A galvanised double or two-gang back box designed for surface mounting the Factorylux double wall sockets The boxes are spin galvanised to match the finish of the sockets or there is a galvanised double blanking plate to use the box to house an electrical connection. The cover plate is mounted over the receptacle and has apertures for plug blades. Remarks: To complete the installation of the product, it must be combined with a flush-mount wall box (ref.51020102-039) or with a surface-mount wall box base (ref.51050002-030). If yes, you may need to do more updating than just recessing the surface mounted sockets. Installations are perfect without breaking walls, and all the plates have an elegant polished finish. Note: Modular Devices also mount on American 2X4, 4X4 wall boxes. This vertical plane sets the boundary for which portions of the cover plate should not extend past, allowing for unobstructed insertion of plug blades into the receptacle through the cover plate. Note: Not for use with # 70125 wall box. This invention relates generally to cover plates for electrical outlets and more particularly to a simplified means to cover the face of unattractive electrical sockets and thereby make the outlet more aesthetically pleasing while maintaining proper functionality. Note: Panel mount frame # 79100X45 available, accepts two 22.5mmX45mm modular devices. With Gira socket outlets, you can take electricity outdoors – simply and safely. The prior art also describes removable paint shields to protect the sockets and cover plates during painting. NOTE: Outlets # 70100X45-IT, # 74600X45, # 685041X45, # 685042X45 cannot be used with this cover. Failing to do this may mean the plate sits slightly off the wall, which will spoil the effect of the flat plates. To maximize the strength of the covering surface while minimizing the thickness 88, it has been found that a thickness between 0.030 inches and 0.055 inches reduces the likelihood of structural failure while maintaining the ability to achieve sufficient contact of the plug prongs within the socket. Type ‘CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE’ and check ‘Cookies’ and ‘cache’ options, with time lapse equal to ‘All the period’ and type ‘Clean’. These boxes are suitable for plates between 85-89mm x 85-89mm for a single sized plate or 85-89mm x 145-149mm for a twin sized plate. USB POWER SUPPLY CHARGER, DOUBLE USB SOCKETS, 45X45mm MODULAR SIZE, 5V-1500mA, NOMINAL INPUT VOLTAGE 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 200mA NOMINAL INPUT FREQUENCY, IP40 RATED, SCREW TERMINALS. The number of apertures in the cover plate for receiving plug blades is dependent on the number of blades on the plug. In particular embodiments, the cover plate may comprise a plurality of plug blade apertures, a front surface, one or more thinned regions on the front surface, and a back surface region that contacts the socket face. Deposit recessed wall sockets with integrated disappearance. Surface wiring is a system of channels and boxes that let you put outlets, switches or light fixtures anywhere you want—without the hassle of cutting into walls, fishing wire and patching holes. The shape placed on the front surface of the cover plate, either by using grooves or protrusions, aids in the visual quality of the cover plate. Something I noticed when viewing was that the power sockets in the house stick out from the walls – like blocks fixed onto the walls rather than sockets that sit flush on the walls. Note: Metal Wall Box, Flush Mount= Use Box # 72350X47D, Requires Frame # 79120X45, Wall Plate # 79130X45. In order to obtain the look for the type of front surface desired while maintaining the ability to fit the socket face being covered. Reinstalling the cover plate then emphasize the paint-splattered surface of the outlet, as the defaced socket surface is compared to the pristine surface of the cover plate. This will allow the flat plates to sit tightly against the wall. The good news is that in most cases it’s a relatively easy job to do this, and – at the time of writing – you don’t need to notify the job to the council under Building Regulations, as long as you’re adding the sockets to an existing radial circuit, ring circuit or spur and not direct to the consumer unit. Note: Stainless steel wall plates # 97120-BZ and # 97120-DBZ mounts outlet onto standard American 2X4 and 4X4 wall boxes. Sockets can be surface or flush-mounted. Electrical devices are plugged in by inserting the plug blades through aligned apertures in the cover plate and socket. Alternatively, cover plates comprising selected aspects of the present invention may be manufactured to include one or more openings for switches or other electrical devices, without limitation, in addition to including one or more thinned front surface regions for hiding socket faces. NEMA 1-15R, AMERICAN, ASIA, CHINA, THAILAND, S. AMERICA, SAUDI ARABIA, 15A-127V MODULAR OUTLET, 22.5mmX45mm SIZE. Take the box away, check for hidden pipes or cables, and drill and plug the wall behind. They allow switches and sockets to be recessed into the wall for a better appearance. This enables the front surface of the cover plate to not extend beyond the plane defined in part by the one or more thinned regions of the front surface that extends parallel to the cover plate.
