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HD-Products PowerBridge Total Solution Slim-Line In-wall Power Kit Review

by William N. Snyder April 20, 2009
PowerBridge Power Extension Cable Kit

PowerBridge Power Extension Cable Kit

  • Product Name: PowerBridge Slim-Line Power Kit
  • Manufacturer: HD-Products, Inc.
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: April 20, 2009 07:35
  • MSRP: $ 99.95
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  • Model Number: TSPBIW-WH
  • Power Outlet: Output Voltage: 125V 15 amp, 1 Receptacle, Style: NEMA 5-15R, UL approved
  • Power Inlet: Input Voltage: 125V 15 amp, Input Connection Plug: 1, Style: NEMA 5-15P, UL approved
  • Power Connection Cord: Maximum Input/Output Current is 15 Amps, 1875 watts, Style: NEMA 5-15 R/P
  • Warranty: Limited 3 year warranty from Manufactures Defects
  • What’s in the Box: One Power Recessed Inlet, includes Decora Style Cable Pass Thru, One Power Recessed Outlet, includes a Reversible Decora Style Cable Pass Thru, Two In-Wall Junction Box Single Gang (PVC) with two sets of screws for fastening plates, One 36” Power Connection Cord for power energizing form an existing A/C source, One Wall cut-out template, and Installation Instructions.

 

Pros

  • Includes IEC jumper and receptacle boxes
  • Easy instructions
  • Supports Decora-style keystone inserts
  • Removable power sockets
  • Available in black or white

Cons

  • Female IEC plug extends 2 inches past the plate

 

HD-Products PowerBridge Introduction

I'm amazed at the number of flat panel TVs that are purchased by friends and family, only to be placed on top of traditional furniture. I mean, isn't a flat panel designed to be hung on the wall? I think so, but then there's the issue of unsightly cables dangling down from the set to the equipment below. Well HD-Products, Inc solves this with their line of PowerBridge products. The Total Solution Slim-Line system’s primary function is used to hide all of your power, audio, video, and coaxial cables behind the wall - where they belong. I elected to use this system to get rid of the clutter of cables and even the power cord that hung down from my wall-mounted Samsung 40-inch flat screen TV. It's the perfect solution to eliminate cables lying around on the floor, or dangling from your components for a cleaner look - the way a flat panel was meant to be.

The PowerBridge Total Solution Slim Line kit (long name, we know) comes with two wall plates, and power extension cord (male to female), two plastic "old work" electrical boxes, hardware, template and instructions. The design of the system is simple in principle, you install your cabling behind the wall and the plates finish everything off nicely. What makes this system especially attractive is that it allows you to safely (and legally, per NEC code) run 12/2 or Romex-style wiring behind the wall as well. It does this by providing actual "in" and "out" power terminals that are safely encased within an electrical box where the 12/2 is protected from exposure as you'd expect. It's not only a slick system, it's incredibly easy to install and you can use any length of 12/2 you need, whether you're making a 3 foot run as we were, or running it over or under your house from one side of the room to another.

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highfigh posts on June 03, 2010 21:02
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I'm amazed at the number of flat panel TVs that are purchased by friends and family, only to be placed on top of traditional furniture. I mean, isn't a flat panel designed to be hung on the wall? I think so, but then there's the issue of unsightly cables dangling down from the set to the equipment below. Well HD-Products, Inc solves this with their line of PowerBridge products. The Total Solution Slim-Line system’s primary function is used to hide all of your power, audio, video, and coaxial cables behind the wall - where they belong. I elected to use this system to get rid of the clutter of cables and even the power cord that hung down from my wall-mounted Samsung 40-inch flat screen TV. It's the perfect solution to eliminate cables lying around on the floor, or dangling from your components for a cleaner look - the way a flat panel was meant to be.


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They're not necessarily made to be hung on a wall- they're made to take up a lot less space than a rear projection TV or a large CRT.
ParadigmDawg posts on June 03, 2010 18:17
I am glad that my brother-in-law is an electrician. I just point where I want an outlet, give him a beer and 20 minutes later…done…
majorloser posts on June 03, 2010 13:02
Clint,

Now you need to go to Gene's house and install one in his bedroom
caper26 posts on April 09, 2010 10:16
Just bought this from RAM electronics. I am from Canada so if you buy this from the US, don't get ground shipping. Pay extra for Air, express, courier, and you will save in the end ($30 brokerage?!?!?). Anyway, bought this instead of the datacomm version and I am extremely pleased with this product. It's not cheap plastic that is going to break when you install it. The low voltage pass through is reversible in case you have to flip both units around (mine has pass through on left and AC on right). This thing looks sharp when complete. Once I saw these pictures, I was sold on doing it myself, so now I have those speakers in silver, and all wires are in the wall like this: (seems I don't have enough posts to posts image or links. If you google “energy take fps photos” it is the first picture).
Highly recommended for a professional looking install. Also, I used 20' HDMI 1.3a in-wall rated, and 14 awg in-wall rated speaker cable from monoprice.
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