Appleton Electric, an Emerson Electric brand, offers high-quality electrical solutions for both hazardous and non-hazardous applications. Its headquarters is located in Rosemont, Illinois, USA. Read More









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Push ButtonsView all

  • Control Stations

    Designed for operating industrial equipment where flammable vapours, gases and dust are present or where washdown areas or humidity increase the corrosion risk. Factory-sealed to protect from damages caused by harsh conditions

  • Electrical Control Pilot Lights

    Provide alarm signaling, ON / OFF indication and changing conditions of machinery in chemical & manufacturing plants, laboratories and power generation applications. Can be mounted on control panels or machines to ease operator access

  • Emergency Stop Push Buttons with Contact Block

    Ideal for emergencies such as stopping machines or stalling a heavy duty press to keep workers safe. Feature polyamide body construction for high thermal stability and chemical resistance. Equipped with cover blanking plugs for cover drilling up to 30.5 mm diameter

  • Hazardous Location Control Station Accessories

    Push-button station covers, LED replacement bulbs and jewel guard assemblies used for protecting push-button control panels from damage in hazardous environments

  • Hazardous Location Control Station Switches

    Selector / push-button switch assemblies offered in 2- and 3-position modules. Suitable for controlling electrical equipment at power plants, paper processing industries, petroleum refineries and other potentially hazardous locations

  • Hazardous Location Control Stations

    Explosion- and flame-proof push button / pilot light / selector switch / dust cap control stations designed to contain explosions and prevent ignition in in hazardous atmosphere

  • Illuminated Push Button Operators

    Used with heavy machinery in hazardous locations to provide high visibility & fault proof switching operations. Provide rail mounting and are compatible with magnetic starters or contactors for remote control of motors. Can withstand temperatures between -40 & 60 degrees C

  • Legend Plates

    Aluminium-made half-round legend plates for use with control stations. Slow, fast, run, start, close, reset and several other legend plates available

  • Non-Illuminated Push Button Operators

    Suitable for turning equipment on or off and are used with industrial equipment, such as hydraulic lifts or presses for controlling startup and shutdown. Feature non-metallic construction with metal embedded grounding grids for low friction and increased flexibility

  • Non-Illuminated Push Buttons with Contact Blocks

    Used for switching industrial machinery & electrical equipment ON / OFF for production, manufacturing, automation and automotive applications. Equipped with a large, non-illuminated mushroom head for ease-of-operation. Come preassembled with an operator, contact blocks and caps

  • Panel Indicator Lights

    Ideal for installation in chemical and petrochemical plants or refineries. Equipped with factory sealed push buttons and a dust cap for use in moisture-prone areas and distinctly marked terminals with brass screws for quick, easy wiring

  • Pendant and Control Station Accessories
  • Pilot Light Lenses

    Recommended for use with pilot lights to indicate the status of industrial circuits and associated equipment in power generation as well as distribution applications. Provide changing conditions, alarm signaling and ON / OFF indication. Offered in red, blue, green & white colours

  • Pushbutton Accessories
  • Pushbutton Contact Blocks

SwitchesView all

  • Cable Pull Switch Accessories

    Installation accessories, such as conduit plugs, mounting brackets, emergency stop switches and torsion springs designed for use with Appleton Electric cable pull switches and conveyors

  • Cable Pull Switches

    Provide an easily accessible emergency stop signal having internal mechanism latches on pulled and slackened cable. Help in stopping the running equipment from a specified distance in an emergency. Offer easy operations while being positioned along the cables

  • Hazardous Location Cable Pull Switches

    Allow users to signal emergency stop or normal stop; ideal replacement for alarms and computer interface. Widely used in steel mills, mining ores, warehouses and docks

  • Hazardous Location Tumbler Switch Accessories

    Widely installed in refineries and chemical plants for preventing electrical arcing during connect and disconnect operations. Available in different current, voltage and power rating variants

