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Outlet Symbols

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Summary: Identification of Outlet Symbols used in Electrical Construction for understanding Blueprints and Electrical Drawings.
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This list of outlet symbols will help you to identify these devices on the electrical blueprint or wiring diagram layout.

When performing any electrical wiring for any of these outlets devices, you will be able to identify the type and location of the various devices from this list of outlet symbols.

The listing includes a description of the commonly used devices that are represented by these outlet symbols.

In this listing of outlet symbols are a number of the most commonly installed receptacle outlets in the typical residential home. These outlets are found in various areas and rooms of the home where the most common type is a general purpose outlet, also known as a duplex receptacle. The listing also contains other special purpose outlets as well.

Electrical Wiring Diagram Symbols for Outlets

Outlet Electrical Symbol Outlet
The outlet symbol refers to an receptacle outlet which is 120 volts. The most common outlet is referred to as a general purpose outlet and is found in most areas of the home. In most installations the outlets is also a duplex outlet where there are two outlets in the same device and take up one space.
GFI Outlet Electrical Symbol GFI Outlet
The GFI or GFCI outlet symbol describes a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter protected outlet. The GFCI outlets is found in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Switched Outlet Electrical Symbol Switched Outlet
The switched outlet symbol generally refers to an outlet that is controlled by a switch. Switched outlets are typically found in bedrooms.
Waterproof Outlet Electrical Symbol Waterproof Outlet
The waterproof outlet symbol refers to an outlet that is located outdoors and is required to have a cover over the outlet that will make it waterproof.
Quad Outlet Electrical Symbol Quad Outlet
The quad outlet symbol refers to two duplex receptacles that are mounted side by side in a two gang electrical box.
Floor Outlet Electrical Symbol Floor Outlet
The floor outlet symbol refers to an outlet that is flush mounted into a finished floor. A floor outlet may be a single outlet, duplex outlet or more. In some installations a floor outlet may be mounted in a divided electrical box where low voltage connections are provided for devices such as a TV or Data Port.
240 Volt Outlet Electrical Symbol 240 Volt Outlet
The 240 volt outlet symbol may be used to describe 240 volt equipment such as an electric clothes dryer or a kitchen range.

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