Red Colored Receptacle ?

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Old 06-22-05, 09:42 AM
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Red Colored Receptacle ?

HI, this weekend I purchased a box of 15 & 20 amp receptacles at a yard sale. There were a dozen for $2. On top were three white receptacles in boxes, but when I looked at the whole box today the other 9 boxes are red receptacles. Any special significance? Can they be used in a normal application? A llittle color could be nice here & there? Thanks!
 
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There are no prohibitions on colored receptacles or switches. Sometimes they are used to indicate which circuits are generator powered, other times they are used to identify specific receptacles for some other purpose, etc.
 
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In my office, we use red to indicate which circuits are "computer clean" with good grounds, surge protection and battery backup although there are no rules governing such.
 
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Thank you both.
 
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You should double check that these are ordinary receptacles, and not 'isolated ground' receptacles. You can use an isolated ground receptacle, however it will require different installation methods.

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Upon even closer inspection, I notice that they are all stamped on the back with the words, "For Hospital Use".
 
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You got a pretty good deal then; those retail at about $12 each. How many wire screws are on the receptacles? If they are the isolated ground type like winnie suggested, you need to connect the ground in two places to have a proper installation.
 
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They have the usual 2 brass & 2 silver colored and 1 green grounding screw down on the corner. Pretty typical I think.
 
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