Patent Number: 8,797,723

Title: Providing additional electrical functionality to a node

Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system, which may include a faceplate and an electrical receptacle or switch. The faceplate may include a panel having a first surface, a second surface, and an opening defined in the panel providing communication between the first and second surfaces. The faceplate may also include an interrupter extending from the first surface of the panel having at least two interrupter contacts thereon and a first electrical circuit operatively coupled to the interrupter contacts. The electrical receptacle or switch may include a housing and a second electrical circuit, wherein the second electrical circuit is in communication with the first electrical circuit when the faceplate is mounted on the electrical receptacle or switch and the interrupter is configured to interrupt the second electrical circuit.

Inventors: Hilton; Paul C. M. (Millis, MA), Johnson; Kevin M. (Natick, MA)

Assignee: Outsmart Power Systems, LLC

International Classification: H02G 3/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018