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Post 1 made on Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 21:03
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Do you guys know if a power bridge for TVs can be used in a commercial environment (doctor's office)? Will use BX cable and metal j-boxes since it is in NYC.
Post 2 made on Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 23:22
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If, instead of wiring a power bridge per instructions, you instead supply its power from some existing box with power in it, and you don't end up overloading the existing circuit, then you have a normally wired power outlet (or two). That's half of what a power bridge does.

The power bridge also has a path for low voltage (video etc) that is separate from the AC power path; install a cable or other wire to get video etc to the TV and you're done.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 07:37
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What's the purpose of using the powerbridge? Why not just install the Arlington Recessed TV box?
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OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 09:13
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Not needing LV; just need to supply power to a Roku TV that will play PowerPoint presentation in a loop.
Post 5 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 09:36
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On May 16, 2023 at 21:03, Krassyg said...
Do you guys know if a power bridge for TVs can be used in a commercial environment (doctor's office)? Will use BX cable and metal j-boxes since it is in NYC.

You're referring to a Midlite, Panamax, etc pair of j-boxes with power inlet and surge protection? If it's new construction, you shouldn't need that- you can use a power inlet at the rack and run whatever cabling needed (Romex, BX, separate wires in conduit).

I have one in my van and will post a photo of the packaging- I use them when I want to power a TV from the same surge protection device that is used by the rest of the system- all I need to connect it is an IEC power cord and it's not only legal, it's much less expensive. Use whatever kind of box you want- a Decora plate fits over it.
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Post 6 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 09:37
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On May 17, 2023 at 07:37, SWOInstaller said...
What's the purpose of using the powerbridge? Why not just install the Arlington Recessed TV box?

Can't use a power cord with right angle plug and some TVs still come with that.
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 09:58
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On May 17, 2023 at 09:36, highfigh said...
You're referring to a Midlite, Panamax, etc pair of j-boxes with power inlet and surge protection? If it's new construction, you shouldn't need that- you can use a power inlet at the rack and run whatever cabling needed (Romex, BX, separate wires in conduit).

I have one in my van and will post a photo of the packaging- I use them when I want to power a TV from the same surge protection device that is used by the rest of the system- all I need to connect it is an IEC power cord and it's not only legal, it's much less expensive. Use whatever kind of box you want- a Decora plate fits over it.

Retro, the doctor decided to add 32" TVs throughout after the walls went up.
Post 8 made on Wednesday May 17, 2023 at 19:04
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Any electrician who has read this thread will have had a nice chuckle by now, and will also have moved on.

Whoever suggested the Power Bridge knows a product that will do the job but is not the most appropriate thing for it.

First, no low voltage wiring will be used. This reduces the equipment need to one thing: a power outlet.

The outlet can be surface mount or recessed. Surface mount is a bit clunkier than recessed, but if ANY TV EVER used here has a right angle power cord, you won't be able to plug it in. If someone makes a recessed power socket + electrical box, then that's what should be used at every location.

I might be reading too fast, though... or is that indeed all there is to this?
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OP | Post 9 made on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 06:45
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On May 17, 2023 at 19:04, Ernie Gilman said...
Any electrician who has read this thread will have had a nice chuckle by now, and will also have moved on.

Whoever suggested the Power Bridge knows a product that will do the job but is not the most appropriate thing for it.

First, no low voltage wiring will be used. This reduces the equipment need to one thing: a power outlet.

The outlet can be surface mount or recessed. Surface mount is a bit clunkier than recessed, but if ANY TV EVER used here has a right angle power cord, you won't be able to plug it in. If someone makes a recessed power socket + electrical box, then that's what should be used at every location.

I might be reading too fast, though... or is that indeed all there is to this?

Getting the electricians back is not an option. I asked twice for outlets for the TVs and they will take too long to come back; place is opening in a week.
Post 10 made on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 09:55
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On May 18, 2023 at 06:45, Krassyg said...
Getting the electricians back is not an option. I asked twice for outlets for the TVs and they will take too long to come back; place is opening in a week.

Find a different electrician.

Or, use a small surge protection device behind the TVs. Even Best Buy sells them-

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Post 11 made on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 12:15
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Oh, yeah, and another thing --

On May 16, 2023 at 21:03, Krassyg said...
Do you guys know if a power bridge for TVs can be used in a commercial environment (doctor's office)? Will use BX cable and metal j-boxes since it is in NYC.

Power bridges usually come with a length of Romex (or equiv) to run the power from one end of the power bridge to the other. You specified from the start that BX and metal will be used. Therefore Power Bridges won't be used.

Another thing that could be confusing is that "Power Bridge" is a trade name for a particular product. Some confusion was caused in this thread by saying you were going to use THAT PRODUCT instead of "some means of getting power to new location(s) in the room(s)." Try to be descriptive about the device(s) you need, instead of being prescriptive about the brand and model you need... at least until you have decided exactly what parts you'll be using.

Well, okay, then, dead horse duly whipped. Meanwhile, how's your project going?
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OP | Post 12 made on Thursday May 18, 2023 at 15:34
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On May 18, 2023 at 12:15, Ernie Gilman said...
Oh, yeah, and another thing --

Power bridges usually come with a length of Romex (or equiv) to run the power from one end of the power bridge to the other. You specified from the start that BX and metal will be used. Therefore Power Bridges won't be used.

Another thing that could be confusing is that "Power Bridge" is a trade name for a particular product. Some confusion was caused in this thread by saying you were going to use THAT PRODUCT instead of "some means of getting power to new location(s) in the room(s)." Try to be descriptive about the device(s) you need, instead of being prescriptive about the brand and model you need... at least until you have decided exactly what parts you'll be using.

Well, okay, then, dead horse duly whipped. Meanwhile, how's your project going?

In effect I am making my own power bridge with metal j-boxes, BX and one of these: [Link: midlite.com]
Post 13 made on Friday May 19, 2023 at 10:51
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On May 18, 2023 at 15:34, Krassyg said...
In effect I am making my own power bridge with metal j-boxes, BX and one of these: [Link: midlite.com]

This is the one I use-

[Link: av-iq.com]
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Post 14 made on Friday May 19, 2023 at 15:00
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On May 19, 2023 at 10:51, highfigh said...
This is the one I use-

[Link: av-iq.com]

Me Too!
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Post 15 made on Saturday May 20, 2023 at 18:07
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This is actually my favorite of anything that I have ever tried!
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