Have you ever wondered what an outdoor electrical socket looks like? I have a few different ones that I will show you that I have found in the past few years. They range in size, color, and length. They can be either plastic or metal. Here is how they look in person.
All of the sockets I have shown you are made from PVC or PVC-coated metal. In outdoor electrical sockets, the metal will have a rough surface texture and a slight shine. The PVC will have a smooth surface texture and a glossy finish. The metal will generally be more expensive, but you get the point.
You may have noticed that I use the word “may” a lot. It’s actually a bit of an art form. For example, I sometimes use the phrase “PVC-coated metal” in reference to electrical sockets. That’s because it’s very common to see PVC-coated metal socket covers. These pieces are made specifically for outdoor electrical sockets. PVC is a type of plastic.
PVC is considered one of the most environmentally friendly materials. The reason for this is because it has a low melting point, meaning that it is very flexible. Unlike a metal, you can bend PVC into shapes that you can’t with metal. PVC is also known for its strong and light-weight property.
PVC was first used in the 1960s as a cable for telephones. Now it’s used to make connectors for electrical cords. The reason for this is because the connectors have to be strong so they don’t break if the cord is pulled. This is especially important in the case of outdoor electrical sockets as they are supposed to be left exposed outdoors, and you can tell because they’re covered with a protective covering.
PVC connections are also known for their long life and strength. In fact, they are usually made of PVC and not copper as we’ve seen in the past. PVC is also harder than copper and can help prevent corrosion when it comes to outdoor electrical sockets as well.
For any outdoor electrical socket, the best thing to do is to use a high quality PVC, as opposed to the cheap, low quality materials that are commonly used nowadays. Copper is also harder and less corrosion resistant than PVC, so it can be a better choice.
PVC is also more expensive, but as a general rule, metal, which is generally used for outdoor electrical sockets, is tougher and more expensive. Copper is also more common.
Now if that was really the only thing to add to this list, I could start getting my nails done. But I guess I’m not the only one whose nails are covered in rust.
When I worked for a home repair company, I learned a lot about the quality of the materials used for outdoor electrical sockets. Most of the time, the best choice was copper. It’s much more durable and resistant to corrosion than PVC, and it’s cheaper than PVC.