Some plates need deeper back boxes. It will be understood that the specific embodiments illustrated in the figures are for exemplary purposes only and the present invention may be formed to have many various shapes, looks and textures on the front surface while altering the reverse side to fit any type of outlet socket face. Also, the securing apertures may be adaptable such that each of the cover plates, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 may have one or two securing apertures depending on the type of electrical outlet to be covered. Unscrew the socket faceplate and pull it away from the wall, but keep the screws in case the new ones don’t fit. This protrusion thereby provides proper alignment of the apertures, allowing the back surface of the cover plate to seat properly against the socket face, while maintaining the vertical plane boundary at the thinned front surface regions of the cover plate. No. 3,840,692 Wells describes an outsized cover plate that is screwed over an existing cover plate. Next, remove the knockout in the new surface mounting box and pass the cables through. Only do this if there is room for it inside the mounting box – all wiring connections must be accessible and not buried in the wall behind. When you’ve done that, tighten each fixing screw bit by bit until the faceplate is securely fixed to the wall or the box. Note: Panel mount frame # 79110X45 available, accepts one 22.5mmX45mm modular device. Fit the new faceplate, and use the socket tester to check it’s correctly wired. Once the pattress box is mounted attach the socket, switch etc and check that it is level, if not adjust the pattress box by slackening off the wall mounting screws a little, moving the box and re-tighten making sure not to move the box while tightening the screw. Note: # 69580X45 Insert with lift lid cover accepts 45mmX45mm & 22.5mmX45mm modular size outlets, switches and related devices. It is common practice to remove the cover plate during remodeling or redecorating so that it does not become damaged or defaced with paint drips and splatters, wallpaper paste, or other decorating materials. Both wall sockets are also equipped with a hinged protective cover and are pre-wired and mounted in a double, splashproof, surface-mounting box with one M20 input with cable gland. This is a 10 Pack of surface mount power sockets, with an effective unit price of $2.75 inc GST each. We are specializing in producing and exporting various standard mid- high range wall switch&socket, plugs, circuit breakers, lighting and some other low-voltage products. They also suffer the same problem as the known decorative cover plates: they project farther from the wall than the original cover plate, thereby making the outlet even more noticeable. WEATHERPROOF, 4 GANG, IP55 RATED, INSULATED SURFACE MOUNT WALL,BOX WITH TRANSPARENT LIFT LID COVER (). ACCEPTS 22.5mmX45mm, 45mmX45mm, 67.5mmX45mm MODULAR DEVICES. Note: Requires one # 79210×45-N wall box mounting frame. WALL PLATE, TWO GANG SIZE. The modular structured 45x45mm mains and UPS sockets and 22.5×45 mm practical and ergonomic socket cases suitable for phone, data and multimedia sockets enable you to save time in regards to their easy installation. Whether you need power for a lawnmower, electric barbecue or party lighting – there are lots of good reasons why you might want to install socket outlets outdoors. Note: # 69582X45 Insert accepts 45mmX45mm & 22.5mmX45mm modular size outlets, switches and related devices. The cover plate of the present invention can be made with corresponding number and placement of apertures to match and align with the number of underlying socket faces. Note: Mounts on American 2×4 wall boxes, requires one # 79180×45-N or # 79140×45-N or # 79145×45-N wall plate. NOTE: ACCEPTS 22.5mmX45mm & 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE DEVICES. How to sink an electrical socket in to a solid wall. A 2 gang steel surface mounting box, finished to match our electrical switch and socket plates. If you’re constantly using trailing sockets or adapters to run your electrical appliances in a particular room, then it’s time to look at adding extra wall sockets. Note: Mounts on American, European Wall Boxes or Panel Mount, DIN Rail mount. The plate has manually positionable shutters to occlude the entire socket so that plugs may not be inserted. Frame mounts on American two gang wall boxes. We offer a wide range of hand made solid metal boxes and we make these in 2 sizes (Small & Large). EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL 20A-250V THREE WAY SWITCH (EUROPEAN 2-WAY), INDICATOR LIGHT, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE. The Knightsbridge range of specialist sockets offer bespoke installation solutions, for mounting sockets in kitchens, bedrooms, hotel rooms, and desktops. Going through a kitchen rewire the electrician has noted I shouldn’t have flushed sockets inside the kitchen cabinets for appliances and therefore should have surface mounted sockets as he is saying the the kitchen fitter would make a mess of cutting out the back board of the kitchen units for sockets.
