WATTGATE 381 AU CLASSIC Gold Audio Grade Receptacle Grey
381 AU CLASSIC
WattGate 381 CLASSIC AU Gold
Never to leave well-enough alone, the 381 Gold wall receptacle returns for 2000 with several improvements and no price increase. We have increased durability with a new rear housing design and increased performance with a redesigned ground contact and heavier-duty, triple-wipe contacts.
The construction of the 381 Gold is very durable and features Glass- Filled, Nylon-Tough front and rear housings for UV and chemical resistance. The mounting strap, rivets and grounding strip are gold plated, solid brass. Installation of the 381 is simple and efficient due to rear wiring and large, #10 brass terminal screws.
The terminal clamps are gold plated, solid brass and shaped to better grip the conductors. Like the 330i and 350i, the 381 Gold leaves the competition behind with its contacts. They are configured in a Triple-Wipe design to allow the plug blade to be gripped at three separate points. Additionally, the contacts are made of very heavy-duty material to maximize the clamping spring-rate and ensure conductivity. The contacts in the 381 Gold also share our three-layer plating process.
Classic Audio Grade Wall Receptacles
From their inception, Wattgate products were conceived to be different and offer unparalleled performance and durability. We combined those ideals with the finest materials, designs and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. The result is a system of AC power connectors in a class by themselves.
There is no secret behind Wattgate.
Through the use of superior engineering and highly conductive elements (copper and gold) and coupled with high-pressure large surface area contacts, overall DC resistance is minimized. It's very simple, yet incredibly effective. Never satisfied with perfection, the Wattgate 381 is an improved version of our original AC wall receptacle.
The 381 has been tweaked to provide an additional measure of both performance and durability-with no increase in price. Sturdier overall construction, redesigned ground clamp and heavier spring-rate contact elements make the 381 second-to-none. When you see Blue Star Audio Grade®, you see the best!
WATTGATE Three Layer Plating Process
- Oxygen free copper plating; improves conductivity
- Electroless nickel plating; necessary to prevent the leeching of the copper through the pure gold layer
- 24k gold plating; improves conductivity
381 AU CLASSIC Audio Grade Gold Receptacle
- Audio Grade
- Heavy-duty clamp with teeth terminals
- Heavy-duty triple wipe contacts
- Accepts 10 to 14 awg wire
- Gold plated solid brass terminal clamps, mounting stap, rivets, and grounding strip
- All nylon design
- All non magnetic materials
- Phillips head hardware
- Wattgate Three Layer Plating Process*