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ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA

Angled wall plug for slim TV

Hi, I am installing a couple new LG slim TV's.
I am having a problem with the included plugs, in that they are are not flat enough to let me mount the TV flush with the wall.

Of the three sizes of TV's I'm installing, the 32" has an angled 2-prong plug that works great, the 47" has a regular two prong plug that is sticks out too far, and the 55" has a regular three prong plug that won't fit at all.

I am using Leviton recessed plug boxes, but they are not deep enough.

I bought angled two prong plugs, but they are too big to fit inside the leviton 1-gang 1-output plug.

Here is the plug that works great:
»dl.dropbox.com/u/2182768/2013-04···9.24.jpg

Here is the plug that prevents the TV from sitting flush with the wall:
»dl.dropbox.com/u/2182768/2013-04···5.36.jpg

Here is the angled plug that does not fit in the leviton box:
»dl.dropbox.com/u/2182768/2013-04···3.48.jpg

Can anybody recommend a source for angled plugs like the one that fits in the recessed box, or for deeper recessed single gang boxes?

Thx
P.

Phillip
I Need A Nap

join:2004-12-21
Hatboro, PA
Here is a 3 prong..

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···12196878

Finding a 2 prong might be an issue, you might want to look and see what mouser or digikey has.


bryank

join:2000-03-23
Plainfield, IL
reply to ptr727
I use these all the time, but they will not fit into your recessed outlets.

»www.amazon.com/Cord-degree-rotat···03I7FEHQ


sk1939
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Beezel

join:2008-12-15
Las Vegas, NV
reply to ptr727
You can check this place out, they have unusual stuff you can't find in most regular stores at times.

»www.cyberguys.com/product-listin···ryid=137

ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA
reply to ptr727
Thx for the replies.

The SFCables angle two prong plug and the CyberGuys Ziotek angle plug does not fit in the single outlet Leviton box.

I think I will try to replace it with a dual outlet box and see if the plugs fit better.

Any other recommendations for a deep single gang power box?


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sk1939
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said by ptr727:

Any other recommendations for a deep single gang power box?

Use a two to three prong plug to clear the recessed box.



old_tech
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Springfield, IL
Not the correct thing to do.


old_tech
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reply to ptr727
There are different boxes to use, that are made to hold larger sized plugs.

ptr727

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Redondo Beach, CA
reply to sk1939
said by sk1939:

said by ptr727:

Any other recommendations for a deep single gang power box?

Use a two to three prong plug to clear the recessed box. [att=1]

That would defeat the purpose of hiding the plug


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said by ptr727:

said by sk1939:

said by ptr727:

Any other recommendations for a deep single gang power box?

Use a two to three prong plug to clear the recessed box. [att=1]

That would defeat the purpose of hiding the plug

Perhaps, but if you changed the outlet to a duplex, it would still show anyways.

ptr727

join:2004-01-01
Redondo Beach, CA
The single outlet Leviton recessed plug is in the center of the hole, that is why the angled plug can't fit, not enough space for the cord end to bend and clear the edge.

The double outlet will have a plug top and bottom, allowing the plug to fit in the bottom hole while the cord can bend towards the top.


netboy34
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Kennesaw, GA
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to be honest, that outlet it ment to have clocks hung on it...

should be this outlet

»www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductD···te=10251

as for the cable - It is hard to tell from the picture, but for three prong you can use the cable below...

»www.monoprice.com/products/produ···format=2