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Leviton CR020-W 20-Amp, 125 Volt, Slim Body Duplex Receptacle (Straight Blade, Commercial Grade, Self Grounding, White) $1.58 @ Amazon

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of course after I just bought 4 of these and modified them in a way that I can't return them. Good deal.
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Any 15 amp decora on sale?
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Just a note fwiw, these won't be residential code because they're not tamper resistant so it might date your home before 2017.
If you don't care about electrical inspection, otherwise commercial grade is way better than residential grade ones.
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Quote from tornredcarpet :
Just a note fwiw, these won't be residential code because they're not tamper resistant so it might date your home before 2017.
If you don't care about electrical inspection, otherwise commercial grade is way better than residential grade ones.
TR are annoying as hell anyways. Don't want those
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QQ, why should ground be on top? I see it done both ways in all the homes I've been in.
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Same price at Home Depot [homedepot.com], while other colors are cheaper than Amazon.
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QQ, why should ground be on top? I see it done both ways in all the homes I've been in.
It's not a huge deal but it might be slightly safer to have ground on the bottom.

When something isn't quite all the way plugged in and a small bit of the prongs are still exposed, there's a risk that something might come in contact with the prongs and create a short. Putting the ground on top shields the potentially live prongs. The typical example of this is a paperclip falling behind a desk and hitting the partially exposed prongs on a "normal", ground on the bottom plug, creating a short, and maybe getting stuck in the shorted position. If the plug were ground up, the paperclip would just just hamlessley bounce off.

The other argument is that "normal" plugs kind of look like smiley faces which might be enticing to kids.

edit: BTW, $1.58 is the normal price on these.
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QQ, why should ground be on top? I see it done both ways in all the homes I've been in.
There is no national code that designates up, down or sideways. There are plenty of common sense reasons for whichever way, but ultimately the choice of the installer or the owner. Personally, I put the ground up on all receptacles except those controlled by a switch.

Up because if something conductive should fall on a cord partially out, the ground prong will help protect from the live wire prong, or go directly to ground. Since most lamps do not have a ground prong that makes the prior irrelevant, the ground down immediately tells which receptacle is controlled by a switch.

Now, there could be a local electrical code that you will have to inquire for.
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Thanks for the great responses to ground up or down. To add, I also find that cables are usually pulled downward due to gravity. When the plug looks like a smiley face, the part of the face that looks like the chin breaks when the plastic becomes old and brittle.
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Quote from 1-6 :
Thanks for the great responses to ground up or down. To add, I also find that cables are usually pulled downward due to gravity. When the plug looks like a smiley face, the part of the face that looks like the chin breaks when the plastic becomes old and brittle.
Ground pointing up. The top gets exposed and things can fall on whichever prong is at the top. Better to have it be the ground than an exposed circuit.
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Quote from upgrayeddme2 :
It's not a huge deal but it might be slightly safer to have ground on the bottom.

When something isn't quite all the way plugged in and a small bit of the prongs are still exposed, there's a risk that something might come in contact with the prongs and create a short. Putting the ground on top shields the potentially live prongs. The typical example of this is a paperclip falling behind a desk and hitting the partially exposed prongs on a "normal", ground on the bottom plug, creating a short, and maybe getting stuck in the shorted position. If the plug were ground up, the paperclip would just just hamlessley bounce off.

The other argument is that "normal" plugs kind of look like smiley faces which might be enticing to kids.

edit: BTW, $1.58 is the normal price on these.
This is doubly true in many commercial settings because the stainless steel faceplates are more common. If those are loose its very easy for them to arc.

Edit: for home use this is a total overkill and over price. Most home outlets need 15AMP rating receptacles and those can be had on the residential side for around 50c each.
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Quote from wpc :
of course after I just bought 4 of these and modified them in a way that I can't return them. Good deal.
So buy 4 at this price, then return them to get the refund from your original purchase, at the higher price.
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TR are annoying as hell anyways. Don't want those
I thought the same thing but changed my mind after trying them. They were a little stiff at first when they were new, but I couldn't tell the difference between them and a regular receptacle after a few insertion cycles. I think they're a great idea now. Maybe some brands are better than others though.
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Table 210.21 (B)(3) in the National Electrical Code 2005 NFPA 72

Actual question ! Are these China products?

https://www.leviton.com/en/products/t5820-w

Oh well! Too good to be true.
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