"power inlet" (the opposite of a power outlet) Mounted next to existing outlet.I can not even understand your plan.
Just wanted you to be able to see some options avalible for the outlet and the cables.
I spent about $70 total for 2 TVs"power inlet" (the opposite of a power outlet) Mounted next to existing outlet.
Regular power outlet mounted behind TV.
The two are connected by romex inside the wall.
Power cord from outlet behind TV into TV
Power cord from Power Inlet into surge protector and then into regular outlet.
I looked at the kit but I'm not paying $90 for some wall plates when I can buy the parts for $20 and have plenty of romex in my basement.
I looked at this kit, but it was ugly and large. My setup fits into a two gang box. Looks better and was easier to install.Your plan will work fine but here is a kit that will do it all (a little pricey but slick).
Yes, those are expensive for some reason. You can save money on the recessed outlet by purchasing them at Lowes or HD, But, those have the cover plate molded to the outlet so they require their own box with enough clearance around the sides.I have outlets from when I redid all of mine.
I have scrap romex, definitely have a piece about 6' long, should be plenty.
I have old work boxes.
Then there's this:
The markup on those "kits" is INSANE and why the hell are the power cords 6' long anyway? Who has an outlet behind the TV that is still 6' from the TV???
Just run the power and low voltage as far apart from eachother as possible to minimize interference. If you have to cross the power and LV, do so at a 90* angle.Well as our discussion goes on I see nobody writing: "Don't wire it this way because xyz" so that's a good sign. I'm moving forward with this.
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.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.