Specialty Receptacles

Specialty Receptacles: Making the Connection

Often referred to as outlets, electrical receptacles are used as a connection between electrical devices and systems. You can go in for the duplex receptacle, child proof receptacle, 240 volt receptacle or GFCI receptacle, which are often considered specialty receptacles.

Are you in need of new receptacles?

The first question is whether you need new outlets or not.

Adding outlets can eliminate the hazards of inconvenient cords spread across your house protecting your home from electrical fires. There are tamper proof outlets that can protect your family from getting electrocuted.

Dangerous outlets

If receptacles become broken or damaged, they really need to be changed immediately this will avoid any electrical shocks or fires. There are several fires that take place annually because a unit was not plugged in properly. You need to be aware that outlets can overheat and this could result in sparks leading to a fire. An outlet that has dark discoloration may be the signs of faulty wiring or poor internal connections.

To avoid and prevent any sort of damage would be to call Butterworth Electric to get the deteriorated, damaged or malfunctioning outlets replaced to prevent electrocution or electrical fires.

Some of the types of specialty outlets that are available are:

120 volt receptacles or duplex wall outlets are used as conventional plugs.

Outdoor ground fault circuit interrupter receptacles or soffit receptacles can be used for power tools, holiday lighting, lawn or fountain equipment. These outlets are well protected against outside elements.

Ground fault circuit interrupters can be used in areas such as the garage, bathroom, kitchen where the likelihood of sustaining a shock is higher.

Tamper resistant outlets are ideal for child proofing the home.

Floor outlets can be used to plug a lamp, computer or other electrical devices where a wall isn’t convenient

These are a few benefits that you will stand to receive if you use specialty receptacles.