Flat Screen TV Outlet Location
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
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 Wiring for a Flat Screen TV
- I have what seems to be flat screen TV hookup with points in two rooms in a house I’m renting.
- They consist of an electrical socket and a TV aerial socket.
- They’re both quite high up on the wall.
- The electrical socket is a round, three pin socket. I’ve never seen a television (in Ireland anyway) with this kind of a plug.
- From what I can tell from my internet searching so far, this may be a 5 amp socket.
- The TV aerial socket is not wired at all. There is nothing behind it. The electrical socket is.
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?
PS – sorry if this question isn’t appropriate for the website.
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Background: Mary, a Homeowner from Ireland.
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.
How to Wire a Flat Screen TV Outlet
- Typically the Electrical Wiring for a Flat Screen TV is installed up on the wall to provide the electrical outlet and the cable connections.
- 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.
- Many of these recessed boxes have a partition where the power outlet is on one side and the TV cable and often the telephone cable is located in an a joining connection plate.
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