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Flat Screen TV Outlet Location


How to Wire a Flat Screen TV Outlet – A recessed box is used so that the flat screen TV may be mounted over or near the electrical box so that the wiring it is hidden and not visible.

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Electrical Question: Hello – I’m afraid this is a rather simplistic question but would very much appreciate some information.

My question is – what kind of appliance could be run from this electrical socket? Could I run a television from it? If not, is there any reason you can think of for installing such a socket high up on a wall?

Thanks!

PS – sorry if this question isn’t appropriate for the website.

Additional Comments: Excellent, friendly website.
Background: Mary, a Homeowner from Ireland.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Mary.

Your question is fine, and I would imagine that the logical reason is as you have stated. This is a typical configuration for a television installation with a 5 amp plug as you have identified which may be used there in Ireland. The only other use could be for a wall clock, but that is not likely because a clock does not require a cable connection, and hopefully they never will.

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