Gira water-protected surface-mounted socket outlets are available in grey and made of unbreakable plastic that is resistant to oil, grease, fuel and chemicals. This invention provides a simple, easily-installed cover plate that hides the face of sockets by covering an electrical outlet, including the face of the sockets. Shows cover plate 60 having a face with a decora groove 62 with a set of apertures 22 for plug blades and top and bottom securing apertures 52 and 54. Gira SCHUKO socket outlets are equipped with a hinged cover, which is even available in a lockable design to prevent unwanted use by third parties. Cover plates are available in a variety of colors, decorator textures and even covered with wallpaper to match the wall. Surface-mounted sockets are simple to install; you simply take the plastic box and screw it to the wall using screws and wall plugs. Other patents describe inventions that replace existing cover plates to improve safety of the outlet. 15 AMPERE-127 VOLT, (15A-125V NEMA 5-15R) OUTLET, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE, IP20 RATED. Only a pattress box, but sturdily built and a perfect match for MK faceplates. With this horizontal combination, the two splashproof, surface-mounting wall sockets are equipped with side earthing, safety shutter and plug-in terminals. EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL 20A-250V SINGLE POLE SWITCH, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE. Aesthetically pleasing Stainless Steel Sockets with 304 – V2A – 1.4301 Stainless Steel Back Boxes. Protrusions extending from the back surface may be used so long as the thickness 88 remains less than 0.075 inches from the front surface of the cover plate to the foremost portion of the socket face seated against the back surface of the cover plate at the plug blade apertures of the cover plate. Note: Mounts on American 2×4 Size Wall Boxes. Wherein the cover plate having a thickness between the front surface region and the back surface region at the plurality of plug blade apertures of not more than 0.055 inches. You can either get a special socket conversion box to help you do this, or use a standard double socket and drill and plug the wall (as shown here). Note: Outlet DIN Rail Mount= use # 70125-DIN Bracket & # 70125 Wall Box. Frame mounts on American (4X4) two gang wall boxes. Please note: We would recommend sitting the metal back boxes slightly further back in the wall for flat plate sockets and switches. NOTE: ACCEPTS # 72100X45, 72100X45-BLK, 73310X45, 74600X45, 74700X45, 77508X45, 77509X45, 84100X45 OUTLETS ONLY. This invention comprises a base plate and a decorative face plate that slides between a closed position where the sockets are occluded, and an open position where the sockets are exposed. ACCEPTS COMBINATIONS OF 22.5mmx45mm, 45mmx45mm DEVICES OR ONE 67.5mmx45mm WITH ONE 22.5mmx45mm MODULAR DEVICE. This small thickness allows the plug blades to be inserted deeper into the plug blade apertures of the receptacle despite the insulative plug cover layer extending over the socket face. In addition to outlets having different numbers of apertures, outlets may have varying numbers of socket faces. To maximize the contact made by the plug prongs into the socket, it has been found that a thickness within the range of 0.035-0.045 inches provides a substantially maximum contact between the plug prongs and the socket for a covered socket face while providing adequate strength of the covering surface. The back box finish will matched to the finish you choose for the sockets and switches. ACCEPTS ONE 22.5mmx45mm SIZE MODULAR DEVICE. Scame surface mount sockets that are available in a choice of current ratings, pin types, voltages and IP ratings. Under certain circumstance you may not be able to, or want to, put back boxes in the wall. A cover plate having apertures to allow the sockets to protrude is installed over these components, typically with one or two screws. EUROPEAN, UK, BRITISH, AUSTRALIA, ASIA, THAILAND, NEMA 13A-250V, 15A-127V, MULTI-CONFIGURATION OUTLET, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE, SHUTTERED CONTACTS. Option= Use Insulated Surface Mount Wall Box # 680602X45 for above Outlets, GFCI Sockets, Circuit Breakers. MOUNTING FRAME FOR AMERICAN 2X4 WALL BOXES. Similarly, these covers do not provide a means for making the outlets more attractive. Gira water-protected surface-mounted socket outlets. These are often available in the same finish as the sockets and switches, so they match the front plate, but be aware these are not universal sizes, so some plates, especially larger plates, may not sit well on the front of them. To the op surface mounted pattress’s are what you have easy enough job for a sparky to take off and fit flush back boxes probably a couple of days work to do them all depending how many there are, or if you feel confident enough to do it yourself. More complex devices have been invented to achieve an aesthetically pleasing electrical outlet.
