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Switch & Socket Back Boxes

Switch and socket back boxes are used to contain electrical connections to prevent tampering, and also to conceal them. Depending on the model, the box may be a part of TPS wiring system or an electrical conduit. If the box was developed for surface mounting it will likely be used in ceilings or at the back of an access panel.

Application and Use

Socket back boxes designed for commercial or domestic buildings may also be installed under floors. Some back boxes may be buried in a plastered wall or it could even be cast in concrete and only the cover is visible, although how you use it will depend on the building code in your area.

Switch and socket back boxes typically have terminals to join the wires. There are also wall mounted boxes designed specifically for switches and other wiring. Sometimes a back box may be used to store more than just electric wires and can be used to hold other components and parts, although this isn’t always the case.

Importance

Back boxes form an important part of an electrical circuit protection system. A back box can provide circuit integrity for emergency power lines or lighting. Some of the more advanced back boxes can also be used for the wiring in control rooms, and the fireproofing around the cables can be expanded so short circuits can be avoided.

Although different types of back boxes are available, their purpose it the same, and that is to hold the intersections or wiring junction. Under this configuration the wiring in the building will be able to interface with the local utility’s power supply. Aside from providing a safety measure, back boxes are also more pleasing to the eye, and today there are several kinds of back boxes available which you can use in different ways.