10 Best Electrical Outlet Boxes

List Updated June 2021

Bestselling Electrical Outlet Boxes in 2021


Lamson B120R Carlon PVC Outlet Box

Lamson B120R Carlon PVC Outlet Box
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • The product is SG Old Work Box
  • Easy to use
  • The product is manufactured in China
  • Returns will not be honored on this closeout item

Carlon BH118R Outlet Box, Old Work, 1 Gang, 3-7/8-Inch Length by 2-3/8-Inch Width by 3-5/8-Inch Depth, Blue

Carlon BH118R Outlet Box, Old Work, 1 Gang, 3-7/8-Inch Length by 2-3/8-Inch Width by 3-5/8-Inch Depth, Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • The product is 18CUIN BLU SGL G Box
  • Easy to use
  • The product is manufactured in China
  • Largest wire fill capacity in their class
  • Wont crack or break in extreme environments
  • Resists flexing, hold their shape
  • Molded-in flanges and clamps
  • Faster installation

Arlington BE1-5 Electrical Outlet Box Extender, 1-Gang, White, 5-Pack

Arlington BE1-5 Electrical Outlet Box Extender, 1-Gang, White, 5-Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Used for extending set back electrical boxes up to 1-1/2-inches, levels and supports wiring device
  • Automatically levels and supports outlets, switches, GFCIs, and other standard devices
  • Works with handy boxes and 4-inch square electrical boxes with plaster rings for single switches
  • Manufactured from 94VO rated flame retardant plastic for safer installations, two hour fire rating
  • Compliant with 2008 NEC Article 314.2
  • Allows the contractor to comply with 2005 NEC Article 314 20
  • Works in handy boxes and 4-Inch square electrical boxes with plaster rings for single switches or receptacle
  • Manufactured from 105 Degree C continuous use 94VO rated flame retardant plastic for safer installations
  • Functions with all standard devices, switches, and GFCIs
  • Levels and supports the wiring device where the box is set back from the wall surface (adjusts up to a 1-1/2- Inch box extension)

Greenfield B23PS Series Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box, Gray

Greenfield B23PS Series Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box, Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • UL listed, weatherproof
  • Diecast aluminum alloy, durable powdercoat finish, corrosion resistant
  • Easy to install

Hubbell-Bell PSB37550GY Weatherproof Box with Gang, 1/2-Inch or 3/4-Inch Outlets, Gray

Hubbell-Bell PSB37550GY Weatherproof Box with Gang, 1/2-Inch or 3/4-Inch Outlets, Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Durable High-Impact PVC construction
  • Mounting hardware and installation instructions included
  • Three 1/2in. or 3/4in. outlets
  • Includes (2) 3/4in. closure plugs and (3) reducer bushings

TayMac RB550WH Weatherproof Box, Round - (5) 1/2-Inch Outlets, White

TayMac RB550WH Weatherproof Box, Round - (5) 1/2-Inch Outlets, White
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Superior Commercial Quality Die-cast Metal Construction
  • Premium powder coat finish provides maximum weatherability and scratch resistance
  • Closure plugs, mounting hardware, installation instructions, and ground screw included
  • Five 1/2in. outlets

Greenfield RB25BRS Series Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box, Bronze

Greenfield RB25BRS Series Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box, Bronze
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • UL Listed, Weatherproof
  • Diecast aluminum alloy, Durable powdercoat finish, Corrosion resistant
  • Easy to install

Enerlites 975517-S 5.75" Nickel Plated Brass Dual Flip Lid Floor Box Cover, 20A Duplex Tamper-Weather Resistant Outlet, 5.69'', UL Listed

Enerlites 975517-S 5.75
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Flange Cover Kit: Includes a hard material 5.75'' solid nickel plated brass twist lock cover with flip up windows, one duplex 20A tamper / weather resistant receptacle, two gaskets, metal plate, mounting screws.
  • Features: water tight / corrosion resistant hardware to ensure long life, and reliable performance. Ultra durable and impact resistant material.
  • Applications: Perfect for hard wood, carpet, and tile flooring applications, as well as granite / marble kitchen counter tops. Install at residential home settings or business environments such as board / conference rooms, lobbies, waiting rooms, and hospital rooms.
  • Design: Twist lock access provides protection for outlets from debris, or liquids. Receptacles can quickly be used and secured using a flat head screwdriver, coin or similar tool. One outlet can be used for lighter power consumption, or both when many devices need to be plugged in.
  • Installation: Flange cover should be installed by a qualified professional. Standard instructions are provided with each unit. Be sure to check the wiring of your location to ensure compatibility.

Made in USA Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box (7) 3/4" Holes - Gray

Made in USA Weatherproof Electrical Outlet Box (7) 3/4
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • UL Listed, Weatherproof
  • Diecast aluminum alloy, Durable powdercoat finish, Corrosion resistant
  • Easy to install

iMBAPrice BE3-1 (3-Gang) Electrical Power Outlet Box Extender, White (Made in USA)

iMBAPrice BE3-1 (3-Gang) Electrical Power Outlet Box Extender, White (Made in USA)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Allows you to correct setbacks and insulate devices with an easy install design
  • Eliminates the need to align device screws with extender holes, and then trying to find the holes in the box
  • Adjusts up to a 1-1/2" box extension for a flush mount and neat finish
  • Continuous, smooth, non-metallic side walls enclose devices completely creating an insulating barrier between the device and the metal box
  • Screws not included

An Educated Shopper Can Buy Electrical Wiring for Home & Residential Use

There are 3 basic sizes of wire for general use in a home and residential dwelling. Avoid aggressive sales and marketing that sends you home with unnecessarily expensive goods you do not need.

