Electrical Outlet for Your Wall Mounted TV

Electrical Outlet Behind Wall Mounted TV
Electrical Outlet Behind Wall Mounted TV

Best location for the Power Outlet Behind your TV

The best location to put an electrical outlet behind the TV is about 1~2 inches below from the top edge of the TV. So the electrical outlet doesn’t get in the way of the TV wall mount bracket.

Best location to install electrical outlet behind the TV
Best location to install electrical outlet behind the TV

Electrical Outlet Installation

The best way to ensure that the power outlet ends up in the appropriate section behind the TV, you should measure the dimensions of the TV and mark the wall with Masking tape like the picture below.

Measure the dimension of your TV & Mark the wall with Masking Tape
Measure the dimension of your TV & Mark the wall with Masking Tape
Electrical Outlet installed perfectly behind the TV (not in the way of the TV Wall Mount)
Electrical Outlet installed perfectly behind the TV (not in the way of the TV Wall Mount)

The Center Portion of the TV is the WORST Place to Put an Electrical Outlet! It will get in the way of MOST TV Wall Mounts

The ABSOLUTE WORST spot for an electrical outlet to be behind the TV is in the Center of the TV where the TV Wall Mount Bracket has to be installed. Do NOT install an electrical outlet in the center like the photo below.

Do NOT install Electrical Outlet in the Center Portion of the TV!
Do NOT install Electrical Outlet in the Center Portion of the TV!

Sure, there are some TV Wall Mounts that have large cut-outs in the mid-portion of the Wall Plate, where it gives you just enough room to mount the wall plate around an electrical outlet like the photo above.

But the problem with having an electrical outlet in the center portion of the TV is that – You will be limited to very few choices on the TV wall mounts that you can choose from (that can be mounted around an electrical outlet). And the height of the TV is pretty much pre-determined and you cannot change that – unless you re-install the outlet.

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