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Wall plates with indicators or stickers for switched receptacle


Old 09-19-15, 05:25 PM
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Wall plates with indicators or stickers for switched receptacle

Are there wall plates with switched outlet indicators? Or stickers?

I have a couple of dual outlets in my house where one of the two outlets is switched. It seems to generate confusion...
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Old 09-19-15, 05:45 PM
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A sticker would be an easy fix. However, new code for 2014 requires plates to indicate receptacles that can be switched off for energy management systems. See here: Changes & Requirements for Receptacles, 2014 NEC ‹ IAEI Magazine You could do the same for the switched outlets. I have not seen these on the market as of yet.
Old 09-19-15, 06:42 PM
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Some turn the switched receptacles 180 degrees from the non switched.
Old 09-21-15, 11:32 AM
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I'm a fan of P-Touch labelers. If you make the label pretty small, it doesn't look too 'industrial'.

If you're into arts and crafts, you can use dry transfer letters (small letters that you use a pencil to transfer onto the plate) then some clear nail polish to ensure they don't get rubbed off.
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There are vendors online where you can buy custom engraved device plates.

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