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Deep Switch Plate Extender for Shallow Wallboxes Leviton 6197

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Product Description

Plastic switch plate extension lifter will raise the switch plate 3/4" off the wall, great to cover electrical boxes that are raised and stick out of the wall. Also great for shallow electrical boxes - install a bulkier GFCI receptacle, thick fan control switch or light timer in a box that's not deep enough. Works with any single gang standard size switch plate and most electrical devices including toggle switches, rocker switches, GFCI outlets & duplex outlets. Be sure to check dimensions of your device to be sure it will fit within the inner opening.


  • 5" H x 3.25" W x 3/4" D
  • inner opening 2-7/8" H x 1-13/16" W
  • raised surface for mounting switch plate 4-5/8" H x 2-7/8" W
  • note: Leviton does not make a 2-gang (or larger) version
  • 2 long 1-5/8" screws included
  • solution for electrical boxes that stick out 1/4"
  • screw holes 3-9/32" apart, mounts to electrical box
  • UL listed, CSA certified
  • made in USA
  • use with deep wall plates for additional depth

Shop gap filler wall plates or use stackable depth rings to fix gaps larger than .25" or bigger than.

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  1. cover plate 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Feb 2020

    excellent product exactly as needed and advertised on the website

  2. Solved my problem 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Feb 2020

    I used this extender to install a smart switch, due to it size didn't fit on current box, I wish they would make a double switch too. STAFF: Leviton does not make a double gang version of this extender, but we make our own versions that fits our 2-gang standard covers. See our stackable Depth Extender Rings under the Hardware category for versions that fit standard to 6 gangs as well as oversized covers.

  3. Worked well 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2019

    Just what we needed. Updating a kitchen and putting in GFI outlets, old boxes too small. This worked out well without having to cut drywall

  4. Solved my issue 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2019

    The old switch box was too shallow to install my WiFi enabled switch and this gave me enough room to install it. Everything sticks out of the wall a bit, but this looks nice enough that it looks like i meant to do it.

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