  • Hazardous Location Tumbler Switches

    Intended to break the circuit whenever a ground fault is detected while making or changing connections in an electrical circuit. Suitable for places where flammable vapours, gases or highly combustible metal dusts are present

  • Lighting Photocontrols

    Used in outdoor and indoor applications such as street lights, roadways and parking lots to save energy. Help in turning lights off at dawn and on at dusk. Feature a built-in delay to resist false cycling due to lightning or car headlights

  • Miniature Pushbutton Switches

    Designed for switching functions on electric motors, power tools, light fixtures and other electrical appliances. Capable of withstanding temperatures ranging from -40 to 55 degrees C. Can be used for printed circuit boards, panel mount and surface mount applications

  • Non-Illuminated Selector Switch Operators

    Ideal for switching electrical equipment in automation, automotive, power distribution and production line applications. Widely used whenever more than one controls are needed. Compatible with mounting bases, contact blocks and LED modules

  • Non-Illuminated Selector Switches with Contact Block

    Recommended for switching on / off electronic and electrical equipment in manufacturing plants. Can operate machines at different settings and come integrated with a contact block for easy installation

  • Specialty Switches

    Dust-ignition proof, explosion proof non-sealed tumbler switches used in chemical & petrochemical plants and refineries to resist arcing of enclosed switches in combustible atmospheres during connect & disconnect operation of light power loads and lightings

  • Switch Accessories

    Include gangs, handles and switch covers for use with compatible switches as maintenance or repair parts and for enhancing switch functionality. Mostly compatible with miniature push button, rotary, toggle, rocker, biometric and snap-switches

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Plugs and ReceptaclesView all

  • Hazardous Location Plugs and Receptacles

    CSA certified aluminium / iron plugs and receptacles featuring dead-end / feed-thru hubs. Used to avoid unnecessary power interruptions and ensure safe electrical connections. Available in different hp ratings, hub sizes and finishes

  • Mechanical Interlock Devices

    UL listed disconnect switches used to prevent electrical arcing when an equipment is used in adverse environments. Available in fused or non-fused versions

  • Midget Locking Devices
  • Pin and Sleeve Device Accessories

    NEMA 3, 3R, 4, 4X rated ground lug kits, bushing bags, crown bushing, threaded covers and spring covers made for protecting plug contacts from excessive moisture, dirt and corrosion

  • Pin and Sleeve Devices

    NEC / CEC compliant clamping ring plugs and connector bodies designed to supply power to generator units, compressors and pumps on shipping docks and ports. Available in 30, 60,100 and 150 amp variants

  • Plug and Connector Boots
  • Straight Blade Plugs

Electrical BoxesView all



The Appleton Electric catalogue includes power distribution equipment, lighting solutions, control devices, weatherproof boxes, enclosures, fittings, control stations and related accessories. The plugs and receptacles manufactured by Appleton Electric are NEMA 3X and 4X rated to provide safe and reliable power / data transmission and avoid power interruptions. To increase the safety and efficiency of workers in dark environments, the brand offers a complete range of lighting products, including area, task, flood, emergency and portable lights.

Things To Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

Appleton Electric part numbers cross-reference to various Schneider Electric, Square D, Hubbell & Dayton products. So, if you're looking for an Appleton Electric part that is either obsolete or out of stock, chances are we have the equivalent item available.


Appleton Electric products are suitable for courier shipment & air freight. They require simple packaging.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to install a receptacle?

Outlets can be installed with the ground plug hole facing up, down or sideways, according to the electrical code.

When connected with connectors or receptacles, are plugs protected from washdowns or excessive moisture and water?

Powertite plugs, connectors & receptacles comply with NEMA 4 & 4X standards. The clamping ring on the front end of 30, 60, 100 and 150A plugs has a neoprene gasket, ensuring a watertight seal when threaded onto the connector or receptacle's sleeve.

What are Appleton illuminated push button operators?

These push buttons are used with heavy machinery in hazardous locations to provide high visibility & fault proof of switching operations. They are compatible with magnetic starters or contactors for remote control of motors.

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