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Carlon

1-Gang 20 cu. in. New Work Electrical Ceiling Box with Captive Nails

  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
$ 1 05
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Product Overview

  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
The Carlon Zip Box Blue 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Non-Metallic Ceiling Box is designed for use with non-metallic sheathed cable in accordance with Article 314 of the National Electric Code. Great for residential and light commercial applications, the box is made with polycarbonate, is listed for use with masonry walls and can be used with 90° C-conductors. It meets NEMA OS-2 and is fire rated and UL listed for safety.
  • Use to support fixtures up to 50 lbs.
  • Not intended for fan support
  • Thermoplastic construction resists rust and won't conduct electricity
  • Installs with captive nails, ground lug and screw (included)
  • Built-in cable clamps hold wires firmly in place
  • UL listed

Product Overview

  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
Model #: B520A-UPC
Sku #: 202576
Internet #: 205322767

The Carlon Zip Box Blue 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Non-Metallic Ceiling Box is designed for use with non-metallic sheathed cable in accordance with Article 314 of the National Electric Code. Great for residential and light commercial applications, the box is made with polycarbonate, is listed for use with masonry walls and can be used with 90° C-conductors. It meets NEMA OS-2 and is fire rated and UL listed for safety.

  • Use to support fixtures up to 50 lbs.
  • Not intended for fan support
  • Thermoplastic construction resists rust and won't conduct electricity
  • Installs with captive nails, ground lug and screw (included)
  • Built-in cable clamps hold wires firmly in place
  • UL listed

Info & Guides

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
The Carlon Zip Box Blue 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Non-Metallic Ceiling Box is designed for use with non-metallic sheathed cable in accordance with Article 314 of the National Electric Code. Great for residential and light commercial applications, the box is made with polycarbonate, is listed for use with masonry walls and can be used with 90° C-conductors. It meets NEMA OS-2 and is fire rated and UL listed for safety.
  • Use to support fixtures up to 50 lbs.
  • Not intended for fan support
  • Thermoplastic construction resists rust and won't conduct electricity
  • Installs with captive nails, ground lug and screw (included)
  • Built-in cable clamps hold wires firmly in place
  • UL listed

Product Overview

  • Polycarbonate construction for durable performance
  • Includes captive nails for easy installation
  • Listed for fixture support up to 50 pounds
Model #: B520A-UPC
Sku #: 202576
Internet #: 205322767

The Carlon Zip Box Blue 1-Gang 18 cu. in. Non-Metallic Ceiling Box is designed for use with non-metallic sheathed cable in accordance with Article 314 of the National Electric Code. Great for residential and light commercial applications, the box is made with polycarbonate, is listed for use with masonry walls and can be used with 90° C-conductors. It meets NEMA OS-2 and is fire rated and UL listed for safety.

  • Use to support fixtures up to 50 lbs.
  • Not intended for fan support
  • Thermoplastic construction resists rust and won't conduct electricity
  • Installs with captive nails, ground lug and screw (included)
  • Built-in cable clamps hold wires firmly in place
  • UL listed

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.3
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Width (in.)
4
Trade Size (in.)
Other

Details

Box Type
Ceiling box
Color Family
Blue
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Polycarbonate
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Non-Metallic
Mounting
Nail On
Number of Gangs
1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts
0
Package Quantity
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
Fire Rated
Product Weight (lb.)
0.21lb

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.3
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Width (in.)
4
Trade Size (in.)
Other

Details

Box Type
Ceiling box
Color Family
Blue
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
Polycarbonate
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Non-Metallic
Mounting
Nail On
Number of Gangs
1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts
0
Package Quantity
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
Fire Rated
Product Weight (lb.)
0.21lb

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

Can this be used for recessed lighting

Asked by: Bob
There are a few things which can be used to mimic recessed lights but you wouldn’t have the ability to use most retro fit LED trims. Perhaps something like the below from Cree? It would allow you to use traditional mount screws into the gang with the look of “almost” recessed. If you want true recessed light, you will need traditional recessed cans or flush mount wafers. Cree 6 in. White Integrated LED Recessed Disk Light Trim https://www.homedepot.com/p/304591815
Answered by: Iron
Date published: 2019-01-12

What size screws should be used to attach a light fixture to this electrical box? 6-32 machine sc...

