2nd October 2019

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What is considered an outlet?

An electrical outlet or receptacle is a socket that connects an electrical device to an electricity supply. In buildings, electrical outlets are usually installed in the wall, although they can also be installed in the floor. Different countries often have different outlet types and voltages.

What is the difference between a plug and a receptacle?

The difference between a plug and receptacle is that plugs have prolonged connecting pins which fit into a mating socket called a receptacle. A receptacle connector is sometimes called a jack. A receptacle will have mounting features such as a flange with holes.
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