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In Reply to: RE: Carbon Fiber AC Outlet Wall Plate posted by Duster on April 20, 2017 at 17:12:27
In the US these plates connect by a center screw to the outlet. I don't see how this connects. Last time I checked there wasn't one made for the US market. What am I missing? T456
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While this type of AC outlet wall plate is for a NEMA AC outlet, it's not intended for North American installations, it's for a foreign application with a different sized electrical box. I have yet to see a photo of an actual installation that uses the wall plate, nor any explanation of its intended application, so it's a bit of a mystery to me.
I can shed some light on this. These type of mounting plates are commonly used in Asian countries that use UK mains sockets.
The plate replaces a twin gang UK face plate with a single US duplex. The two outer holes are intended to affix to the UK box, while the inner two holes are for securing the US receptacle. The centre screw for the US receptacle is not used.
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