13 Best Standard Electrical Outlets

List Updated December 2020

Bestselling Standard Electrical Outlets in 2020


[10 Pack] BESTTEN 15A Standard Decor Outlets with Wall Plates, Decorative Duplex Electrical Receptacle and Covers, Residential and Commerical Grade, Self-Grounding, UL Listed, White

[10 Pack] BESTTEN 15A Standard Decor Outlets with Wall Plates, Decorative Duplex Electrical Receptacle and Covers, Residential and Commerical Grade, Self-Grounding, UL Listed, White
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 10 pack of 15 amp outlets adds value and convenience for contractor, electrician or home renovator
  • High quality outlets provide years of trouble free service
  • Durable and impact resistant wall plates included, reak-off tabs allow easy two-circuit conversion
  • 15A/125V/1875W suitable for split receptacle application
  • 3 year limited warranty. UL certified

Maxxima Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle Standard Decorative Electrical Wall Outlet 15A White, Wall Plates Included (Pack of 10)

Maxxima Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle Standard Decorative Electrical Wall Outlet 15A White, Wall Plates Included (Pack of 10)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Decorative Duplex Tamper Resistant Receptacle
  • Push-In & Terminal Screws
  • Wall Plates Included
  • Voltage: 125VAC
  • 15A, 60HZ, UL Listed

Mommys Helper Safe Plate Electrical Outlet Covers Standard, Almond

Mommys Helper Safe Plate Electrical Outlet Covers Standard, Almond
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Helps protect children from electrical shock
  • Sliding outlet covers close automatically
  • Energy saving thermoseal gasket included
  • Easy operation
  • Fits standard outlets

Enerlites 8821-W Duplex Receptacle Outlet Wall Plate, Standard Size 1-Gang, Polycarbonate Thermoplastic, White

Enerlites 8821-W Duplex Receptacle Outlet Wall Plate, Standard Size 1-Gang, Polycarbonate Thermoplastic, White
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Made of polycarbonate thermoplastic material to provide durability, flexibility, and resilience to withstand hard impacts and heavy force
  • Heat & fade resistant to temperatures over 100 degrees which protects them against discoloration and fading over time. Flammability UL94, V2 rating
  • Easy replacement of any wall plate of the same configuration. Dimensions: 4.50" height x 2.76" length
  • Smooth finish without recessed lines and soft edges allows for easy cleaning
  • Includes painted screws to match the wall plate; UL-listed

Standard outlet 2 Socket & Dual USB Ports Wall Mount Power Plate

Standard outlet 2 Socket & Dual USB Ports Wall Mount Power Plate
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Slim, Shallow Design - Reduced depth makes it easier to install in any electrical box, even shallow ones(the depth of installed outlet case is 1.71 inch)
  • Including ordinary power socket and USB DC power supply socket. No need to carry the USB charger or computer adapter supply
  • Electrical Rating : 15A 125V AC 50~60HZ
  • USB Electrical Parameter: DC 5V, 1.0 AMP
  • Application: station, airport, hotel, Coffee hall, home decoration, etc.

TOPGREENER High Speed USB Charger Outlet, USB Wall Charger, Electrical Outlet with USB, 15A TR Receptacle, Screwless Wall Plate, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy and more, TU2154A, White

TOPGREENER High Speed USB Charger Outlet, USB Wall Charger, Electrical Outlet with USB, 15A TR Receptacle, Screwless Wall Plate, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy and more, TU2154A, White
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Leviton M24-05320-WMP Straight Blade Duplex Receptacle with Ears, 125 V, 15 A, 2 Pole, 3 Wire, 10 Pack, White, Piece

Leviton M24-05320-WMP Straight Blade Duplex Receptacle with Ears, 125 V, 15 A, 2 Pole, 3 Wire, 10 Pack, White, Piece
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Terminal screws accept up to no. 12 and quickwire accept no. 14 Copper or copper-clad wire
  • Double-wipe power contacts for maximum conductivity and Plug retention
  • Heavy-gauge, rust-resistant Steel mounting strap
  • Shallow design for maximum wiring room
  • Break-off tabs allow easy two-circuit conversion
  • Terminal screws accept up to No. 12 and Quickwire accept No. 14 copper or copper-clad wire^Double-wipe power contacts for maximum conductivity and plug retention^Heavy-gauge, rust-resistant steel mounting strap^Shallow design for maximum wiring room^Break-off tabs allow easy two-circuit conversion

Maxxima Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle Standard Electrical Wall Outlet 15A White, Wall Plates Included (Pack of 10)

Maxxima Tamper Resistant Duplex Receptacle Standard Electrical Wall Outlet 15A White, Wall Plates Included (Pack of 10)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Standard Duplex Tamper Resistant Receptacle
  • Push-In & Terminal Screws
  • Wall Plates Included
  • Voltage: 125VAC
  • 15A, 60HZ, UL Listed

Mommy's Helper Safe Plate Electrical Outlet Covers Standard, White, 3 Pack

Mommy's Helper Safe Plate Electrical Outlet Covers Standard, White, 3 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Helps protect children from electrical shock
  • Sliding outlet covers close automatically
  • Energy saving thermostat gasket included
  • Easy operation, Fits standard outlets

Leviton 84003-40 1-Gang Duplex Device Receptacle Wallplate, Standard Size, Device Mount, Stainless Steel

