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Extending a mains cable from plasma


Established Member
Looking for a bit of advice..

I`m currently burying all my cables in the wall and mounting a plasma.

I am also putting all my av equipment in the cupboard under the stairs.

I want to run the power cable from the plasma, under the floorboards and into the cupboard under the stairs.

To do this, I will need to cut the moulded plug off and extend the lead by approximately 5m and then connect a new plug on the end of this, which will then go into a socket in the cupboard.

Is there a problem with doing this ??

Will I lose picture quality or cause damage to the plasma ??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(I Just don`t like plugs showing !!!!)


Prominent Member
Why not just make a brand new, really long IEC lead? It's really easy and saves the hassle of trying to extend one. There's really nothing difficult about wiring a plug (just make sure you get it right!).

You could get an MK toughplug for a few quid from Homebase/B&Q, a length of 3-core mains cable for a few more quid and then an IEC plug for a couple of quid. 10 minutes with small pair of scissors and a screwdriver will then be all you need. :)

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