Catalog No. 301 - Socket Safety Clip

Socket Safety Clip
No indication of a “bad” socket gap/loss of spring force using the socket safety clip
Red indication of a “bad” socket gap/loss of spring force

TESCO’s Socket Safety Clip has been designed to give meter technicians a way to temporarily reassure that a hot socket will not affect a faulty meter socket jaw. The danger zone of a meter socket jaw is 5 lbs. of holding force. At 5 lbs. arcing can occur, resulting in a more serious problem, failure, or electrical fire. The Socket Safety Clip improves the holding force of a meter socket jaw to close to 20 lbs., and can withstand temperatures beyond 400°F. This temporary solution simply clips around the jaws of a meter socket until the socket can be replaced.

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The TESCO Socket Safety Clip (Catalog No. 301) gives utilities an alternate option to disconnecting the service. The Socket Safety Clip is intended for one-time use, and is recommended for each jaw, regardless of the quantity of faulty jaws per meter socket.

Note: TESCO Socket Safety Clips are a temporary solution when repair is needed. The Socket Safety Clips can remain installed on good meter sockets for improving the holding force. The Socket Safety Clips are intended for one-time use only.

How long can a TESCO Safety Socket Clip (Cat. 301) be kept in service on an energized socket?

This is a temporary solution. Please replace the bad socket within 30-100 days. This device is designed to improve a hot socket situation once it has been found, but it stills needs to be replaced as soon as possible.

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  • Single-piece, injection molded with non-conductive, highly-durable, high-temperature plastic
  • Improves holding force to 20 lbs. per meter socket jaw
  • Temporary solution to alleviate disconnecting service
  • UL-94 VO Flame Rating
  • Designed to withstand temperatures beyond 400°F


40/Bag (Catalog No. 301-40); 200/Carton (Catalog No. 301-200)
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