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All of my home theater components are in an under-stair closet that shares a wall with the back of my living room.

I already plan to run audio to the subwoofer in the living room, with a nice cover plate, etc., but I'd also like to power the subwoofer using the switched outlet on the back of my receiver/amplifier, so I'm not powering it 24/7.

Running an extension cord directly through a bare hole in the wall seems messy, is there a way to properly create a switched outlet on one side of a wall with a power cord on the other? How would I properly label it?

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This answer might help. – Tester101 Feb 12 '12 at 18:49
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You'll need to pick up a PowerBridge type device, they allow you to have an inlet in one location and an outlet in another.

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You'll connect the inlet to the outlet using cable rated for the appropriate load (14/2 Romex most likely), this insures everything is up to code (since it's not proper to run extension cords through walls).

To make the outlet switched, you'll simply connect a switch on the hot wire of the cable between the inlet and outlet devices.

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This is exactly what I hoped was available / legal. I won't need a switch, the amplifier feeding the outlet will switch power to it. – richardtallent Feb 12 '12 at 20:35

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