Receptacles are an integral part of any home and whether you’re doing a new install or simply looking to replace existing receptacles it’s important to know there are options. The Receptacles buyer’s guide will expose you to the different types of receptacles and help you choose the right one for your needs. So whether you need Standard Receptacles (A), GFCI Receptacles (B), USB Charging Receptacles (C) or Smart Receptacles (D), Smarthome has a solution for you!
Traditionally the most prevalent outlet in most homes, these outlets can get scratched and beat-up over the course of their lifetime as a result of devices being continually plugged in to them. Leviton offers a new line of Cheetafh products that replace old traditional and decora outlets with a simple to use system for screwless snap in wall plate. Of course we still offer our most popular Leviton standard receptacles, with a tamper-resistant feature that protects against electrocution, and even a decoara receptacle that is recessed, ideal for areas behind flat screen TV's. All of these outlets come in various colors with different power outputs to match your existing color schemes and power needs.
Product Image Description Cheetah 15A-125V Duplex Receptacle, White Cheetah 15A-125V Decora Duplex Receptacle, White Leviton Tamper Resistant Decora Duplex Receptacle Leviton Recessed Duplex Receptacle Product SKU 86629wh 86632wh 36525 29918 Voltage 125VAC 125VAC 125VAC 125VAC Amps 15 15 15 15 Mount Flush Flush Flush Recessed Tamper Resistant No No Yes No Style Traditional Decora Decora Other
Also known as Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, these receptacles are capable of recognizing if the current passing into the circuit is different from that which is being returned to the circuit. When this happens a GFCI receptacle shuts-off the electrical current to the circuit which can help prevent electrical fires and electrocution. These units are most commonly used in bathrooms, garages and in outdoor receptacles - and anywhere else where there is a potential for water contact or power overload
Product Image Description Leviton 15-Amp GFCI Receptacle Leviton 20-Amp GFCI Receptacle TRC Single Outlet GFCI Adapter Coleman Cable 15A Portable GFCI, Single Tap with 50 Foot Cord Product SKU 42700w 4271cw 59571 55999 Plug-in / Wired Wired Wired Plug-in Plug-in Indoor / Outdoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Outdoor LED Power Indicator Yes Yes No No Reset Button Yes Yes Yes Yes
If you’re tired of big bulky USB to AC adapters taking up valuable outlet space to charge your devices or are simply tired of the way they look then it’s time you had a receptacle(s) that matched your tech. A USB receptacle will allow you to simply connect your USB charging cords directly to the receptacle when you need to charge your devices. These receptacles allow for rapid charging and in many cases, charging of multiple devices at a time. This Buyer’s Guide will help you find the USB outlet that is best suited for your home and lifestyle.
Product Image Description Cooper Wiring Dual USB Charger with 20A Duplex Tamper Resistant Receptacle Hubbell Bryant Tamper-Resistant Duplex with Dual USB Chargers Leviton USB Charging 4-Port Receptacle Product SKU 23218 39952 43277BK Voltage 125V AC 125V AC 125V AC Amps 20A / 2.1A USB 15A / 3A USB 4.2A USB AC Outlets 2 2 0 USB Ports 2 – center placed 2 – side placed 4 Feature #1 Tamper-resistant AC outlets Tamper-resistant AC outlets Simultaneously charge 4 USB devices at once Feature #2 Simultaneously charge multiple devices Side USB outlets prevent clutter Powerful enough to charge all tablets Feature #3 2.1A allows for rapid smart phone charging Rapid charging – can charge an iPad from 0% to 100% in 5-6 hours Embedded smart chip optimizes charging
For the techies out there looking for more than a standard receptacle you’re in luck because we’ve got those too. Our Smart Receptacles offer remote access capabilities that allow users to turn their lights on and off from a controller and in some cases dim the lighting to desired brightness. These receptacles look just like your standard receptacles too so they won’t stick out and in most cases will provide an upgrade in appearance from your previous receptacle.
Product Image Description INSTEON Remote Control On/Off Outlet INSTEON Remote Control Dimmer Outlet GE Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Kit AEOTEC Smart Switch Z-Wave Appliance Module X10 Split Receptacle Product SKU 2473swh 2472dwh 59489 75514 2040 Compatibility INSTEON INSTEON Z-Wave Z-Wave X10 Dimming No Yes Yes No No Plug-in / Wired Wired Wired Wired Plug-In Wired Status LED Yes Yes Yes No No