Benefits of Eaton Wall Plate Materials

By Avery Dietzen on 11/16/2020

While you may not notice them most days, wall plates provide a vital function: protecting your light switches and outlets from damage or corrosion. A wall plate made of the right material can help them last longer and better protect your electrical switches and receptacles.

With roots as far back as Thomas Edison, Eaton has grown to become a trusted brand with durable wall plates. They offer wall plates for light switches, multimedia outlets, and electrical outlets in a variety of materials.

Benefits of Each Material:

Wall plate material can influence where to use it. Some may fit your home, room, or style better than others. Each Eaton wallplate material offers benefits in addition to their look.

Plastic Wall Plates:

Eaton plastic light switch and outlet covers offer durability and style. Use plastic wall plates in homes or offices for a subtle, clean look.

 

Material

 

 

Benefits

 

 

Thermoset

  • Non-flammable
  • Flush fitting
  • Warp resistant

 

Polycarbonate Thermoplastic

  • Virtually unbreakable
  • High structural rigidity
  • Long-term form retention
  • Superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • Soil-resistant, high gloss finish
  • Resists bowing

 

Nylon Thermoplastic

  • Flush fitting
  • Soil-resistant, high gloss finish
  • Resists bowing
  • Warp resistant

 

Thermoplastic

  • Resists breakage
  • Durable
  • Available in multimedia and modular wall plates
  • Use for wall plates with coaxial jack

 

Metal Wall Plates:

We recommend using Eaton’s metal wall plates in industrial, institutional, and commercial applications. They resist moisture found in locations like kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and basements. Additionally, they resist chemical corrosion in manufacturing and chemical plants.

 

Material

 

 

Benefits

 

 

   Stainless Steel     

  • Non-corrosive
  • Non-magnetic
  • Satin-brushed to resist fingerprints
  • Matching stainless steel mounting screws available

 

Brass

  • NEMA standard size configurations
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Satin-brushed to resist fingerprints
  • Superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • Transparent lacquer coating resists premature oxidation

 

Chrome

  • Non-corrosive
  • Shipped with removable protective film
  • Available in appliance outlet wall plates
  

 

When looking for a new wall plate to protect your outlets, you can’t go wrong with Eaton! With over 800 Eaton wallplates, you’re sure to find the one you need at HomElectrical.

 

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