15 Amp receptacle with back wire for a 12 awg push wire

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15 Amp receptacle with back wire for a 12 awg push wire

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I'm new to the forum, but I'm looking for a receptacle that will take a 12 gauge wire in the back push in part. I don't want the spring tension type, I want it to be when you tighten the screw on the side it'll tighten against the wire. It will also have to be tamper resistant to meet local code. I'm wiring a new construction house for myself and trying to avoid having to curl every wire around the screws if possible. Thanks for any help!
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What you are looking for is called a back wired device. The back stab uses the spring tension and are limited to a #14.
 
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Old 02-28-17, 08:43 AM
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Only outlets that I know of like that are GFCI. Takes about 1 second to loop wire.
 
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I have installed a ton of arrow hart (cooper) 6252W-BU. That is a white decora style, tamper resistant, 15 amp receptacle with back wire clamps. They are of course available in other colors and standard style (non-decora). Other manufacturers have equivalent products. You will likely have to buy them from an electrical distributor (local or online) because the big box stores usually don't carry them as the models with back wire are generally commercial grade. And they are quite a bit more expensive than residential grade with side wire and push in connections. But they are worth it IMO.
 
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Back Wired Recptacle

Search Lowes item "61241". No interest other than customer.
 
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Search Lowes item "61241". No interest other than customer.
According to the lowes listing...those are not tamper resistant.
 
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All of the box stores I've seen stock the back wired/clamp style. You just have to look past the 79 specials. Back wire witches are sometimes difficult to find.
 
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Thanks for the replys... I have cyst on my wrist and it makes difficult to curl them all but after talking to some local electricians I plan to go ahead and do it. They all said they've had bad luck with them. I figured with the clamp style there wouldn't be anyway for the wire to move, but I guess I'm wrong. Lol thanks again huys!
 
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You aren't wrong. The electricians probably don't like them cause they take longer than the stab back. I don't know ANYONE who doesn't like the clamp style just fine...except for the price.
 
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Not mentioned, side wired with clamp plate.

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Where can you find the side wire with the clamp plate?
 
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Old 03-01-17, 05:26 AM
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I don't know. Maybe one of the pros does. You could always taske the picture to an electric supply store or hardware store.
 
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Old 03-01-17, 12:48 PM
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Where can you find the side wire with the clamp plate?
Nearly all commercial grade duplex receptacles fit the bill. The catalog numbers that start with "BR" are the commercial devices, here is a tamper resistant one.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hubbell-15-...utlet/50183843

It's hard to tell from the picture, but in the description is states, "Internal clamp type back wire feature for a faster secure termination".
 
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