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Receptacle Outlet Requirements for Meeting Rooms

In previous Code cycles, when conducting residential electrical training in a typically opulent hotel meeting space, I would ask,  “How many receptacle outlets does...

Receptacles with USB Chargers

Unless you live in a time warp and have not bought a single electronic device in the last decade, you know that we are...

The Evolution of the Receptacle

The concept of the receptacle has been largely unchanged since the first National Electrical Code® (NEC®) in 1897 to the current 2014 edition of...

Article 406 — Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs

Many requirements in Article 406 are often overlooked or taken for granted, including many details on exactly how to install and properly use everyday...

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

In the last edition of this column, we reviewed the incredible receptacle and the standards requirements around these products. Well, I left out one...

A Journey Back to Basics with Receptacles

If there was ever a list of workhorse components in the electrical industry that are heavily used, sometimes abused, and called upon to perform...

Changes & Requirements for Receptacles, 2014 NEC

Whenever I travel across our great country, I never cease to be amazed that the receptacles in my hotel room, in the meeting rooms,...

Receptacle Grades: What Do They Mean?

In today’s world there are so many different types of receptacles to choose from—straight blade, locking-type, and pin and sleeve. The variety of straight...
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