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Old 10-18-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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Low power (12V and less) in ceiling/walls safe? and permit required Washington State


Hello,

As I will be soon putting the ceiling back on my kitchen, I was thinking I might want to put in some low voltage wires for 12V DC and below to power sensor devices/ micro processors if I want to automated my house. Literally, I will just leave wire in the ceiling beams, and know where I left it, so in the future I can make a small hole and connect low power devices into the ceiling if needed (maybe temperature sensors or something like a raspberry pi < 5W)

To power the circuit I will either just have a wire poke out a wall then connect it to a AC to DC transformer powered off the mains, or wire it into a 12V transformer into the wall (do they exist - you can get USB wall sockets).

Is this something i can do safely, and without the need of a permit?
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:04 PM   #2
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Is this something i can do safely, and without the need of a permit?
Safe, yes. Permit... I don't think so...

I would like to know as well if it is ok to do whatever you want with low voltage. I thought that you can do whatever you want with low voltage but apparently this is not so.
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