What makes a WR rated outlet WR......


Old 01-26-13, 01:36 PM
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What makes a WR rated outlet WR......

Just finished installing Leviton GFCI TR WR rated .
There are shutters on the hot and neutral. None on the ground, which ultimately lets *stuff* enter through that front facing side..

P&S makes one they don't brand as WR, nor does it have those markings. But it is meant for wet areas and is purpose built. Complete neoprenish gasket, etc....but the shutters covers all 3 holes, H/N/G, which IMO at least seal out the elements to the guts a whole lot better...

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Old 01-26-13, 01:54 PM
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The internal circuit board has an epoxy coating to help with corrosion. Definitely a much need improvement as outdor receptacles don't last that long.
Old 01-26-13, 02:16 PM
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Should have better UV protection so the plastic does not degrade.
Old 01-26-13, 05:36 PM
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I go as far as modding the gaskets/seals with neoprene material.
Even put di-electric grease on any open holes for electrical connections.

Any sparkies doing any other additional best pratices..

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