Electrical Receptacles

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of electrical receptacle manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top electrical receptacle manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find electrical receptacle companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture electrical receptacle to your companies specifications. Then contact the electrical receptacle companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of electrical receptacle outlets, plug and receptacles, receptacles switches, or customized electrical receptacles of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • Livermore, CA 800-669-8090

    Our electrical receptacles are RoHS certified. We are able to offer orders of all sizes for your convenience and we have made it our priority to be able to accommodate our customers to the fullest. Our staff members are committed to bringing you full customer satisfaction in order to keep you coming back to us for all of your project requirements. Our website is a very interactive tool in finding the products that you have been searching for. Contact us today to get started!

    Read Reviews
  • Oskaloosa, IA 641-673-5000

    All of our power cords are tested and stand up to rigorous demands of everyday application. We serve a global market including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and of course the United States. We offer a variety of power cords for your choosing convenience. There is no minimum order quantity that you have to follow when you do business with us, and all of our products are made in our Iowa factory in the United States. Call today for more info!

    Read Reviews
  • Joliet, IL 800-683-7228

    When it comes to a great deal on electrical receptacles look no further than us! We are able to provide you with products that the competition just cannot top. We aim to exceed customer expectations every time we work with you in order to keep you coming back to us for all of your power cord needs. If you are interested in learning more information, our website is a great resource for information. For a more personalized touch, contact us today!

    Read Reviews
  • Lancaster, PA 800-818-4916

    Our plug adapters are guaranteed to bring you a lifetime of value. Our staff is committed to bringing you only the most reliable products that are available. We will find solutions for your cord needs regardless of how difficult the job may be. We have experienced technicians on hand in order to help you find the perfect product for you! All of our products go through rigorous testing before being shipped to you. Contact us today for more information.

    Read Reviews
  • Chino, CA 888-871-7224

    Voltec Power & Lighting is a manufacturer of appliance cord sets, electronic cord sets, interconnects, power supply cords and custom molded cable assemblies for the OEM markets. We are ISO 2002 registered. No matter what your industry or application, Voltec has the power supply for you.

    Read Reviews
  • More Electrical Receptacles Companies

Electrical Receptacles Industry Information

Improving Electrical Safety with Self-Testing Electrical Receptacles

Electrical receptacles are also referred to as outlets, or wall sockets, and are the interface between electrical equipment and a power source. A power supply cord is attached to an electrical receptacle through the means of an electrical plug. Receptacles have an array of slots designed to accept the pins, or prongs, of electrical plugs in a way that connects the power cord to the power supply and are referred to as "females" while electrical plugs are called "males". The flow of electrical energy through the connection is dependent on a tight fit between the plug and the receptacle.

Electrical receptacles are typically dangerous, because they can be a source of shock, power shortages, and even fires. For years, many companies have used self-testing electrical receptacles that help protect factories from electrical dangers. These receptacles prevent the unsafe condition of power without protection.

Self-testing electrical units conduct an automatic test on the device every second. If the device ever fails, a light flashes to signal that the GFCI needs to be replaced. Another feature of these units is a safe lock feature. If damage to critical components are detected during the test, power to the unit is turned off- improving the safety of the area and preventing future damage to the area. These devices can be used in any dangerous environment in industrial settings- including wet environments, electrically-charged environments, and outdoor environments. Some factories also manufacture self-testing units for residential use, which makes them ideal for use around bathrooms, garages, basements, and kitchens.

The self-testing unit uses a ground terminal back wire clamp, an auto ground clip, and two back wire holes per termination to improve wiring flexibility and to save box space. The unit is manufactured from high impact resistant thermoplastic for durability, strength, and improved performance.

Factories that use these units report improved safety in a variety of environments. For just a little additional expense, the safety of any factory or commercial environment can be greatly improved.

Electrical Receptacles

Available in many different designs and styles according to application needs, electrical receptacles are utilized in a range of equipment from window air conditioners, clothes dryers, medical equipment, domestic appliances, assembly machinery and all types of electrical equipment. The majority of electrical receptacles run on alternating current, or AC power, and they consist of live or phase components, neutral components and earth or ground components, each allowing the flow of electrical energy through the receptacle. Made with insulating materials such as nickel, silver, plastic and galvanized steel, sockets are formed with two slots and an optional extra slot known as a grounding hole which is used in some electrical plugs for polarization. Designed to receive a conventional electrical cord and plug, common electrical receptacles run on the United States standard 120-volt system. However, heavy-duty 240-volt receptacles can be designed for equipment that requires a higher voltage such as electric ranges or industrial machinery.

As with any component that is used in the transferring of electrical energy, there are important safety precautions to be considered. Electrical receptacles can cause shock and electrical hazards due to deterioration, damage or misuse resulting in personal injury, death and/or property damage from electrical fires. Frequent usage is a common cause of deterioration in receptacles, especially in high-traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Therefore, high quality materials and the consistent maintenance and upkeep of receptacles is important, especially in industrial and manufacturing settings. The National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) sets stringent quality standards for power cords, sockets and components in the US, and other countries around the world which use different voltages and electrical plug and receptacle structures set their own testing standards for general safety purposes. There are however, technologies in place to reduce the potential hazards of electrical receptacles. Polarization, for example, helps control the connection between the electrical plug and the socket. Other measures include tamper resistance components and corrosion resistant materials, especially in receptacles designed to be exposed to harsher environments.

More Electrical Receptacles Information

Electrical Receptacles
Electrical Receptacles
Electrical Receptacles - United Universal Industries, Inc.
Electrical Receptacles - Quail Electronics, Inc.

Electrical Receptacles Informational Video