Definition : Devices designed to permit electrical and mechanical connection of electric equipment from the mains through an inserted electric plug. These electric devices commonly have female features (e.g., slots or holes), or a combination of the two into which devices are plugged; the slots or holes have metal contacts that are connected on the opposite side of the receptacle to electrical wiring. Electric receptacles are used to connect electrical equipment (e.g., instruments, diagnostic and therapeutic devices) to the main electrical supply. Explosion-proof, ground connection, hospital grade, and locking electric receptacles are also available.
Entry Terms : "Electrical Receptacles" , "Receptacles, Electric" , "Electrical Sockets" , "Receptacles" , "Electrical Outlets"
UMDC code : 27930