Running wire from wall to entertainment center


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Old 11-05-17, 06:42 AM
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Running wire from wall to entertainment center

Hi. Not sure in which forum this question belongs.

I have a large entertainment center that stands 6 inches from the wall. I found some LED lights that can only be dimmed by a wall dimmer. Is it permissable to run BX (armor) from a wall plate to a work box mounted to the back of the entertainment center? I would the run the lights into the work box and have a wall dimmer to control the lights.

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Old 11-05-17, 07:18 AM
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No,but you could put a receptacle in that box then install your other box to the back of the Ecenter and using a piece of SJO cord with proper connectors and male cord cap plug it into your new receptacle .
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Thank you for your response. So if I understand your suggestion, the SJO cord is an alternative to the armor, correct? The end configuration would be: wall dimmer to receptacle, SJO with male cord cap plugged into the receptacle, other end of the SJO terminates in a work box, lighting joins SJO feed in work box. Correct?
 
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Old 11-05-17, 08:25 AM
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A standard receptacle cannot be dimmed. The dimming would need to be closer to the lights.
 
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You can't have the dimmer for the receptacle, install the receptacle, cord from new box would have a male cap on one end that would plug into that receptacle, feed for lights would come into new box along with the dimmer.
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Understood. Many thanks.
 
 

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