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So ... TV Mount is up - time to deal w/ the cables.

There is an outlet underneath where the TV goes, but I've been tossing ideas around about power. The outlet is in the middle of a circuit and I believe it'll get awfully crowded in that box, plus there's the issue of surge protecting. I have a whole house surge, but I like (for peace of mind) having them on my electronics also.

Has anyone used a power inlet/outlet solution for this? Power inlet right next to the outlet that's there and power outlet behind the TV. No visible wires and I still get to plug the TV into the surge protector along w/ the receiver.
 

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Joe: By giving me a link to the product are you saying you don't know of any reason why I should not proceed with this plan?

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I can not even understand your plan.
Just wanted you to be able to see some options avalible for the outlet and the cables.
 

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I can not even understand your plan.
Just wanted you to be able to see some options avalible for the outlet and the cables.
"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.
 

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"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 spent about $70 total for 2 TVs
 

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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:

http://www.amazon.com/MIDLITE-4642-W-Single-D%C3%A9cor-Recessed/dp/B002XDQAA6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1


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???
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.

Here's the recessed receptacle http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...=-1&keyword=recessed+receptacle&storeId=10051
 

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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.

Thank You.
 

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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.

Thank You.
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.
 

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If you are talking about make an "extension cord" with the romex, don't do it, violates code.
You can replace the existing box with a two gang if you feel the box will be too crowded.
 

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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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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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