The 2020 NEC Code Compliance states that flexible power cords hidden behind a wall are a violation of the National Electric Code and could void your home or business insurance coverage.
Multimedia Tech only performs TV & home theater installations for homes and businesses following up-to-date building and national electric codes.
The following is an excerpt from (NEC) – NFPA 70
In plain and simple to understand words, it explains how running power cords through the walls is not a substitute or suitable instead of permanent wiring.
A new electric outlet installed directly behind the TV is what is required.
Power cables are not rated for in-wall use since they can’t handle heat requirements, and installing them inside the wall is ILLEGAL.
Additionally, your home or business insurance company will be happy to void coverage should a fire result.
If any professional installation company advises it is fine to run power cords inside the wall, then those inexperienced professionals may not be aware of the (NEC) National Electric Code requirements or are more concerned about shortcuts than the personal safety of those who they call clients.