What is a dead front receptacle?
Furthermore, what is a dead front?
Dead front is defined in Article 100 of the NEC as being “without live parts exposed to a person on the operating side of the equipment.” Section 408.38 requires that panelboards be mounted in cabinets, cutout boxes or enclosures designed for the purpose and shall be dead front.
Likewise, what is a blank face GFCI used for? The Leviton Blank Face GFCI delivers the ideal solution by providing the necessary safeguards to protect against electrical shock. Blank Face GFCIs can be used for spas, pools, hot tubs and even mounted indoors to provide downstream protection to outdoor outlets.
Similarly one may ask, should an open front plug be replaced with a dead front plug?
Replace open front plugs with dead front plugs. Dead front plugs are sealed and present less danger of shock or short circuit. Do not use light duty extension cords in a non-residential situation.
What is a faceless GFCI?
The panel interface connector housing equipped with a faceless or dead-front GFCI provides an ideal solution for giving immediate access and IP65, NEMA4 protection to this GFCI device. The ASI faceless or dead front GFCI is UL listed, rated at 20 amps and can be used as a 1½ HP motor control switch.