power to wall mounted tv


Old 04-25-06, 08:49 PM
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power to wall mounted tv

I'm installing a plasma tv and would like to keep all wires in wall. The monitor needs to plug into a power receptacle but I'd like to use a line conditioner/surge protector as well. Panamax makes an in-wall power kit that provides a receptacle connected by romex to another receptacle which has an attachable male lead that can plug into a surge protector to supply the power. Does anyone have an idea how to do this cheaper? Thanks. See link below:

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Old 04-26-06, 07:42 AM
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You could do a whole house surge protector at the main panel. If this would give you what you want.
Old 04-30-06, 04:51 PM
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Unless you want to run surface wiring, you need a whole house protector. You cannot install AC wiringin a wall, and bring that to a plug somewhere.
Old 05-27-06, 08:20 AM
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Surge protector for plasma

Fruman Sound also makes the in wall type.
But here is another solution-not sure if it's totally legit eletrically but I can't think of why it wouldn't be.
Install a normal outlet behind the plasma usng standard Romex wire, run the romex to another box near your home theatre system, this box could be in wall or surface. In the box transtion from the Romex to SJ type wire(14/3 SJ), pass the SJ through through a strain relief in the box and attach a male edison(standard household plug) to the SJ and plug this into the surge protected power strip located with the rest of your equipment. VERY IMPORTANT, the outlet at the plasma does not get power from anywhere else other than this new cord. Tried to explain this setup to an electrician once and they blew it by powering the outlet at the plasma. This is essentially running an extension cord in the wall but safely.
This setup achieves two things, surge protection for plasma AND puts the plasma and the rest of the other gear on the same circuit greatly reducing the chances of ground roll, hum and other problems related to interconecting equipment with different ground potentials.
Love to hear thoughts on this setup from other posters.
Good luck

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