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http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?sitex=10026:22372:US&item=4206


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Still allowed by code. There are many two wire systems out there. Like my house. crazy


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Interesting .... while my home had those until recently, the two-prong receps carried / ordered by the parts house had the more 'conventional' pair of slots.

Naturally, my home is now all three-prong receptacles. I just knew that someday I'd find a good use for GFCI's and Wiremold extension boxes laugh

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These are the ones with the "T" slot on both sides
I am not sure why you would need that or how you keep the 240v plugs out.


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Yup .... my place HAD the 'T' slots.

I think that was the point of the design - to accept as many different plugs as possible. Remember, they come from a time when there was no NEMA, let alone standard plug patterns. I've even seen a variation that was not polarized.

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Originally Posted by gfretwell

I am not sure why you would need that or how you keep the 240v plugs out.


Yah, it makes me wonder why they are still making something like that.[with the tandem slots] What is the use? 240 plugs? New ones have a grounding prong. You'll either need a side cutter or a hammer to make that fit... I don't think I have seen an old 2 prong tandem plug for sale. I have seen some old 2 prong plugs with one blade tandem and the other straight, and it was rated 15 A 125 V. It wasn't terribly old either.I wonder if this receptacle is dual rated like the old ones were, something like 15 A 125 V and 10 A 250 V. Note: Non UL. it says. Perhaps it is manufactured for other countries such as Mexico or some South American countries that do not have listing requirements?

I seen this pic posted on another board, and thought (Or hoped) someone photoshopped it...

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Leviton still has stock.

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Possibly for people who care about the aesthetic of having matching outlets, rather than functionality/safety?

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Interesting how the slots are not centered (vertically) on each outlet, but are in the same position as they would be for a grounding-type receptacle. I presume that the insides are the same as a 5-15/5-20/6-15/6-20 but they just use a different front.


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I agree, Paul. I'm sure that the insides are the same as a standard 5320 grounding receptacle with a different face. The original ones were centered for sure.


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