TRRs work like normal outlets.
When you plug into a TRR for the first time, you may be able to feel the internal shutter system engaging. If excessive force is needed to insert a plug into a TRR, there’s a chance that the plug, not the receptacle, is damaged

If a plug is damaged and has a sharp edge or uneven blade tip, the plug will need to be replaced. Inserting damaged plugs into any receptacle may cause additional damage. 

Never use a plug with cracks or creases on the blades in any receptacle.

GFCIs, AFCIs, and TRRs are required in all new and renovated homes. Remember, all outlet installations should be performed by a qualified electrician. 

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Do I have to replace outlets with tamper resistant?      Every home or apartment should have tamper-resistant outlets. Sooner or later, little kids will want to “see what happens if I stick a fork in there.” In fact, tamper-resistant outlets are important enough that modern codes require them in new homes and apartment buildings.

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 Where do I need tamper resistant receptacles?

When a receptacle is replaced in child care facilities, guest rooms, guest suites, and specified areas of dwelling units, it must be Tamper-Resistant. All non-locking 125-volt, 15- and 20-amp receptacles installed in guest rooms and guest suites must be listed as Tamper-Resistant.

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Taking Action

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