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Old 04-04-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Power protection for new TV/theater install

I'm unsure of the best way to approach this.

I'm finishing my basement and I will have a built-in entertainment center. My plasma will be mounted to a wall within it. A few feet below will be the receiver, PS3 and other devices hidden behind a built-in in door.

What is the best way to get power from the TV to the lower level of my built-in that would be protected? I'm not sure I would feel comfortable using a receptacle surge protector. Ideally I will have all my devices and coaxial connected to Panamax or APC unit with UPS or some line conditioning for brown outs.

DO you think a wall-plate with an opening will work? I'm going to use one to run the HDMI down as I hate to limit myself with HMDI wall plates.

EDIT- What do you think about this:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...=2#description
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Panamax has in wall kits specifically for this...

You put an input receptacle at one end and an output at the other and romex between them then plug it in to the same power regulator/surge component so they all share the same power.

http://www.panamax.com/Products/In-W...WERKIT-PRO.php

http://www.panamax.com/Products/In-Wall/MIW-XT.php

PS - it is unwise and against code to run power wires through the wall. Use must use ROMEX and terminate in an electrical box.

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Old 04-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Perfect. That looks like better quality than Monoprice. I'll buy that thanks.
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Perfect. That looks like better quality than Monoprice. I'll buy that thanks.
Did not even look at the Monoprice one, but I have used the Panamax one for years. They probably invented it.
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They probably invented it.
Any protection that works on the power cord is already inside the TV. Read its specification numbers. That Panamax only claims to protect from a type of surge that typically causes no damage.

Concern is another and different transient that can overwhelm a Panamax and protection already inside the TV. In every facility that cannot have damage, that solution is always located at the service entrance. Where wires enter the building. Then everything - not just a TV - is also protected. That least expensive solution is also the only solution used for protection from another and typically destructive surge.

Any protection mounted in a wall receptacle typically exists inside appliances. Another and different anomaly can overwhelm that already existing protection.
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^ it is not about surge protection, that is done at the power conditioner/surge protector.

This is just a way to get all your power plugged in at the same power conditioner/surge protector when the equipment is located in different areas.
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