Electrical Outlets

Do You Know The Different Types of Electrical Outlets?

     Type Function Interesting Fact Recommended Installation Location Two-Pronged Receptacle Provided electricity to plugged in appliance. Installed Prior to 1962. None. Grounded Receptacle Third prong (ground) reduces the risk of electric shock and protects equipment from electrical damage. Grounding-type receptacles were first required for all 15 and 20-ampere receptacle outlets in the 1971 edition …

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Are Your Covered?

LEARN AND SAVE… Which exterior outlet cover is required by NEC? There are two types of outlet covers used on external outlets. The first type is for damp locations that covers the outlet when it’s not in use: Damp cover And the second type is for wet locations that allow the outlet to be sealed …

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What is the Difference?

  A Ground Fault Indicator is a device which provides visual or remote indication of a fault on the electric power system. Also called a faulted circuit indicator (FCI), the device is used in electric power distribution networks as a means of automatically detecting and identifying faults to reduce outage time. Arc fault circuit interrupters are prone to “nuisance tripping,” which is probably what …

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