I would love to embed a Google Home Max within my wall as seen in the attached picture. Looking for some guidance on how to tie it into a power source which is a switch like shown in the picture. I would like the solution to keep the screen pretty flush with the wall.

Appreciate any advice or products that would work.

Thanks! Cliff

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    There is no switch in the photo. Would you really want it on switch that can be turned off and on? To recess it you will need to cut open the wall and frame in a niche, run power in the wall to the niche, install outlet, and then drywall and mud/tape/paint. Are you capable of all of that.
    – Alaska Man
    Jan 29, 2020 at 18:57
  • Sorry. The swtich got cut out of the picture. I wouldn't want it on a switch, but would want to just tie into the power that feeds the switch. I am capable of all of the actual work. What I am struggling with is the right method to tie into the power that is feeding the switch. The google device has a standard plug and I believe that building code does not allow a plug to be inside the wall. Mainly looking for a solution around that piece. Jan 29, 2020 at 19:32
  • You will not have room in the wall for an outlet box on the back of the niche ( in a 2x4 wall ) or on the side of the niche because it is so shallow, so i would get one of those flat panel tv in wall wiring kits, it has a port for the back of the niche for the wires to run in the wall and out at an out in the wall just below the ("tv") niche. ( Choosing a location over an existing outlet is going to be much easier and cheaper then opening your wall to tie into a switch and run power through studs to a new box.
    – Alaska Man
    Jan 29, 2020 at 19:52
  • it very well might not be legal to power it from a switch. you're not supposed to use common AC/DC adapters in-wall for example, you need to get one rated to be used as such. I would run a wire down (out of site) and out, which then connects to a wall wort.
    – dandavis
    Jan 29, 2020 at 19:55
  • A recessed niche would be totally legal + Alaska man! I have wired hundreds of up to 4 recessed duplex outlets behind flat screens with both data outlets and power. They only require a divider to be in the same box.
    – Ed Beal
    Jan 29, 2020 at 20:56

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They make recessed junction boxes specifically for fitting receptacles where a "wall wart" will be plugging into them.

If there is not space to mount one in the recess flush, then you can build the recess deeper in the middle, and side-mount the junction box.

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