These standard-sized US single gang surface-mount boxes are ideal
for situations where you cannot penetrate a mounting surface directly.
Our surface mount boxes are constructed of sturdy
industrial-grade plastic and feature self-adhesive
backing to secure them where a plate or
caddy fasteners can't be attached.
They accommodate any standard single-gang electrical wallplates and hold them
securely via two standard mounting screws. The threading on the mounting
holes in our 80-6501 boxes matches the thread of the screws that we provide
with all of our stock and custom plates, as well as most common plates from
You can also use these boxes to allow for more clearance when running
panel-mount cables and couplers. When a flush mount proves difficult or
impossible, these surface mount boxes allow an additional 1.77 inches
(45mm) of clearance, so you can fit larger connectors behind your plates.
These boxes are also ideal for use with adhesive-mount surface
raceways. When used together, these products allow you to have your
entire cable run mounted on the outside of a wall while maintaining an
unobtrusive look. No drilling or mounting hardware required! The
raceway serves as an effective way to protect your cables and hide
them from view. Our boxes come with pre-measured 'knock-outs' on
the top, bottom, and sides to accommodate many standard sizes of
raceway. Simply choose the correct pre-measured size for your
raceway, remove the material with pliers, and attach the raceway.
This setup is useful when the wall you are mounting your run to is
impenetrable and the use of adhesive mounting is the only option.
Surface raceways are readily available from your local hardware,
electrical, or home-improvement store.
The included knock-outs for standard raceways are :
-0.75" (19mm) width x 0.44" (11.1mm) height
-1.00" (25.4mm) width x 0.56" (14.3mm) height
-1.50" (38.1mm) width x 0.75" (19mm) height
-1.81" (46mm) width x 1.00" (25.4mm) height
If you don't want to use the supplied adhesive backing or screw
them to existing mounting holes, these surface-mount boxes will
also mount securely to any surface with appropriate wood, plastic
or metal mounting screws (not included). They provide a solid
foundation to mount a plate, and look great in any home or
DataPro is pleased to offer
the widest selection available of stock and custom-built wall plates
for use with our 80-6501 Surface-Mount Boxes. Please note that these
boxes are built to accommodate standard US single gang plates only.
Need a lower-profile mounting solution? Try one of our single-gang caddy fasteners for a supportive flush-mount solution for your single gang plates.
For information about selecting, installing, and
using wall plates in your applications, see our
Guide to Face Plates.