Plugs and receptacles are electrical enclosures
that house contacts with wires. They provide electrical termination that allows you to direct power to the targeted machine or facility. They contain inserts with keying features to prevent mismatching that can damage the connector and your machine. Though plugs and receptacles do the same task, they have a slight difference. The plugs have prolonged connecting pins that fit into the mating socket that is referred to as a receptacle. Therefore, when you buy the two, the receptacle should come with mounting features such as holes and flanges
. Like other electrical appliances, the plug and receptacles come in different designs to suit varying user needs. For example, most industrial facilities use pin and sleeve receptacles and GFCI plugs
. Therefore, it is important to understand your system power requirements and the required level of safety when buying plugs and receptacles. You might also want to work with an electrician in order to select the ideal pieces for your facility.