Wall plate cover can be described as covers used for switches and electrical receptacles and are usually mounted on the wall. These wall plates are designed in different ways where there can be a single hole up to four holes. The number of holes present will influence the number of devices that are likely to be connected to the switch, socket or the electrical receptacle. It is also possible to request for custom made wall plates where one will give the specifications on the number of holes that will be used for attaching devices to the switch or electrical spectacle. There are a variety of materials that can be used in making these wall plates such as brass, aluminium, copper, bronze, plastic, wood, porcelain, steel, ceramic and any other suitable material. The environment the wall plate covers will be operating, its application, as well as the aesthetics of any given environment, are some of the factors that usually influence that choice of a suitable material as mention to be used in the manufacture of wall plate covers.
Wall units are quite a number and the type on purchases depending on their purpose such as blank wall plate, blank TV, data jack, cover for duplex outlet, phone jack, plate for toggle switch, decorative, combination as well as screwless wall plate. Wall plates covers are used for purposes intended to protect the switches and the electrical receptacles while also providing some decorations on the wall that is likely to cover some wall imperfections while they can contrast or blend in the wall. Screws are usually used in the installation of wall plates. In case the surfaces where these wall plates covers are to be installed are not structurally strong such as the drywalls and plasters where a mountain bracket is highly recommended to enhance the strength of these attachment points for the wall plate.
These electrical receptacles, sockets, and switches that are covered by the wall plate covers are usually devices that allow equipment that requires electricity to operate to be connected to the power supply in a building or any other sites. Other than the wall plate covers that are used to cover the electrical receptacles to enhance safety, there are other devices that can also be used such as the insulated sleeves, socket apertures that have blocking shutters, recessed sockets, as well as those receptacles that are only made to accept those plugs that are compatible to it and they, also need to be inserted in the recommended correct orientation.
Using the wall plate covers is beneficial in that they prevent exposure of long cables on the wall surface only exposing just a few short wires. These wall plates also enhance the decorations in a building hence making it more beautiful.