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Deep Switch Plate Extender for Shallow Wallboxes Leviton 6197

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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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  • M
    Mike Verified Buyer
    8th Mar 2022
    deep switch plate extenders

    Works great. Very happy with them.

  • S
    Stephen Wilson Verified Buyer
    5th Jan 2022
    Perfect match and fit

    Replaced worn out outlets in motorhome and needed a way to install deeper, residential outlets in a 1-1/2” space. This item worked perfectly and matched the color. Worth every penny.

  • S
    Scott Fox Verified Buyer
    22nd Dec 2021
    Wrong product

    Good quality product, but wasn’t what I needed. Would like to return for a refund.--STAFF: Please contact customer service for assistance.

  • J
    Jeff Verified Buyer
    15th Sep 2021
    Deep Switch Plate Cover

    As advertised. Well styled.

  • K
    Korey Hurley Verified Buyer
    29th Dec 2020
    Worked Great

    Had a shallow wall and this product allowed installation of a dimmer which would have otherwise been impossible.

  • B
    Bill John Cessford Verified Buyer
    7th Feb 2020
    cover plate

    excellent product exactly as needed and advertised on the website

  • A
    alaser45 Verified Buyer
    4th Feb 2020
    Solved my problem

    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.

  • A
    Anonymous Verified Buyer
    30th Jul 2019
    Worked well

    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

  • A
    Anonymous Verified Buyer
    13th Mar 2019
    Solved my issue

    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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