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Old 08-16-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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So I'm building a home theater cabinet. I'd like to have outlets in each of the component sections that run to an attached surge protector. What is the right way to do this? I'd ideally like for it to not catch on fire

In addition, I would like to run some fans on the backs of the component areas, they will all be powered off a 12V circuit. Can I integrate everything together and just do a voltage change to the fans? Should I have two completely separate circuits?

Thanks so much for any help.


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Is your surge suppressor hardwired or cord&plug?

Why not just use 120Volt fans?


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I was planning to use a plug + cord suppressor, unless someone has a good hardwired recommendation that isn't too expensive. I'm using the 12V fans because I already have them...
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I do not see a problem with a cabinet or equipment rack (with or without wheels) with junction boxes on the back, receptacles for the video equipment and cord/plug to connect to a surge protector back there.

Add a transformer or an AC to DC power pack for the fans. This can be a doorbell style attached to and hard wired to a junction box, or could be a model train style with cord/plug. Just be sure the voltage is correct and the amperage is sufficient.
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