Reynolds Insulating "Bug" Fuse Cut-out

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical World

New York, NY, United States
p. 146, col. 2


Self-Insulating Fixture "Bug"


The most recent inspection regulations prohibit the use of the ordinary taped fusible cut-outs or fixture "bugs" usually placed in fixture canopies and connecting the fixture with the outlet wires. It has therefore been the practice to make either hard connections or cover the "bug" by some fireproof insulating shell, which is usually entirely separate from the cut-out proper, and is easily misplaced when re-fusing is necessary, and a condemned covering of tape substituted. The fusing of each separate outlet on a circuit has certain advantageous features if such protection as above mentioned could be absolutely assured.