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Low profile socket behind wall mount TV

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by mr_chaela, 17 Apr 2019 at 6:16 PM.

  1. mr_chaela

    mr_chaela

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    Looking for a low profile solution to power a wall mount TV.
    An FCU/Cable Outlet not really suitable as TV has a fixed power lead and would be pain to connect/disconnect.

    Could an MK 995 clock connector be used. MK do not specify the rating of the connector but simply say it is fitted with 2A fuse. The TV has a 3A fuse.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  2. AndyPRK

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    I don;t see why not.

    Personally I used a legrand slimline socket. (other sockets are available). I fitted it within the boarder of the TV after lots of measuring, the height was ok.
    I left 1/3 of the socket outside of the TV edge so that I could get to the on/off switch easily.

    This was a 2012 panasonic tv
     
  3. OwainDIYer

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  4. JohnW2

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    I don't know where I got them (a very long time ago), who made them, whether they are still available and whether they are/were fully (if at all!) BS1363-compliant, but in a few places around my house (where, like you, space is limited) I have used 'ultra-slim' 13A plugs, plugged into standard (could be 'flat plate', these days) 13A sockets - it might be worth looking to see if they still exist.

    Another approach I've taken in a couple places, in situations similar to yours, is to recess a standard 13A socket into the wall, so that a standard 13A plug does not protrude beyond wall level when plugged in.

    Kind Regards, John
     
  5. AndyPRK

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    Are those the plugs with 2 screws to hold on the cover?
     
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