When we rewired our house upstairs we had surface mounted sockets in the bedrooms. It sounds like you have what are called ‘surface mounted sockets’. ACCEPTS 67.5mmX45mm, 45mmX45mm, 22.5mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE DEVICES. Note: Metal Wall Box, Surface Mount= Use Box # 79420-D or # 79425-D, Requires Frame # 79120X45, Wall Plate # 79130X45. Note: Mates with Nema 5-15R (15A-125V) & Nema 5-20R (20A-125V) outlets. For example, if a plug inserted into an outlet with a conventional cover plate is yanked out of the wall sideways, that is, substantially parallel to the wall, the forces applied to the sockets can cause the receptacle to be jarred loose or to crack. Start by mounting a box base at an existing outlet. In the a particular embodiment, the cover plate is rectangularly shaped to cover a duplex receptacle, having apertures to receive plug blades, a center hole for receiving a screw which secures the cover plate over the duplex receptacle and a thickness at the apertures for receiving plug blades of not more than 0.075 inches. NOTE: ACCEPTS 22.5mmX45mm, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE DEVICES. Note: Insulated Wall Boxes, Surface Mount # 680602X45 Series. And because socket outlets in the garden or on the patio or balcony are often installed in prominent locations, Gira socket outlets come in a wide range of attractive designs. Surface Mounted boxes are also known as a Pattress. The front plate of a socket or a switch is then attached to the back box. Shows cover plate 70 having a face with duplex shaped grooves 72 with a set of apertures 22 for plug blades and top and bottom securing apertures 52 and 54. It will be understood by those of ordinary skill in the art that a duplex face or duplex socket face are those typically used wherein there are two sets of plug blade apertures located on two truncated circle shaped insulative socket faces. UNIVERSAL MULTI-CONFIGURATION EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL, UK, BRITISH, AUSTRALIA, ASIA, THAILAND, NEMA 16A-250V, 15A-127V OUTLET, 67.5mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE, SINGLE POLE SWITCH, SHUTTERED CONTACTS. EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL 20A-250V SINGLE POLE SWITCH, 22.5mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE. With surface wiring you can add outlets, switches and lights wherever you want easily and quickly, without tearing open a wall. Note: Insulated Wall Boxes, Surface Mount # 680601X45 Series. Most other companies only offer surface mounted boxes made of plastic. All of our surface boxes are 28mm deep and this allows you fit almost any faceplate in our range onto the front of these boxes. However, the underlying receptacles and cover plates are made in standard colors, usually beige and dark brown, and unfortunately do not match many decorative cover plates. Note: Not for use with # 685041X45, 685042X45 Outlets, # 74452X45 Circuit Breaker. Frame mounts on American 2X4 wall boxes. ACCEPTS ONE 45mmx45mm OR TWO 22.5mmx45mm MODULAR SIZE DEVICES. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations as well as Highlands or Northern Ireland. Because these decorative cover plates overlay the existing cover plate, these inventions result in a cover that projects farther from the wall than the original cover plate, thereby making the outlet even more noticeable. Note: Not for use with # 70100X45-IT, 74600X45, 685041X45, 685042X45 outlets, 79512X45 switch. Because most cover plates allow the face of the sockets to be exposed, such mismatched sockets and cover plates cause the outlets to be more conspicuous. Although cables may be joined inside back boxes, due simply to their presence at convenient points in the wiring, their main purpose is to accommodate switches and sockets. While improving safety, these devices are multi-component parts that are relatively expensive, more difficult to install than a conventional cover plate, and prone to breaking. Shows cover plate 50 having a flat face with a set of apertures 22 for plug blades and top and bottom securing apertures 52 and 54. Note: Mounts on American 2×4 size wall boxes. EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL 20A-250V THREE WAY SWITCH (EUROPEAN 2-WAY), DOUBLE POLE ACTION, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE. No. 5,285,014 that also covers all exposed surfaces of an electrical outlet. Surface-mounted one and two-piece grounded sockets for dry spaces (IP20). A cover plate of the present invention can help protect the receptacle because as the plug is pulled sideways from an outlet having the present cover plate, the applied forces in part act on the cover plate, reducing or eliminating the forces on the receptacle. We often find that in many listed buildings you are simply not permitted to ruin the fabric of the wall surfaces and it is at times like these that our Surface Mount Wall Boxes offer you the perfect solution. The cut-out for these metal back boxes are normally chiselled out of the wall material.
