I really like the idea of these. The power cords for tvs always need a bit of room, and I like to have the tvs mounted tight to the wall with minimal clearance. Without these recessed plates with angled outlets, it's difficult to get the power plug in without hitting the back of the tv. Also... unless you have a whole-house suppressor, having an integral one on the outlet is piece of mind. My only gripe on these... I wish the tabs were a bit more sturdy. They are a little weak and it takes a slow and steady approach to tighten them in place to make sure you don't overstress and break the tabs. Once installed, they are fine.
Two recessed Surge outlets and cable routing, excellent combo
i really like this, although I will say I think it could be done in a smaller size, as it takes up a huge space behind the TV and with mounts, it can get difficult to hide it.. That's my only complaint...
I can plug in a soundbar and TV and know they are protected, it makes jobs less apt to have an issue in the future. I actually will need to carry a couple of the Surge Blocks on me, for when they go... but that just means they did their job.
This is a great product and value. Other similar products sell for double the price. So, I was expecting something cheap, but was pleasantly surprise. The directions made installation easy and template that came with it was accurate. This product should provide protection for those expensive TVS on the wall. I used this with a slim mount and have been very happy.
PROS: Easy to install, Good directions, Very clean and modern
Great product - I usually use keystone jacks but when with this this time around for ease of installation. The installation still looks clean and professional. I just wish it had knockouts to run conduit into. I ended up drilling a hole in the back and using reducing washers on the front and back to run the conduit into.
PROS: Well made. Works as designed.
CONS: No knockouts for terminating conduit at box.
OK so I was mounting a 40" Tv in my bedroom and this seemed to be the perfect solution I bought this, a fully articulating mount that held 40-60" screens (may be able to talk the wife into a biggerset next time) -) I decided to Put the Cable Box, BDP in my closet so also needed to run a 1/8" cable.Because I had to go up into the attic and down i opted for large (22AWG HDMI and 1/8" cables) Well when I got this box I could not position it in a way that my TV conscealed the box because (this thing is pretty big). To the end of keeping everything clean and hidden I wwent to my local electrical contracting store and found a split box that was a standard double gang size (the standard 4" square box the 4 outlets would be in) 1/2 was a box the other was a trim ring. this is where I hit problem 2. On most plugs there ar "ears" that you can take off if they are not needed and this allows the plug to sit flush in the box. This surge supressin plug has no removable ears. they are solid non removable plastic so the trim cover sits proud and here is about 3/16". On to the closet. to recoup as much of my investment as possible I used the beheamouth of a box in the closet. Problem 3 the electrical box is designed exclusively for the surge module so there is room for the aformentioned solid non removable plastic tab meaning the plug didn't sit quite right in a closet not a huge deal but in my living room I would be annoyed. finally it is very awkward to mount the plug box to the trim box and would be darn near impossible if you cot your wires on the short side because here are the steps. 1 bring romex out of wall into box (NORMAL) 2 terminate romex in plug (Norml) 3 take screwdriver place between wall and box and screw 4 very small screws into box from behind that you cannot see from the front in order to mount box to trim ring this means you will need about 8" of wire between the wall and the box (this could be an issue for some people on a retro fit) no reason this couldn't be redesigned to screw in from the front. Also plaease note the plug protrudes from the trim ring to the side (or top or bottom depending on the orientation)
PROS: Easy to fish the hole you have to cut in your wall. most compact surge suppression I have seen. replaceable "fuse" module
CONS: Pluge module does not fit well into other standard boxes.
plug box is awkward to attach to trim ring. Plug box is designed exclusively for surge module. Difficult to hide behind wall mounted 40" TV
This worked pretty well. I did have two minor complaints. I was mounting onto a shear wall that had a layer of sheet rock mounted over the top of a layer of OSB. This means that my wall was about twice as thick as normal sheet rock. The mounting clips on this weren't deep enough to grab the back side of the OSB. I had to modify this a little by drilling 4 new wholes in the bezel and screwing into the OSB with wood screws. It did work though., but now has 8 screws on the front.
It was difficult to get the whole cut just right. The mounting clips don't swing all the way out of the way like they do on monoprice speakers. By the time you cut a whole big enough to fit the mounting clips through there is barely any bezel left to cover the edges.
If you are mounting to a shear wall (OSB) behind sheet rock, I'd suggest removing the mounting clips completely, then cut your whole in the wall, and drill new wholes through bezel and use wood screws to secure to OSB.
PROS: Surge suppressor, larger than expected LV cable portal.
CONS: Mounting clips too short. Not a lot of room to spare with the bezel.