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So my contractor ran a inwall power line from the projector box with an outlet installed there to the area where my media cabinet is. The question is, how do I connect that to my UPS to protect my projector? He had installed another box in the wall there, but then I would need a male to male power cable, but I don't think those exist... So I am not really sure what to do now? How have other people done this?
 

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You need a powerbridge, well just the one end in the media cabinet from the sounds of it. Some people have made there own but you can purchase them also.
Basically its the male prongs allowing you to use a regular cord
Like this: http://www.amazon.com/PowerBridge-Solutions-Management-PowerConnect-Wall-Mounted/dp/B00GWGZKF6
Thanks, I ordered this one, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HIYAFR4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1428594262&sr=8-1&keywords=PowerBridge+Solutions&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41ojfcH0exL&ref=plSrch

Similar but it just uses a standard in wall cable which I had already run. Wish they just sold the other end that I really needed by itself with just the male plugs sticking out of the wall.

Update: found just an inlet plug on Amazon so I ordered that, only 18 bucks. Since I had the outlet in the box already and the cable run that's all I needed, but if you haven't done anything yet then buying a powerbridge kit would be a good idea it seems.

Thanks :)
 

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I made my own too.

I used a heavy duty extension cord. I have it plugged into my ups and then hidden in a wire channel up the outside of my front wall behind the curtains. Then it's hardwired to a flush mount outlet where the wall meets the ceiling for my electric screen. From there I ran romex from the outlet thru the attic to a outlet for my projector.
 

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That's the ones I got :). Will be here tomorrow. Just in time as the screen is going up tomorrow.
And...for one more option...this is the one that I installed (cheaper than the powerbridge brand option for all the parts you need on both ends, including the device cable). Seems perfectly acceptable, although I'm not using it yet. Same brand as the one you and Big got. Although, even though I only bought this a few weeks ago, it looks like it's gone up in price by about $12 for some reason. I got it for $30.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HI...SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41ojfcH0exL&ref=plSrch
 

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And...for one more option...this is the one that I installed (cheaper than the powerbridge brand option for all the parts you need on both ends, including the device cable). Seems perfectly acceptable, although I'm not using it yet. Same brand as the one you and Big got. Although, even though I only bought this a few weeks ago, it looks like it's gone up in price by about $12 for some reason. I got it for $30.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HI...SY200_QL40&dpPl=1&dpID=41ojfcH0exL&ref=plSrch
I used an inlet outlet for mine, it's in my thread somewhere, if I get a chance to hop on the computer I'll post a link
 

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So after reading a few threads on this topic, I want to make sure I'm getting it. In my case, the goal is to power a ceiling mounted outlet for the projector and be able to connect it to a UPS/conditioner (depending on what I get). Using something like the inlet (http://www.amazon.com/Midlite-MDT46...=8-2&keywords=power inlet&tag=viglink20246-20), I'd hook that up to standard romex to run up through the wall and ceiling to an outlet near the projector loction, correct? Or does the inlet need a special type of cable?
 

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You got it. Romex inside wall, regular power cord UPS to inlet. The only time this isn't right is if your local building codes don't allow for Romex wiring, like Chicago which requires metal conduit for household wiring. Be sure you hook the romex up correctly, if you don't know which side of the outlet the black versus white wire goes you shouldn't be doing this without help.

I know but I do 100% check of every outlet I wire with a tester like this:

 
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