TV power bridge into existing outlet and protected by an external surge protector
How does he transition from the romex to the surge protector?
The way I've done it and seen it done is that a receptacle is placed in the wall behind the TV, as you have. Romex is then used to connect it to an "inlet," it looks just like a plug mounted in a box. Then, you plug a short extension cord into your surge protector or UPS and the other end into the inlet.
Just like the PowerBridge.
OK, I get what you're saying now. Yes, the surge protector will work, but it won't be as effective. It doesn't really just stop surges at the one outlet. Since it is connected to the line to some extent it can protect the circuit. The problem is that there are delays in the response for the surge protector.
While it may "work" I don't think it is what you expected. You mentioned "power bridge" in the title, do you have one? If so, have him connect it up right.
Last edited by AandPDan; 12-13-2011 at 05:35 PM.