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Engineerlt

120V Electrical Outlets
« on: March 11, 2020, 07:31:47 am »
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I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with there 120V electrical outlets. I don't know if we are just overly rough on these outlets or whomever installed them over tightened them. Out of the 6 interior outlets I have replaced 5 so far. Here is a picture of a broken one. I have replaced mine using a remodel box with a quality leviton outlet and face plate.

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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2020, 08:13:40 am »
We've had our rig almost seven years, lived in it full time around three and a half of those. We use our outlets extensively and have no problems. Phoenix may have changed their supplier, their supplier may have downgraded their product or, as you noted, someone may have cranked them down too tight with a screw gun.
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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 08:16:47 am »
I just noticed they are screwed through the plate itself and not mounted through the screw holes. Are they all like that? Don't you have to go through the holes to connect to the box behind? (Assuming there is a box behind)
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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2020, 09:08:19 am »
I had one that pulled out of the wall and fell into 3 pcs. Who ever installed it just put the cover on it and let it go. I have 2 others with cracks in them, all were just simply over tightened.

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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 12:13:40 pm »
After reviewing these post I examined our outlet covers.  In the inside the faceplate is flush with the outlet.   On two of them it appears they were glued on; there are no screws holding the cover in place.  One of the outlets does have the screws in place which seem to be in the correct position just above and below the actual outlets.  The photo posted is funky....  it doesn't appear to be the correct faceplate.  What are the two notches?  and the screws look like they were just screwed in. 

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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 03:50:37 pm »
I just did a little more research into these outlets, they are made by Wirecon, Type WDR and are very unusual.  I know these are used in more RV's than just PC's, I bought one from a RV parts supplier in Texas.  Here is a link to a youtube video on these, I didn't know you needed a special tool for installation...

So if you want to learn more about these outlets checkout the link,           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuo2EFKfJ58

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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 09:08:08 am »
Found a 2012 post with a dead link, but seems to say they USED to show you how to install without needing the tool..

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php?topic=57787.0

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They should be installed with a special installation tool that preps and inserts the cable, however these cost a lot of money. Page 18 of the Wirecon Installation Guide tells how to reinstall using a C-clamp and pliers. This can be a dangerous thing if not done properly, especially if a high current device like a heater or microwave is installed in a poorly connected receptacle. here is a link to the Wirecon Installation Guide




FOUND IT!  Page 18 shows alternate method(s) to install wires.

https://mobilehomesupplies.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Wirecon-InstallationGuide.pdf


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Re: 120V Electrical Outlets
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2020, 09:12:01 am »
Got a screenshot in case that link goes bad..

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