Asked by: Bebe Holgado
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020

Are all light switch covers the same size?

The boxes, outlets, and switches are standard sizes. The only exception which comes to mind is that dimmer switches may require a larger than normal box for heat dissipation. Cover plates generally are the same size if they are the "standard size".

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Subsequently, one may also ask, are all outlet covers the same size?

The Standard size plate is nominally 2.75 inches 4.5 inches, the Preferred size plate is nominally 3.13 inches by 4.88 inches and the Oversized plate is nominally 3.5 inches by 5.25 inches.

Similarly, what are light switch covers called? Usually a piece that fits over a light switch would be called a light switch cover or light switch cover plate. Sometimes it may be called a decorative light switch cover. Another, more simplified term in use were switch plate.

Also asked, are all rocker switches the same size?

General and automotive rocker switches come in a variety of sizes, features, and face styles. No two types of rocker switch are exactly the same. From full-size to mini, illuminates and surf-n-turf, round to square faces—the list goes on and on!

What are the dimensions of a switch plate?

Standard Switch Plates Regular Switchplates are a standard 4-1/2" high and 5/32" deep; width varies based on the number of gangs: One gang plates are 2-3/4" wide. Two gangs are 4-9/16" wide.

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