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Practicalities, siting power for ceiling mounted PJ

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by zAndy1, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. zAndy1

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    I was just wondering, if I have my projector ceiling mounted that presumably means having a socket in the ceiling joists somewhere. If that's the case assuming the fuse in the plug goes I presume I'd have to get to the power socket somehow (carpet up/floor up) to change it? Isn't that a bit of a pain?! Is my assumption correct (I can't see any other way to be honest)

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    Run a long cable along the ceiling, down the wall and into a wall socket.

    That's what I'm planning on doing anyway. A bit of trunking painted the same colour as the ceiling/wall and it shouldn't be too noticable.
     
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    snap..... you will probably be able to get away with some pretty ligthweight flex too so even easier to hide

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    Whichever method used, it's an idea to try and take power from the same spur as the hi-fi it will be connected to, to aviod the problem of mains hum which can occur if you have a voltage differential accross two earths......
     
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    I cut the mains plug off my power lead, drilled a small hole under the carpet in the room above, fed it through, replaced the plug, and plugged it into a wall socket there.
     
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    With a big red sticker saying Do Not Remove!! :eek:

    I know I'd be half way through a movie and be plunged into darkness followed by the distant sound of a hoover :suicide:


    :D
     
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    Does anyone know the length of the power cord?

    Im ceiling mounting 9ft away from a plug point!!!! I stupidly didnt fit a new plug point when I had the chance. Guess which cable is going to be visible!!!
     

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