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How to Install an In-Use Cover on an Outdoor Electric Receptacle

If you have an outdoor receptacle that isn’t covered by a roof or doesn’t have some other protective feature to its benefit, it may need a cover. The good news is there are many to choose from, including an “in-use” cover.

How It Works

An in-use cover helps to ensure you can hang your lights or use your outdoor plugs for appliances like the car vacuum, without worrying about moisture, which could be a dangerous hazard. An in-use cover does this by creating a barrier against moisture.

Because of this, installing an in-use cover is one of the best investments you could ever make to keep your outdoor lights functioning and your home safe.