One thing I have learned about working with electricity over the years is that there are a ton of formulas and calculations to consider.
From figuring out an amp load to bending the perfect offset.
Most electricians will use The National Electrical Code, but trying to read that thing can be like figuring out instructions from Ikea! Not to mention that before the internet, lugging that NEC binder around was a like being back in high school carrying books from class to class.
For more than 35 years, customers have turned to Ugly’sfor all the information they need, where they need it most: in the field. Updated regularly to meet the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and the National Electrical Code® (NEC), these convenient pocket-size guides deliver quick, accurate answers in a unique, one-volume “tool-box library” format to ensure electrical and plumbing jobs are completed safely and correctly every time.
Yes, this is going to be one of those “Back in my day we……….” blogs, so here it goes! Well, back in my day we had to learn things the hard way. Like never smash a can of shaving cream with a cinder block unless you want to be covered in shaving cream, never ride your bike through a pile of burning leaves if your bell bottoms are frayed at the bottom, and never throw a bucket in the air to catch a bat under the street light unless you know what to do with it if you catch it.
The biggest was never stick a screw driver in the duplex receptacle! (Makes a big boom and lots of smoke.) Today, that lesson doesn’t need to be learned the hard way because the NEC has adopted the code calling for Tamper Proof Receptacles.
The Pass & Seymour TradeMaster® receptacles combine a traditional look with reliable, time-tested operation for any residential application. This receptacle is also outfitted with our patented automatic shutter system to prevent young children from inserting common objects, such as hairpins or keys. The shutters release when a plug is inserted. Required by the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
Meets 2008 National Electrical Code Tamper-Resistant requirements
Protects children: patented shutter system—now with black “invisi-shutters” that disappear for an invisible effect—helps prevent improper insertion of foreign objects
High-impact resistant thermoplastic construction
Quickloop wire looping aid
Long-term blade retention
Longer tri-drive screws for easier 12 AWG looping
Extra-large circuit break-off tabs
Side-access push wire release
Ultrasonic welding of face to back body
Side wire accepts #12 – #14 AWG solid wire
Push wire accepts #14 AWG solid only
Superior protection than traditional outlet caps or protection plates
Low profile face
Traditional contoured face (3232 models)
Self-grounding models provide automatic ground clip