Correct Terminology

Old 06-10-20, 06:24 AM
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Correct Terminology

When labeling a panel, what is the correct terminolgy: Recepticals or Outlets?
Old 06-10-20, 06:27 AM
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Either one conveys the proper meaning.
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Outlets can be receptacles or connections for ceiling light fixtures or other connections.

Receptacles are for plugging in equipment having cord and plug.
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Old 06-10-20, 07:41 AM
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Receptacles is the proper term.
An outlet is any point on the system that uses power. That includes but is not limited to lights, fans, heaters, and receptacles, etc. A switch is not an outlet. It does not use power.
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