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Steel City® RPT6 Recessed Poke-Through Floor Box Maximizes Cabling Capacity

New Thomas & Betts Floor Box Provides Recessed Service in 6-Inch Holes

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 21, 2016 – Steel City® RPT6 recessed poke-through floor boxes, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), provide maximized capacity for power and communications wiring in single-core drill locations at the second floor and above in commercial buildings. 

The recessed service conceals devices below the floor level.

“The Steel City RPT6 recessed poke-through floor box offers a configurable solution for high-capacity power wiring and communications cabling,” Ralph Donati, product marketing director at T&B, said. “Given the limitations on the number of holes the builder may drill in a floor, the builder must provide the maximum capacity in each location. The Steel City RPT6 recessed poke-through floor box provides 3-gang service with more capacity than in more typical 3-inch and 4-inch holes.”

The Steel City RPT6 recessed poke-through floor box is compatible with off-the-shelf wiring devices, while its center compartment will accept GFCI outlets, as well as 20-amp and 30-amp twist-lock devices. The configurable compartment bottom junction box includes four plates enabling a contractor or specifier to run varying sizes of conduit through 1 ¼-, 1 ½- or 2-inch knockouts. Units are available with solid brass, brushed aluminum or black covers. 

The Steel City RPT6 recessed poke-through floor box is rated for the UL® 263 two-hour fire test.

All T&B floor boxes are now available prewired and preconfigured though the eFab™ department. 

For more information about the Steel City RPT6 recessed poke-through floor box from T&B, please visit and look for Steel City on the “Brands” tab, or call (800) 238-5000.

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit