Electrical products manufacturer TayMac has introduced a new collection of weatherproof electrical outlet kits that are designed for horizontal application on residential decks.
Part of the Outdoor Comforts line, the Deck Outlet Kits include unique low-profile outlet covers to provide an effective solution for adding power to decks for outdoor lifestyles, says TayMac, part of Hubbell Commercial Construction.
“The TayMac DOCK320 Kit includes a GFCI receptacle, a metal electrical box, and the company's unique Deck Outlet Cover.,” the company says. “This complete kit provides a safe and code-compliant way to add an electrical outlet to any raised deck floor. Power can be placed where consumers will avoid long intrusive extension cords, which pose tripping hazards.”
DOCK320 Deck Outlet Kit is cULus Listed, and NEC and NEMA 3R compliant. The included Hubbell Pro series 15Amp GFCI receptacle is weather-resistant and tamper-resistant due to a gasketed weatherproof 1-gang metal electrical box that provides three ½-inch threaded outlets for sealed connections to power.
The Deck Outlet Cover itself is constructed of heavy-duty PVC. TayMac says the unit features a low profile with a textured finish and beveled edges to meet ADA guidelines and to reduce the chances of a trip or fall. A wide-opening, easy-access lid covers a roomy 2¾-inch recessed space to accommodate larger cords and plugs, the company adds.
“For protection while in-use, the cover has a rain chamber and ‘drip loop’ design with wide drip holes,” the company explains. “Any water that travels along the cord will drip away without reaching the electrical device. Cord hooks hold cords in place below the lid, to ensure that it closes tight. A pre-attached weatherproof gasket keeps water from entering around the edge of the self-closing lid.”
The Deck Outlet Kit, the company says, is designed to enhance outdoor living spaces with the same convenience and comfort as indoors. Applications include residential decks constructed of wood or engineered composites that may be exposed to water spray, rain or snow. Suitable for use with lights, fans, and electric appliances, products come in gray, white or bronze.