Outdoor Outlet for Large Plugs

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Outdoor Outlet for Large Plugs

I need an outdoor outlet that will accept 2 oversize plugs. Standard weather resistant outlet boxes will not let me plug 2 plugs in (they do not fit). The plugs are for Arlo Cams and the plug ins are about an inch. Are there larger boxes & covers to accept larger plugs?
 
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Have you looked at in-use boxes with the large cover?
 
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Old 04-10-20, 08:51 AM
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Typically an over sized plug is designed so as not to allow another item in a standard duplex outlet. And most weather resistant or weatherproof outlets are standard duplex outlets.
 
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??? Norm is talking about the outlet size and I was thinking you were asking about the box size. So which is it that's giving you the problem?
 
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Old 04-10-20, 11:07 AM
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I believe the OP is talking about wall warts for the cameras. Rarely do two fit in a standard receptacle.
I was under the impression that the Arlo cameras were battery operated.
 
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There is a power adapter for the Arlo cams. So the issue is getting two of the adapters into one duplex socket?
If the adapters don't have a neutral plug in orientation then it looks like they'd fit in the socket end to end, but then the cover box becomes the problem.
 
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I've installed outside cams similar to what you want to do. Since my cam is close to a window I was able to thread the power brick wire between the window screen and the bottom of the window sill. It does not affect the closing of the window.



 
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Would a two gang outdoor box with a bubble cover do it? Like this one?
When you install the receptacles in the 2 gang maybe switch them so one faces one way and the other one faces the other way (opposite direction).
 
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Install a 2 gang box and in-use cover.
 
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Old 04-11-20, 11:55 AM
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More than likely if you need to plug both in at the same location.... you will need two boxes, receptacles and covers. I don't think two adapters will fit side by side in a double duplex.

I looked at the adapters they offer.
No dimensions listed and hard to get a feel for the actual side from a picture.
 
 

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