What size screws should be used to attach a light fixture to this electrical box? 6-32 machine screws seem to be the standard for most electrical boxes, but 8-32 are often used as well. The product specifications don't list this detail.
Asked by: Tader
TL;DR: Use a high quality 8-32 machine screw. I did some more research on this after posting, and managed to answer my own question in more detail. Thanks to Thomas & Betts and Greg for your responses! I found some online debates about what type of screws were appropriate, and war stories about run-ins with electrical inspectors, but I eventually found an Engineering Bulletin from NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) that addresses this specifically: Bulletin No. 109, Screw Attachments to Electrical Boxes - Guidelines for Screw Substitution, Approved Feb. 5, 2015. The short(er) version of that article is: * Use a high quality machine screw of the appropriate size and 32 threads per inch. * Never use drywall screws! * The screw bosses in plastic covers may crack or break if you use screws that are too large or with different threading, and temperature fluctuations may also cause the plastic to fail. * 6-32 and 8-32 are the most common screw sizes, but follow manufacturer instructions. * In the case of a metal box (though this one is plastic), it is important to have the correct threads (32 per inch) to make sufficient contact with the electrical box threads for electrical bonding between the box and a metallic cover plate or canopy on your light fixture, in addition to the threads providing mechanical security (i.e. your fixture doesn't fall off the wall). I also read elsewhere that a big reason drywall screws should be avoided is that they are not rated for shear strength, and can easily break off due to the cheap materials used to make them. Electrical code requires that you only use materials designed for their purpose, which drywall screws with no shear rating fail for this purpose. While the screw bosses on this fixture are the appropriate diameter for an 8-32 machine screw, they are NOT pre-threaded, so you likely have to use either an 8-32 tap to thread the plastic, or a bit of elbow grease to force the screw to thread into the plastic.
Answered by: Tader
Date published: 2019-02-21

With a 50 lb load capacity, can you hang a ceiling fan from this box?

With a 50 lb load capacity, can you hang a ceiling fan from this box?
Asked by: Ceiling
Although rated for up to 50lb, these are not rated/listed for ceiling fans and most building inspectors will make you swap them out for ones meant for a ceiling fan. Per code: Where a box is used as the sole support for a ceiling paddle fan, the box must be listed for this purpose and include the weight of the fan. Ceiling paddle fans not in excess of 35 lb. can be supported directly to an outlet box that is identified for this purpose [422.18(A)]. Ceiling paddle fans exceeding 35 lb. must be supported independently of the outlet box, unless the box is listed to support the weight of the fan [422.18(B)]. So things don’t pull loose in a few years, you would be better off with (or something else which is specifically for ceiling fans): 25 cu. in. Ceiling Fan Box - Super Blue https://www.homedepot.com/p/100173618
Answered by: Iron
Date published: 2019-01-12

Can the nails be replaced with my own screws?

I have limited space to work with (can't swing a hammer).
Asked by: SushiBreath
They can. I have used 3” deck screws.
Answered by: Iron
Date published: 2019-01-12
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Customer Reviews

1-Gang 20 cu. in. New Work Electrical Ceiling Box with Captive Nails is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes it is good and useful, though I would prefer... Yes it is good and useful, though I would prefer screws instead of pre-installed nails.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it's actually great for the money... it's actually great for the money
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worked great... worked great
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfect for quick and easy I uses these many times when I am just hanging temporary lights. But they also work great for attics, garages and regular light fixtures in the house. Not to be used for Ceiling Fans or anything that has any weight to it. The push in wire grips make work easy without any additional costs.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I needed to put up a light in my work show so I choose this for the base. it worked great, no com... I needed to put up a light in my work show so I choose this for the base. it worked great, no complaints, I did not use the captive nails I used 2 screws in the base to go into a wood beam.
Date published: 2017-10-16
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