installed outdoors in a location
protected from the weather or in other damp locations
shall have an enclosure
for the receptacle
that is weatherproof
when the receptacle
is covered (attachment plug cap not inserted and receptacle
An installation suitable for wet locations shall also be considered suitable for damp locations.
A receptacle shall be considered to be in a location protected from the weather where located under roofed open porches, canopies, marquees, and the like, and will not be subjected to a beating rain or water runoff. All 15- and 20-ampere, 125-and 250-volt nonlocking receptacles shall be a listed weather-resistant type.
Informational Note: The types of receptacles covered by this requirement are identified as 5—15, 5—20, 6—15, and 6—20 in ANSI/NEMA WD 6—2016, Wiring Devices — Dimensional Specifications.