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Re: extend a power cable
Reply #2 - Nov 23rd, 2017, 9:24am
 
Is the flex permenantly attached or.does it plug I  with a kettle lead type connector?  If it plugs in then that would be the easiest solution, long leads are easy to get
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Re: extend a power cable
Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2017, 8:36pm
 
Replacing the flex would be preferred.

Or, even better, a ceiling mounted socket and Fused Spur Outlet.
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extend a power cable
Nov 21st, 2017, 5:52pm
 
Simple question really....& yes, I will try to find a reasonable sparks to help out when we figure out the best route!

We have a big new projector screen to use with a new projector.  The projector is "ultra short throw", which means it sits on a table 40cm from the wall and throws a 100" display - very impressive!

The electric screen, however, arrived with about a 5' lead.   Not even long enough to reach the floor Sad  

Don't really want to have it dangling to an extension cord (as we have at the moment!) - would like to route it either round the ceiling and down the corner, or round a door frame behind the screen when down.

Question is this: to avoid a lumpy extension plug, & therefore to be able to hide the power in a 16mm duct box, what is the best/safest/easiest (perm any 2 from 3 perhaps!!) way to extend the cable?
I read about cutting & soldering, also 'butt connector' crimps, as well as spliceline connectors.
In the distant past I have used 'choc blox' connectors to good effect, but I am sure there are neater/safer/tidier ways.

Welcome the thoughts.   In Leicester area in case there are trades here who can offer to help (at a cost!) - new to the forum so maybe that is not allowed!
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