Electric Outlets

Functions of Electrical Outlets

In the simplest terms an electrical plug and sockets allow electrically powered equipment to be connected to the power supply in the building.

Common devices including kitchen appliances, home entertainment equipment, computers and telephones, anything which requires connection to the power supply via a plug socket.

As the number of devices in the home has increased, so the demand on a property’s electrical system has also increased. The average home has a complex network of circuits and variety of outlets to meet the householder’s needs.

Varieties of Electrical Outlets

A wide variety of options are available to householders when considering changing or replacing their electrical outlets. A great many designs are available to fit in with the décor of your rooms. Often people don’t consider their electrical outlets as they may be near to the floor and not at eye level. But, particularly in kitchens where many sockets are below the wall units, this isn’t always the case.

If you wish to choose a non-standard design or color for your electrical sockets we can help you. We stock all major brands such as Leviton, Grainer, Cooper and GE.

Electrical plugs and power outlets differ in a variety of ways: voltage and current rating, shape, size, and type of connector.

The Outlets We Commonly Fit

Our electricians have the experience to fit any electrical outlet or combination of outlets according to your needs. The type of work we commonly carry out include:

  1. Standard electrical outlets
  2. GFCI electrical outlets
  3. Single power outlets
  4. Outdoor power outlets
  5. Adapters and splitters
  6. Electrical plugs

Safety First!

When working with electricity it is advisable to source a qualified and experienced electrician, rather than attempt to carry out the work yourself. Some tasks may seem simple, but are often harder than they seem.

A small mistake can have serious consequences such as electrocution or fire. Not doing a job well could mean faulty wiring, which may work for a short time but could cause faults in your electrics and even fire. Your chosen outlet may not be compatible with your existing wiring, or it needs to draw too much power from one circuit. You may need a new circuit.

A local electrician will also be aware of local codes and laws. These codes and laws exist to ensure your safety, and you could find yourself on the wrong side of the law.

If you are considering an electrical outlet installation, give us a call and we can provide you with a free estimate for the works.

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