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Hey guys,

I am running the cables for my projector. I already have the 30' HDMI cables and tested them.

Originally I was going to have an electrician pull a feed off the ceiling fan for the projector power, but I am now thinking about running a 30' power cable. Something along the lines of this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1736785&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CL_3od_rn7UCFQ2i4AodYR8AcQ

Is there anything I should be concerned with or should I look for a heavier guage power cord for the distance?
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If it will be run inside a wall cavity, you will need to have it hardwired correctly. If it is in a drop ceiling to an existing outlet, I think a long power cord would be ok. I would get a 16 gauge, 18 is a bit thin.
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Distance (within reason) is not a factor. Certainly, 30' is nothing. What are you going to do, run it along the ceiling?
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I was going to run it above the drywall, coming out of a hooded plate to the projector and another hooded plate on the other end to plug into an outlet.

Obviously, if it is against code I won't go that route.
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I was going to run it above the drywall, coming out of a hooded plate to the projector and another hooded plate on the other end to plug into an outlet.

Obviously, if it is against code I won't go that route.
You need to run a proper line if it is enclosed in the drywall.
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OK.

I'll have a feed pulled from the ceiling fan circuit.

Thanks for the info.
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Here is an alternative:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10425&cs_id=1042513&p_id=4652&seq=1&format=2

Although, if you can pull from the ceiling fan, that might be the best way to go.

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Pulling from the ceiling fan involves the possibility that someone can come along and turn OFF the ceiling fan right in the middle of something you're watching. Plus, with some projectors, that's not good to do that.
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