I’ve been looking at purchasing some wall-mounted devices that need plugged in (iPad, security cameras, control centers, etc).
The thing that I’m confused on is how everyone else is hiding the power cord wires. The only thing I can think of is to run the power cord through the wall to a nearby outlet, but I don’t really consider this to be a great solution as it uses an outlet and now you have random plugs all over the house. Is there a way to tie the power into the house’s electrical wiring?
get a flexbit, then cut a hole in the wall where you are going to mount the device, drill into the floor from inside the (interior wall) and then tie the power cable wire to the end of the bit and drop it down to the basement (if your basement is unfinished).
or just drop a cable down to where you have a power outlet then pop a small hole and plug it in directly under where you alternatively have to mount for power reasons, stuff extra wire in wall. thats basic fishing.
Don’t run power cowards in the wall. It’s a fire hazard and not up to code. The flat wire linked to is for low voltage/ speakers not AC power. As mentioned have a power outlet installed where you need it by a professional.
How did you connect to the exposed pins? Just cut the USB plug and terminate the wires directly to the pins? Or use the contact pads from the other side that attaches to the LCD part of the Wink Relay and wire the USB into that?
The problem with most recessed outlets is that the cover sticks out of the wall (doesn’t lay flat). So when installing the screen it becomes an issue. Has anyone found an in wall outlet? Something inside the wall without the cover sticking out?