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Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

Posted by msbrandywinevalley (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 10:47

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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RE: Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

Cords with flat plugs have been around for a while.


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RE: Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

Hug-

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


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RE: Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

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.


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


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


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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


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Do you know if there's something similar for cable wires?

Coaxial Type F Female to Male

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


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


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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


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RE: Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

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


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RE: Electrical plugs protrude too far -- what to do?

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


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