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Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:51 am

I found these single 110v sockets that I really like the look of them and I only need one socket per location instead of a typical 2 socket like in a house..
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Shore power> PD4045 w/ breaker> GFCI in galley> these little sockets one at each corners by our head and one in the middle by our feet for the TV

They are mainly used for phone charging

Would that work or would I need real outlets?

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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:10 pm

They will work. They require that the wires be soldered to the connectors on the back, and they will not mount securely in a panel much thicker than a sheet of metal.

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Postby les45 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:27 pm

Check the reviews. Several people claimed that they were fire hazards and not able to handle rated capacity.
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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby H.A. » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:56 pm

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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby MtnDon » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:19 pm

You might verify at least if these things are a Recognized Component. Not that RC listing is a be-all end-all of quality component, its a good indication of its robust construction suitable & safe for its intended use.


The symbol used to mark these is a backwards R, followed by a U

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That indicates the part has been tested and approved for use when a component of the entire approved device which would receive the UL mark. By itself RU does not mean it would be UL approved for any other use. But it does mean the part itself is well enough made to be used as a part of a UL device. With no marks it is a crap shoot; could be junk or good.
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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby MtnDon » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:25 pm

Leviton and Cooper both made single outlet devices that are approved and have face plates for them. Leviton at Home Depot
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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:49 pm

MtnDon wrote:Leviton and Cooper both made single outlet devices that are approved and have face plates for them. Leviton at Home Depot


Those are a much better choice for this application than those originally specified.

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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby H.A. » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:52 pm

If you are determined to use snap-in devices, you might Google the phrase "snap-in outlet 15 amp 125v single receptacle".
A number of examples will show up from respected wiring device manufacturers, Leviton, Cooper, et.al.
Many can be found with 14awg stranded leads already attached.

As stated, they can work great, but should be fitted into a suitable enclosure...
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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:08 pm

Wow so many answers thank you all very much I still don't know what I'm going to do try but I have more ideas now
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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:22 pm

If you are just going to use most of the 120VAC outlets to charge phones etc. Why not just install these instead
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Systems- ... B01BVBRBXA

Your PD4045 provides lots of 12 VDC circuits, you can use them to power USB Charger sockets directly instead of using wall wart chargers plugged into 120VAC. You can even easily find 12VDC powered televisions...

My teardrop has one duplex 120VAC outlet in the cabin and one in the galley. Everything else runs on 12VDC so I can be battery powered when there is no shore power.

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Re: Can I use these 110v sockets after the GFCI socket

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:45 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:If you are just going to use most of the 120VAC outlets to charge phones etc. Why not just install these instead
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Systems- ... B01BVBRBXA

Your PD4045 provides lots of 12 VDC circuits, you can use them to power USB Charger sockets directly instead of using wall wart chargers plugged into 120VAC. You can even easily find 12VDC powered televisions...

My teardrop has one duplex 120VAC outlet in the cabin and one in the galley. Everything else runs on 12VDC so I can be battery powered when there is no shore power.

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That actually is what I talked to my wife about tonight and we are going to do that instead I really like that idea thank you
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