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Old 12-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #16
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Anyone ever used a "power inlet" for an outlet behind a wall mounted TV?


If you mount a receptacle (recessed or not) behind the TV and a inlet below next to a receptacle, you are fine. Connect the 2 with cable or conduit based on your local (AHJ) requirements.

But you still have to get the AV cables into the wall also.

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Why would you do this instead of just wiring the receptacle behind the TV to power in the existing receptacle box? The inlet and jumper cord is weird, unattractive, and a waste of money. Just wire the new receptacle into the circuit.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:30 PM   #18
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Just use a surge protector outlet.

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Why would you do this instead of just wiring the receptacle behind the TV to power in the existing receptacle box? The inlet and jumper cord is weird, unattractive, and a waste of money. Just wire the new receptacle into the circuit.

He wants to use a strip surge protector for the TV and his other AV equipment.
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Why would you do this instead of just wiring the receptacle behind the TV to power in the existing receptacle box? The inlet and jumper cord is weird, unattractive, and a waste of money. Just wire the new receptacle into the circuit.
I agree, the inlet isn't pretty. For my setup, I ran the inlet to my server closet and plugged it into a UPS.
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You cannot feed permanent wiring with any sort of cord.
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You cannot feed permanent wiring with any sort of cord.
Aparently in this case you can as these devices are UL listed.

It's similar to a generator inlet being fed by a cord from the generator.
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Aparently in this case you can as these devices are UL listed.

It's similar to a generator inlet being fed by a cord from the generator.
The difference is that a generator is not for permanent use. It is temporary. The OP's proposal is not legal because he is using it for permanent use.
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You cannot feed permanent wiring with any sort of cord.
From the power bridge website


"NEC does not itself approve actual products. The National Electrical Code NEC provides rules and guidelines for electrical installation and manufacturing tolerances.
PowerBridge is Agency Listed to UL Standards for the US and CSA Standards for Canada. Installing PowerBridge is not temporary wiring, The wire used within the wall between the PowerOUT and PowerIN is NM-type elecrical building wire or you can use MC type with metal boxes. The difference is its not direct wired to the premise wirin."
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If your really worried about your TV getting fried, then get a cheap small Belkin surge protector and mount it behind the TV plugged into a regular hardwired outlet.

Most of the surge protectors from Belkin, even the cheaper ones, say they will replace up to an $XX,XXX.XX amount of equipment if damaged.

I rely on Belkin everything for my surge protectors, and have had 4 of them save my DJ equipment, TV, computer, and fridge during a course of 10 years between thunderstorms and an old lady hitting the telephone pole down the road. Sensitive electronics that were not plugged into a protector (a cheaper LCD TV) was fried.
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Its not legal. Feeding the inlet from an outlet with an extension cord is not legal.

Just because it is UL listed does not mean it is legal to install. UL listed simply means that the product has been tested in the manner the manufacturer wanted it tested and it passed those tests.
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Hmm.. getting interesting. Thinking about calling my electrician tomorrow and seeing what he thinks
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Will it work? Yes
Can you get away with it? Probably
When you sell the house it just might be an issue...
Also, if something goes horribly wrong and the insurance company does an investigation...
Just sayin...
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I don't understand why you dont just wire a receptacle behind the TV.
Seems like the cheapest/safest thing to do.

I did one of these
http://www.panamax.com/Products/In-W...ER-PRO-PFP.php



then I ran all the av cables in another stud bay.

the mount I have has nice sized holes to mount a double gang box on both sides.

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