steel
  • Chassis – silver-plated copper
  • Breather cap – Delrin non-metallic material
  • Neutral and ground bar – tin-plated aluminum

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