Leviton 84003-40 1-Gang Duplex Device Receptacle Wallplate, Standard Size, Device Mount, Stainless Steel
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Easy to Clean, Smooth Finish
  • Color-Matched Metal Mounting Screws Supplied
  • Conforms to NEMA and ANSI Standards; Non-Combustible
  • Item ships with a blue or clear plastic covering which must be removed prior to installation
  • UL Listed and CSA Certified

Leviton 80703-W 1-Duplex Receptacle Standard Size Wall Plate, 1 Gang, 4-1/2 in L X 2-3/4 in W 0.215 in T, 1 Pack, White

Leviton 80703-W 1-Duplex Receptacle Standard Size Wall Plate, 1 Gang, 4-1/2 in L X 2-3/4 in W 0.215 in T, 1 Pack, White
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Accent any wall covering with a wide selection of colors and finishes
  • Limited Ten-Year Warranty
  • Smooth face and rounded edges resist dust accumulation
  • Molded thermoplastic for maximum resistance to impact, abrasion, fading and discoloration
  • Resistant to mechanical stress associated with high abuse applications

Legrand - Pass & Seymour TP8LACP TradeMaster One-Gang, Duplex Outlet Wall Plate, Light Almond, 10-Pack

Legrand - Pass & Seymour TP8LACP TradeMaster One-Gang, Duplex Outlet Wall Plate, Light Almond, 10-Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • UL Listed
  • CSA Certified
  • Wall Plate Screws included.

Standard Outlet 2 US Standard Socket with Dual USB Ports Outlet Cover Wall Plates Included Mirror Surface (6 Packs)

Standard Outlet 2 US Standard Socket with Dual USB Ports Outlet Cover Wall Plates Included Mirror Surface (6 Packs)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Slim, Shallow Design - Reduced depth makes it easier to install in any electrical box, even shallow ones
  • Including ordinary power socket and USB DC power supply socket. No need to carry the USB charger or computer adapter supply
  • Electrical Rating : 15A 125V AC 50~60HZ
  • USB Electrical Parameter: DC 5V, 2.1AMP
  • ETL listed. Application: station, airport, hotel, Coffee hall, home decoration, etc.

Residential Wiring Diagrams: Who Needs Them?

"A picture is worth a thousand words." When it comes to electrical wiring projects in your home, wiring diagrams are a necessity. Without them, the job will be much more difficult and a possible safety hazard.

Although household electricity is nothing to play around with, in many ways, wiring is simpler than other repair and remodeling skills such as carpentry. Once you've learned some basic skills such as installing boxes, running cable, and splicing, you just need to determine which wire goes where. This is why a good wiring diagram is important for wiring your home safely. Keep your diagrams near-by. You'll want to refer to them often as you work on your project.

Wire Colors:

Electrical wiring diagrams that are in color have an advantage over ones that are black and white only. The wires will be colored the same as the actual wires you will be using. Commonly, the green wire is ground, white or off-white is neutral, and black, red or other colors indicate the hot wire. In some instances, such as some switch legs, the function of the wires will be indicated by colored electrical tape.

Symbols:

When looking at any residential wiring diagram, start by familiarizing yourself with the symbols that are being used. The electrical symbols will not only show where something is to be installed, but what type of device is being installed. Make sure you understand the symbols on your diagram before beginning your project. There should be a chart on your diagram showing the different symbols being used, much like a legend on a map.

For example a surface ceiling light will be shown by one symbol, a recessed ceiling light will have a different symbol, and a surface fluorescent light will have another symbol. Each type of switch will have a different symbol and so will the various outlets. You'll even find symbols showing the location of smoke detectors, your doorbell chime, and the thermostat.

Switches:

When it comes to household electricity, there's a lot more to consider than simply turning a switch On and Off. Some of the most common questions electricians receive involve switches. Once you understand the different types of switches and follow a good wiring diagram, you should be able to install a new switch in your home.

Here are some of the more common switching configurations:

A Single-Pole Switch provides switching from one location only. "Single-Pole" may sound simple, but there are different ways to wire a Single-Pole Switch and a set of electrical wiring diagrams will explain each of them to you clearly.

3-Way Switches are used to control one or more fixtures from two locations. This is a common configuration in hallways and staircases. There are many ways to wire a 3-Way Switch. The power can start at a fixture or either of the two switches. Without a wiring diagram it can be very easy to make a serious mistake.

A wiring diagram will even take the mystery out of wiring a 3-Way Dimmer Switch. What a great way to enjoy softer light and a reduced energy bill!

One of the most complicated wiring configurations is a 4-Way Switch. These switches enable you to control one or more fixtures from three or more locations. It would be almost impossible to write the instructions in a way that you could simply read them and complete your project. However, a good wiring diagram will make it possible for you to successfully and safely tackle wiring 4-Way Switches.

As important as electrical wiring diagrams are to the successful completion of your wiring project, safety and respect for electricity are essential. Never work on live circuits. Before you begin your project, identify the circuit you're working on and then turn off power to that circuit at the main panel. Then confirm that the power is off with a voltage tester. If at any time you feel unsure about what you're doing, please call a licensed electrical contractor.

More information on residential wiring diagrams and diagrams for all of these switches can be found in the Residential Wiring Diagrams section of my website: Ask-The-Electrician.com.

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