What Are Electrical Outlets?
The most common format of electrical outlets (also called receptacles or “plug-ins”) is two outlets per faceplate, mounted in walls about a foot or so from the floor or countertops. Outlets are used to power everything from lamps to computers to major appliances. Not every outlet is the same, and if they are not properly installed, they can lead to serious electrical problems. It’s important to make sure that each outlet is wired correctly, with appropriate protective features.