Replacement Outlets

Replacement 2-prong Outlet Graphic When replacing a 2-prong non-grounding type outlet or receptacle, it must be replaced with another two-prong receptacle or a "Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter". Never replace a two-prong with a three-prong receptacle. This would give the false impression that a grounding wire was available.

The National Electrical Code gives several options for replacement of 2 prong receptacles. Refer to the section on "Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters" in this program for more information concerning their operation.