Diving Deep into the PUFP Models
For a lower-profile pop-up outlet, consider the PUFP model. This rectangular pop-up outlet is a smaller option than the PUR models, making it a great alternative for spaces that can’t accommodate the PUR tower.
Read below for a deeper understanding of each PUFP model – we are breaking down the capabilities of each model, installation guidelines, and access details, including electrical ratings.
PUFP-CT: 15-Amp Power and 2 Smart-Charging USB
The PUFP-CT 15A pop-up outlet boasts the same charging capabilities as the PUR15A, including 2 smart charging USB ports that share 3.6A and automatically adjust their charging power for your device. The smaller unit features a button that releases the pop-up from a closed position. This button removes the need to pull the unit upward.
The PUFP-CT 15A outlet is ETL listed to code 3176286 in the United States and Canada. The PUR20 is also IP44 rated, which is an ingress protection rating protecting the unit from liquid exposure. This protection rating guarantees that when the unit is closed and encounters water, no water can enter the unit through the sides of the bezel. This pop-up outlet also meets NEC code 406.5E, which accounts for liquid spills up to 32 ounces. This standard protection makes the pop-up a perfect fit for your kitchen counter. The PUFP-CT 15A is designed for indoor use only.
Unlike the PUR models, PUFP models require hardwiring connections for installation. Enlist the professional help from a licensed electrician who can help safely install this pop-up receptacle. Cut a 4 1/16” x 4 1/16” hole in the desired countertop. Install the unit from underneath the countertop using the provided adhesive. Run the wire through a rear knockout in the back box, and then connect the stripped wires to the terminal block. Push as much wire out of the box as possible, and then lay the remaining wire flat in the bottom of the back box.
From the counter-side of the unit, press the pop-up button. Attach the two screws provided for installation to the back box. Then, test the opening speed. Open the pop-up from the closed position, and then determine if the opening mechanism is moving smoothly at the right rate. To adjust the opening speed of the pop-up, adjust the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
The pop-up requires 3 ½” inches below the counter and a counter thickness between ½ and 2 inches. These measurements are key to note, as these pop-up outlets require appropriate clearance below the counter top.
PUFP-CT: 20-Amp GFCI-Protected Power
The PUFP-CT 20A pop-up outlet features the same GFCI protection and power as the PUR20A pop-up. This smaller unit features a button that releases the pop-up from a closed position. This button removes the need to pull the unit upward.
The PUFP-CT 20A outlet is ETL listed to code 3176286 in the United States and Canada. The PUR20 conforms to UL code 514A and 498, and the pop-up meets NEC code 406.5E, which accounts for liquid spills up to 32 ounces. This standard protection makes the pop-up a perfect fit for your kitchen counter. The PUFP-CT 20A is designed for indoor use only.
To access your pop-up outlet, simply press the button at the base of the unit. When you are finished using the pop-up outlet, press the top of the unit and push it into the counter until it latches closed.