People who do not do electrical wiring professionally do not have basic information that will enable them to make wise and economically sound purchase decisions. They often enter the stores with a desire to do the best work anyone has ever seen, and they wish to buy the "very best" materials to use in the completion of their project.

When the homeowner or handyperson approaches the sales assistants in the store they are walking into the flood gates of abuse if they are not informed buyers. I will teach you about buying the wire that is often referred to as "romex" which is in fact non-metallic building wire meaning it is non armor clad electrical building wire suitable for use in a residence or domicile not intended to house 100 or more people and will be secured inside walls behind wall-covering materiel such as drywall, tongue and groove carsiding or such other coverings.

I am called to many projects started out in this fashion to resolve issues or building code disputes that arise in some such cases and have learned an immense amount on these occasions about how homeowners and handymen are used and abused by retailers working from an agenda in which they have been instructed to "sell something" and "let no one leave without a purchase in their hands". Some other cases in which the customer comes in and wants the "best materiels", the sales people make sure they get it. Invariably, these conditions often mean that the unwary homeowner or handy-person will leave with materials they do not need and which they paid far more for than what the project actually called for. What is always "the best" for electrical installations is what is "right" for those installations.

I am not going to try to teach people how to be adequate electricians. I have had apprentices with me for years who could not pass the Journeyman's exam. Electrical wiring is a very professional career and requires much experience and training to successfully complete a licensure exam. It would be unreasonable to think you will learn how to be a proficient electrical wiring expert after reading a brief article relating to only one aspect of it is not my intention to teach people to be electrical professionals thru an article on the internet.

I wish to help people be less of a sheep to the "artful hardware guy" who wants to sell you products based upon profit margin for the store. As a professional electrician I know the value of reducing expenses thru the art of not adding unnecessary expense to a job.

There are three sizes of wire you need to know. Those sizes are used for specific things thru out your home. These are not the only wire or wiring methods in a home, but these sizes and style represent over 95% of the wire in the average residential dwelling.

The three sizes of non metallic sheathed cable mentioned here are the primary wire sizes used in general home residential electrical systems. The 14-2 is the size we will cover first. This wire is what is used to supply electrical energy to receptacles and lighting in general use areas of your home. Bigger wire is not better. What is "better" is to use the wire that is appropriate for the need and the amperage requirements of the area in question. In living rooms, bedrooms, family rooms, hallways and all lighting circuits of a general nature the 14 gauge wire is fully adequate. This wire is suitable for up to a 15 ampere overcurrent protection device which is a breaker or a fuse. Never, under any circumstances place a 14 gauge conductor under a feed or overcurrent protective device rated over 15 Amperes, simply never. That size wire will burn under a larger OC device. It is not a matter of if. It is only a matter of when.

The next wire size to be aware of is 12-2. That wire is used for heavier household loads such as kitchen countertop receptacles, bath receptacles, laundry 110 Volt usage receptacles and dining rooms. This size wire or "AWG" (American Wire Gauge) as wire sizes are referred to is for use when attached to and supplied by overcurrent protection devices such as breakers or fuses not rated at over 20 Amperes. Again, this wire too will burn if connected to an OC device rated over 20 Amps.

The third wire mentioned above is 14-3. This wire is for wiring loads such as ceiling fans with a light in order to permit the separate control of the fan from the light. It is also very useful for wiring in 3 amp; 4 way switching systems which will enable a load to be switched from multiple locations thru-out the area concerned, such as a room with multiple entrances, or a hall way light that an occupant may wish to turn on at one end of the hall and turn off the same light at the other end.

The 12-3 wire that I have seen sold to unwary homeowners because it is "the best" is a wire so seldom actually needed that I am surprised hardware stores even carry it. I have seen poor homeowners sucked into a pit of gullibility in which they were sold 12-3 wire for living room applications and the inherent difficulty of using such wire in general use applications such as living rooms truly makes for a sense of pity for the unwary victim of sales people.

Never mix 14 gauge wire and 12 gauge wire on the same circuit. It is unsafe and unprofessional to do so.

I have been called to homes where a homeowner was told that they wanted 10-3 wire-which is huge for mere receptacle circuits! When they went home and completed the job, and after installing their new wood paneling over the electrical wiring installation, they found they could not install the receptacle outlet devices on the wires and get the devices back into the electrical box well enough to mount them to the box. They then decided to try to cut the huge 10 gauge wires very short and thus have less distance which to bend the wire into the box in order to enable them to possibly make the device fall more naturally into position in the box so that the receptacle and switch devices could be screwed into the outlet box.

That did in fact make the job even more difficult in fact as the fact is, the shorter the wire conductor, the harder it is to bend. That job was one of the most difficult "repair and troubleshoot" jobs I have ever encountered of that type. Ten gauge wire is almost never what you want in a home unless you are supplying power to an electric dryer, some-although very few-microwaves, some air conditioning systems and geo-thermal heating appliances and some electric baseboard heaters.

A wise shopper who is informed can make decisions when buying electrical wiring products that can allow them to make sound purchase decisions. The homeowner can then make installations in keeping with what is appropriate for the application and protect their checkbook from greedy sales and aggressive marketing by retailers.

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