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Electrical Receptacles Brazil IN

Local resource for electrical receptacles in Brazil, IN. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to electrical receptacle outlets, electrical plugs, electrical adapter plugs, and three-prong receptacles, as well as advice and content on wiring systems and running electrical devices.

Ernie's Electric Co Inc
(812) 232-5602
1364 Poplar Street
Terre Haute, IN
Electric Contractors, Computer Cable & Wire Installation, Electric Wire & Cable, Fiber Optic Communications, Fiber Optic Cabling

Din KI Electric Inc
(812) 235-0800
Terre Haute, IN
Electric Contractors, Electric Contractors Residential, Electric & Electronic Equipment & Supplies, Electrical Designers, Electrical Consultants
Mon 08: 00 AM-08: 00 PM
Tue 08: 00 AM-08: 00 PM
Wed 08: 00 AM-08: 00 PM

Varvel Electric
(765) 672-4080
Brazil, IN
Parr Electric & Home Improvement
(812) 443-1918
1209 North Kirk Avenue
Brazil, IN
Deaton Electric
(812) 986-2615
8946 East County Road 350 North
Poland, IN
AAA Electric of Terre Haute
(812) 232-1500
432 S 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN
Electric Contractors Residential, Electric Equipment & Supplies Dealers
24 Hours Service

J E Shekell
(812) 299-1899
Terre Haute, IN
Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors, Air Conditioning Contractors, Electric Contractors, Heating & Ventilating Contractors, Refrigeration Dealers Commercial & Industrial
Payment Options
Financing Available

Evans Electric
(812) 442-0062
8669 N. County Rd. 235 W.
Brazil, IN
Sargent Electric Company
(812) 466-1900
5176 North Clinton Street
Terre Haute, IN
American Electric
(812) 478-3813
1508 Crawford Street
Terre Haute, IN

Receptacles 101 : Electrical Online : Electrical Online

Don’t be confused about the differences between a receptacle and a plug. This article reviews the common receptacle, the types available and their uses. No more scratching your head in the hardware store trying to decide whether you need to buy a plug or a receptacle!

What You Need to Know When Purchasing Electrical Materials

When purchasing materials for your home wiring project, there are some key facts that you must know in order to ensure that you are purchasing the correct items – things like proper size (generally wattage, amps, volts, wire size, type, etc.), using the proper terminology, differences between manufacture types, and more. Knowing this information upfront will save both yourself and the home improvement store clerks some time and frustration.

Sandy and I are very familiar with this topic, as we are the ones that have to ask the pertinent questions when people come in to our lighting and electrical supply store looking to purchase their electrical materials.

I wish that I had a nickel for every question I’ve heard asked of the store clerk, or have answered myself while shopping for material either at the local hardware store, or in the electrical aisle of the home improvement box stores. More often than not, the customer either pulls out a cell phone to try and get the proper information, or leaves the store to return home to gather more information.

Sound familiar? If so, you should find this series very useful.

We’ll start with a standard duty receptacle in your home. Not a lot to know here, however a great place to start. Here’s the basics:

It’s NOT a Plug – it’s a Receptacle!

Normal utility grade outlets for household use are a 125V 15A straight blade receptacle (NOT a plug!) Many people refer to a receptacle as a plug. A plug is a male cord end that you insert into a receptacle. The NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association) configuration and designation is a NEMA 5-15.

What style of receptacle do you need?

The most common is a standard style duplex receptacle (Figure 1). The other likely choice would be Decora, or decorator style (Figure 2). These are the rectangular shaped receptacles that use the same cover plate as the switches in the same style.

Figure 1: Standard 15A Duplex Receptacle

Figure 2: Decorator (Decora) Style 15A Duplex Receptacle

What color do you need?

The most common in older homes is ivory. Within the past several years, white has taken over as the standard. However, most manufacturers are expanding the number of different colors available, and you can get light almond (very close to ivory), brown, black, blue, and red, just to name a few.

If you are replacing several outlets, this may be a good time to consider upgrading all of the outlets, or one room at a time, especially if this is a part of a redecorating or renovation project!

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