Originally Posted by Eyeball Chambers
I have 3-pronged outlets, including on my Belkin surge protector. That's not the issue. But the TV comes with a 2-pronged cord. As such, the jack in the back of the TV isn't made for a 3-slotted plug. Or are you suggesting I get an outlet installed on the wall behind where the TV is mounted? I've done that for other TVs in my home, but I'd like to keep it simple with this one. There's really no need to install the outlet behind the TV when I have a surge protector behind the dresser that's beneath it.
And I'd rather not use an extension cord because, as I understand it, extension cords aren't really meant for permanent use.
They're not. But as long as you plug them into a power strip, I wouldn't worry about it.
Go to Home Depot and pick up a 6' appliance extension cord. They're actually designed for semi-permanent installation. Only one outlet on the female side, so fairly streamlined. Just make sure you plug into a power strip on the other end so there is a circuit that will cut out in the event of a short.
The biggest issue with long extension cord runs is risk of fire due to excess heat over distance. For a relatively short distance, and relatively small power draw like this, that's not really a concern. Especially with a heavy-duty, higher gauge appliance extension cord.
Again, plug into a power strip on the far end, and you're good to go with just a power strip.
Frankly, I'd feel more comfortable with this solution than a 12' long 2-conductor cord. There's not much difference between that and a cheap, crappy 2-conductor extension cord.
Edit: If you insist on risking it, however, one of these should work: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
It's not polarized, but all that does is ensure which side is plugged in. Which is important!
But if you simply pay attention to make sure it's lined up right, and plug it in correctly (and mark it somehow for future reference), you're good to go.