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1.3: Receptacles

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    Receptacles (Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\)) are one-half of a two-piece multi-contact connector. The other half is the plug. Receptacles vary in shape, size, and application. Most 120 volt residential applications use the duplex U-ground receptacle. In addition, dryer and range receptacles are used in higher-voltage applications. The correct receptacle must be used with the correct plug for each application.

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Receptacles (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)