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t_manero
Re: Switchable Outlets

Semi-Retired: what are the outlets that have clamp-type wire connectors ?

I'm replacing my 1964 common ones which don't hold plugs well, and it would save a lot of time avoiding bending wire around screws.

I've seen quick clamp-ons for GFCI's and Leviton spec grade Decora recepticles ?

Thanks.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Switchable Outlets

t_manero, the cheaper receptacles only have screws on the sides that the wires need to be wrapped around the ones semi was referring to are the ones that have a fixed square plates or washer and a loose square plate or washer under the screw that clamps the wire in between them when the screw is tightened.

Jack

t_manero
Re: Switchable Outlets
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

t_manero, the cheaper receptacles only have screws on the sides that the wires need to be wrapped around the ones semi was referring to are the ones that have a fixed square plates or washer and a loose square plate or washer under the screw that clamps the wire in between them when the screw is tightened.

Jack

Exactly . . . I wanted to know what to call them when shopping . . . I've seen & used GFCI & Decora ones with back connectors, but instead of spring pressure (which good tradespeople dislike), the wire is clamped down by a small jaw when screw is tightened. (I overtightened one and the jaw severed the wire). I don't see the duplex receptacles with this quick & secure feature at big box stores.

Doing a bunch of receptables w/o wrapping the wire around screws is a time saver, but don't know what to ask.

Tony . . . Go 49ers.

Re: Switchable Outlets
t_manero wrote:

Exactly . . . I wanted to know what to call them when shopping . . . I've seen & used GFCI & Decora ones with back connectors, but instead of spring pressure (which good tradespeople dislike), the wire is clamped down by a small jaw when screw is tightened. (I overtightened one and the jaw severed the wire). I don't see the duplex receptacles with this quick & secure feature at big box stores.

Doing a bunch of receptables w/o wrapping the wire around screws is a time saver, but don't know what to ask.

Tony . . . Go 49ers.

Tony, you will probably have to go to an electrical supply house to find them. The big box stores don't seem to carry them.

Just ask for the back & side wired, TR duplex receptacles.
Hubbell has several grades of the 2 pole, 3 wire grounding types: Style Line, Heavy Duty, Specification Grade, Construction & Commercial Series.

Some can get pretty pricey.

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