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!

Standard Receptacles

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.

Cheetah 15A-125V Duplex Receptacle

Cheetah 15A-125V Duplex Receptacle

Cheetah 15A-125V Decora Duplex Receptacle

Cheetah 15A-125V Decora Duplex Receptacle

Leviton Tamper Resistant Decora Duplex Receptacle

Leviton Tamper Resistant Decora Duplex Receptacle

Leviton Recessed Duplex Receptacle

Leviton Recessed Duplex Receptacle
DescriptionCheetah 15A-125V Duplex ReceptacleCheetah 15A-125V Decora Duplex ReceptacleLeviton Tamper Resistant Decora Duplex ReceptacleLeviton Recessed Duplex Receptacle
Voltage125VAC125VAC125VAC125VAC
Amps15151515
MountFlushFlushFlushRecessed
Tamper ResistantNoNoNoNo
StyleTraditionalDecoraDecoraOther

GFCI Receptacles

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

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

DescriptionLeviton 15-Amp GFCI ReceptacleLeviton 20-Amp GFCI ReceptacleTRC Single Outlet GFCI AdapterColeman Cable 15A Portable GFCI, Single Tap with 50 Foot Cord
Plug-in / WiredWiredWiredPlug-inPlug-in
Indoor / OutdoorIndoorIndoorIndoorOutdoor
LED Power IndicatorYesYesNoNo
Reset ButtonYesYesYesYes

USB Receptacles

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.

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

DescriptionCooper Wiring Dual USB Charger with 20A Duplex Tamper Resistant ReceptacleHubbell Bryant Tamper-Resistant Duplex with Dual USB ChargersLeviton USB Charging 4-Port Receptacle
Voltage125V AC125V AC125V AC
Amps20A / 2.1A USB15A / 3A USB4.2A USB
AC Outlets220
USB Ports2 – center placed2 – center placed4
Feature #1Tamper-resistant AC outletsTamper-resistant AC outletsSimultaneously charge 4 USB devices at once
Feature #2Simultaneously charge multiple devicesSide USB outlets prevent clutterPowerful enough to charge all tablets
Feature #32.1A allows for rapid smart phone chargingRapid charging – can charge an iPad from 0% to 100% in 5-6 hoursEmbedded smart chip optimizes charging

Smart Receptacles

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.

Insteon Remote Control On/Off Outlet

Insteon Remote Control On/Off Outlet

Insteon Remote Control Dimmer Outlet

Insteon Remote Control Dimmer Outlet

GE Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Kit

GE Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off Kit

AEOTEC Smart Switch Z-Wave Appliance Module

AEOTEC Smart Switch Z-Wave Appliance Module

X10 Split Receptacle

X10 Split Receptacle
DescriptionInsteon Remote Control On/Off OutletInsteon Remote Control Dimmer OutletGE Z-Wave 3-Way On/Off KitAEOTEC Smart Switch Z-Wave Appliance ModuleX10 Split Receptacle
CompatibilityInsteonInsteonZ-WaveZ-WaveX10
DimmingNoYesYesNoNo
Plug-in / WiredWiredWiredWiredPlug-InWired
Status LEDYesYesYesNoNo