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Electrical Outlets Installation and Upgrades

There are different types of electrical outlets of various sizes, shapes, and functionalities and an average home have about 75 different types of them. Run an Electrical Safety Inspection to make sure you’re using the right outlets. Houses that are a few decades old has outdated outlets supporting the entire electrical system, these outlets that keep your electrical appliances running won’t hold out much longer as it can not support the modern electrical appliances and that is exactly why need to Call in Inlightech Electrician near you for an Electrical Outlet Installations and Upgrades

What Are the Most Common Types of Electrical Outlets Installation ?

Standard Electrical Outlet
Standard Electrical Outlet

Most of the common types of outlets serve specific purposes in your home. Here’s why you should do Electrical Outlet Installations and Upgrades to replace your outdated outlets with new ones as new home outlet contenders designed to make your space more user-friendly

  • 2-Prong Outlets: These Two-prong outlets and old and outdated, commonly found in older homes, this 15-amp, 125-volt, Back in the days these Two-wired outlets are used for ungrounded circuits only. They become rapidly obsolete due to safety issues and modern code requirements
  • 3-Prong Outlets: These Three-prong outlets are old and faithful ones, 15 Amp, 125 Volt Outlets – One of the most easily recognized and common outlets found in homes, it has two vertical slots with an upside-down U-shaped grounding hole at the bottom. The ground wire helps prevent electrical shock should any wiring comes loose
  • Switch/Outlet Combos: Has two features in a single device that allows you the ability to transform a receptacle, adding an additional switch or outlet to an existing box without the need for any added wiring
  • GFCI Outlets: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are shockingly safe and are required in areas with close proximity to water, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, crawlspaces, basements, and outdoors. In our previous blog, we’ve discussed how GFCI outlets work and it’s benefits
  • Heavy Loads: 20 Amp, 125 Volt Outlets: Used with high-current devices as specified by electrical codes, these outlets are similar in appearance to standard, 15 amp outlets. If you’re having trouble identifying a 20-amp out just look for a horizontal slot connected to the top-left vertical slot of the outlet
  • The Hobbyist’s Friend: A 20-amp, 250-volt outlet features a T-shaped slot on the left, a horizontal slot on the right, and a U-shaped ground hole at the bottom. Such configuration are suitable for air compressors and hobby shop equipment

Newer Types of Electrical Outlets

Electrical Outlets Upgrades with USB Port
Electrical Outlets Upgrades with USB Port

In addition to the above commonly used outlet types, there is an array of enhanced outlets available on the market that are cheaper, easy installation and offer various functions that many of today’s standard outlets do not

⦁ USB Outlets: Is the family fighting over scarce mobile-device charging outlets? USB outlets offer a functional, simple solution.

⦁ Recessed Outlets: Add extra outlets to your home and banish large gaps between walls and furniture with recessed outlet options.

⦁ Tamper-Resistant Receptacles: A must-have for every home, these specialized outlets are now required by code in newly built homes. It helps prevent electrocution as they come with internal barriers to prevent children from inserting small objects into them.

⦁ LED Outlets: Built-in LED Night-Light Outlets has tiny and fragile night-light components away from little fingers with this convenient, safe, nighttime lighting option.

Run a quick Electrical safety Inspection now, make an appointment now with your nearby Inlightech electrician for Outlet Installations and switchboard upgrade in Perth

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