Electrical Outlets Rapid City SD

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Kitchen & Bath Showcase
(605) 388-3915
336 Sheffer St.
Rapid City, SD
Fastenal- Rapid City
1550 Samco Road Rapid City, SD, 57702
Rapid City, SD
Stan Houston Equipment- Rapid City
1210 Deadwood Ave Rapid City, SD, 57702
Rapid City, SD
Newkirk's Ace Hardware
(605) 343-9797
1602 E St Patrick St
Rapid City, SD
(605) 341-4815
2550 Haines Avenue
Rapid City, SD
M-SA 7 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Rapid City Winnelson
(605) 399-3990
1525C Samco Rd
Rapid City, SD
Menard's 3133
(605) 399-3922
1805 Eglin Street
Rapid City, SD
Ferguson Enterprises 3095
(605) 341-4230
2440 E St Andrew St
Rapid City, SD
Haggar's True Value
(605) 786-9955
12150 Siouxland Road
Black Hawk, SD
Ace Lumber Mart
(605) 343-4900
2211 East Hwy 44
Rapid City, SD

Wiring outlet types

An explanation of outlet types for the various amp and voltage ratings:

The standard outlet in home wiring is the 15 amp outlet. It has two vertical slots and usually a ground hole. One slot is wider than the other. The wider slot, on the neutral side, is for plugs that have a wider stab and are called polarized plugs. The intention is to make sure that the neutral side of the appliance is plugged into the neutral side of the outlet. This insures among other things, that the appliance is dead all the way back to the switch to keep most of the appliance dead when the switch is off. The outlet can be installed with the ground hole up or down, although there are some safety reasons for going with the hole up configuration. (more on reversed polarity here. )

The 20 amp outlet would be installed where some appliances might be larger and require the higher amp rating. A 15 amp appliance can use this outlet. But the horizontal tab on the 20 amp plug insures it must be used in only a 20 amp outlet. The 20 amp outlet has a horizontal slot.

A reminder here, this outlet must be installed with #12 wire (not #14).

When you get up to 30 amp outlets, you will find that they are primarily 250 Volt outlets. Dryers use 30 amp outlets. There are 3 wire outlets, for 2 hots and a ground/neutral. And there are 4 wire outlets for 2 hots, the neutral and the ground. New dryers/homes will have the 4 wire, the older configuration is th...

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