Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

msbrandywinevalleyApril 13, 2013

I have a dresser that is positioned directly in front of an electrical outlet and a TV cable connection. I had to move the dresser a few inches away from the wall to accommodate the plugs and I don't like how that looks. Are there products that will allow me to plug the electric and cable plugs from the top, rather than from the front of the outlets? Or, are there some type of "flat" extension cords that will allow me to insert an electrical plug and cable wire from an area not directly behind the dresser? Thanks!

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brickeyee

Cords with flat plugs have been around for a while.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 10:55AM
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saltcedar

Hug-

Here is a link that might be useful: A-plug

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:23AM
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Ron Natalie

There are short extension cords with flat plugs on them. Real handy to put behind furniture. They even make one that has two cords coming out from the plug. Handy when the one receptacle ends up being behind the bed headboard and you'd like power on both nightstands.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 1:35PM
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msbrandywinevalley

ronnatalie: "There are short extension cords with flat plugs on them. " Is there a specific name for this product? Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 5:51PM
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msbrandywinevalley

saltcedar -- THANKS! Do you know if there's something similar for cable wires?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 5:52PM
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Ron Natalie

I can't find the Y one for behind the bed, but the others are just called flat plug extension cords. Lowe's has them

Here is a link that might be useful: Flat Plug Extension Cords

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:56PM
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saltcedar

Coaxial Type F Female to Male

Here is a link that might be useful: Right Angle Adapter

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 7:24PM
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msbrandywinevalley

saltcedar -- THANKS! Do you know if there's something similar for cable wires?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:45PM
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Ron Natalie

You can either get a "Right Angle F Adapter" at Radio Shack or whatever or you can google recessed cable wall plates. These recess slighly and usually point downward the cable jack primarily to fit nicely behind flat panel TV wall mounts.

Here is a link that might be useful: Riight Angle Adapter

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 4:29AM
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saltcedar

These are available, however unless you have
a weak signal they're not necessary.

Here is a link that might be useful: GE 23205 Push On

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 8:37AM
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brickeyee

The push on connectors are notoriously bad for long term use.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 9:48AM
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