Receptacle in cupboard?

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Old 03-27-17, 10:16 AM
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Receptacle in cupboard?

Can you put a receptacle in a cupboard (with junction box and nmd hidden behind that)?
I can't see anything in the code against it but it's still an enclosed space. You can't put high voltage wires in the wall so why can you put high voltage equipment in a cupboard or wood cable tidy?
I wanted to put some mobile phone chargers, dust buster vacuum charger etc in the cupboard.
 
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Old 03-27-17, 11:36 AM
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No issue with a properly wired/boxed receptacle in a closet or cupboard.

They have neat combo USB/120v receptacles that may also help you do what you want!

Example, though there are lot of different options and configurations:
Eaton 15 Amp Decorator USB Charging Electrical Outlet - White-TR7740W-K - The Home Depot
 
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Old 03-27-17, 01:43 PM
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I would not use that one, it only supplies 700mA per port (ultra-slow charging rate). An iPad won't even go into charge mode if plugged into one of those. To take advantage of a phone/tablet's fast charge mode, the USB port must put out at least 2A. Current generation iPads (especially the Pro) require at least 2A just to keep up with its own power draw and have something left over to charge the battery.

This one provides up to 3.6A (2.4A+1.2A).. Leviton T5631-2W





They even make ones that JUST have USB ports.. If you need more than two USB, you can gang one (or more) of these with a standard receptacle... Leviton USB4P-W

 
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Old 03-27-17, 04:11 PM
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Not sure what you are calling high voltage, but 120 and 240 lines are commonly run behind the wall finish.
 
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Old 03-27-17, 06:58 PM
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You can run nmd behind but you can't put say a TV power cable in the wall or a stereo power cable because the wire is not rated for in wall use afaik.
Just interested because a cupboard is sort of "in wall". Let's say a receptacle overheated or the plug plugged into it, there's more combustible stuff in a cupboard than on an "open room" receptacle.
Anyway, maybe I'm over thinking the risks
 
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Old 03-27-17, 07:51 PM
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Receptacle are installed in kitchen cupboards all the time. Above the range for built in microwave and below the sink for dishwasher and disposer/garburator.
 
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Old 03-28-17, 06:38 PM
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Good catch Taz, the higher power ports are definitely recommended.
 
 

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