Electrical Panel - TV Mount

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Old 05-30-18, 08:56 AM
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Electrical Panel - TV Mount

I am in the planning stage of finishing our basement. I would like for the tv to be mounted on the same wall as the electrical panel. Is there a minimum distance recommended to keep a tv from an electrical panel in order to avoid interference?

I could go with a smaller tv so there would be no overlap of the panel and tv. If I go with a larger tv (ideal), would it be an option to mount it with an articulating mount so it would be easy enough to pull out of the way? Would this meet code for clearance?

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Old 05-30-18, 09:20 AM
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There are no code clearance issues as long as the required workspace around the panel. Imagine a refrigerator sized box in front of the panel. You need 30 inches wide, but does not need to be centered on the panel.
 
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Standard separation is 12" between high (120v) and low voltage wiring. TVs aren't typically all that susceptible to interference from wiring, so I wouldn't worry too much about the separation.

As PCBoss stated, you need to make sure that the TV is movable away from the panel.
 
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Good to hear, thanks for your input!
 
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