It is desirable, then, to provide a cover plate that can be installed over existing receptacles that covers not only the wall box assembly, but the face of the sockets, too, in order to make the outlet less conspicuous and more attractive. The metal back boxes are used in solid walls, such as stone, brick and breeze block walls. As most of the pattress boxes we sell are finished with a decorative finish (often in metal) the cable entry point on these surface mounted back boxes are in the back of the box, not on the sides, as is often the case with standard back boxes. An easily-installed cover plate for hiding the face of sockets by covering an electrical outlet, including the face of the sockets. NOTE: MOUNTS ON AMERICAN 2X4 FLUSH “RECESSED TYPE” HORIZONTALLY INSTALLED WALL BOXES. By submitting your email, you are giving your consent to receive email updates on products, special offers and exclusive discounts from If you wish to stop receiving these you can unsubscribe at any time. Note: Not for use with # 70100X45-IT, 685041X45, 685042X45 Outlets. Conventional electrical outlets are made of several components, including a wall box and a receptacle, which is typically composed of pairs of sockets and a yoke. Note: Mounts on American 2×4 size wall boxes, requires on # 79120X45-N mounting frame. Crabtree has a stylish, elegant range of plug sockets that will complete any home and office in style and functionality. Socket outlets from the Gira TX_44 range feature a robust cover frame and a modern, streamlined design, combining top-class functionality with a premium aesthetic. For example, a protrusion may extend from the back surface of the cover plate at the plug blade apertures corresponding to particular recesses on the socket face. Note: Metal Wall Box, Flush Mount= Use Box # 72350X47D, Requires Frame # 79120X45, Wall Plate # 79140X45. Gira TX_44 socket outlets. Provides a connection to the main power supply rated at higher voltages and currents than household plugs and sockets. Option= Use Insulated Surface Mount Wall Box # 680604X45 for above Outlets, GFCI Sockets, Circuit Breakers. Note: Mounts on American 2×4 wall boxes, requires one # 79170×45-N mounting frame. For example, conventional outlets have two socket faces and are known as single-gang outlets. MODULAR DEVICE BLANK INSERT, 45mmx45mm SIZE. We are specializing in producing and exporting various standard mid- high range wall light switch&socket, plugs, circuit breakers, lighting and some other low voltage light socket products. When this is the case you can also buy surface mounted back boxes, also know as pattress boxes. Cover plates according to this invention with thicknesses of 0.080 inches or greater have been sold. While these devices do protect the outlets if installed before painting, they do not remedy the situation where the sockets are already defaced. EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL DIMMER SWITCH, 100-240 VOLT, 45mmX45mm MODULAR SIZE. Option=: Insulated Surface Mount Wall Box # 680601X45 Accepts # 685041X45, 685042X45 Outlets, # 74452X45 Circuit Breaker. Conventional dual receptacle outlets have two sets of apertures, one set for each socket face. If one of your sockets has been scorched, it’s usually been caused by overloading or loose connections in a plug. And hence sockets as we rewired before moving in. We are glad we did this as over the years we’ve moved rooms about and had to move sockets and it’s been a straight forward job of just lifting carpet and floor board and moving along the wall. ACCEPTS ONE 22.5mmx45mm MODULAR WIRING DEVICE, THERMOPLASTIC. You can usually add outlets to an existing circuit unless you plan to plug in a device that draws a lot of power, such as an air conditioner or a space heater. While this covers most scenarios there are a number of others, such as twin singles and round back boxes that are used on other occasions. We recommend you fit boxes like ours that are made from the same material as the faceplate. But only do this if there’s room for it inside the mounting box – all wiring connections must be accessible, not buried in the wall behind. Gira outdoor socket outlets are also weatherproof (to IP44 standard), UV-resistant, impact-resistant and unbreakable. Our boxes are finished to match our faceplates which gives you an authentic look when mounting electrical accessories on the surface. Shows the use of rectangular recesses 82 for receiving the socket face and aligning apertures 22 for plug blades and securing aperture 24. The surface mounted wall sockets is flushed mounted EU standard wall switch which suitable for indoor at European countries, is used for decoration for home, office, hotel,buildings to control lamp. Back boxes are the containers for the space behind electrical fittings such as power outlet sockets and light switches. Hold the socket box in place, mark the fixing positions, and drill and plug the holes.