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Power options needed please.



I'm wiring the family room up. Nothing too adventurous. But the thing is the power sockets are the wrong side of the room. There is a thin plasterboard wall with a double socket situated the other side which I could pull through and make a quad but it would be on the left hand side of the wall when the equipment is on the right in a cabinet as this is the only place in the room it can fit, in addition SWMBO states that it will all be there and nowhere else.... I have the following that need power

Sony 2.1 amp
Xbox 360
Ethernet switch
Now TV
Western Digital Play TV box

All the equipment bar the TV and the Sony 2.1 amp are in a tall ikea Billy cabinet. I'm thinking that I might lose a shelf and put a 10 socket surge protected brick on the top shelf and have the cables feed out from there to the kit but would I be safe running the brick from one side of the room to the other or should I move the socket from the other room?

Any helpful tips gratefully received...



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While that's a reasonable amount of equipment it still falls below a Kettle or Electric fire. So unless its a very large room you should be safe with the power block. How acceptable a cable right across the room will be ... ? And you may find it hard to locate a power block with a sufficiently long flex.

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