How to wire for the extras
Updated: June 2023
There’s a list of items you’ll want to wire that really don’t fit into a category. Touchscreens, keypads, fireplace controls, etc. This isn’t meant ot be exhaustive, but here’s a quick run down of the most common ones we see.
iPad Wall Mounts
Most iPad mounts require a (1) 18/2 to power the mount. However some mounts require both (1) 18/2 and (1) Cat6. If you don’t know in advance which mount you’re getting — run both.
Josh.ai Micros and Nanos
If you’re planning to use Josh.ai you’ll want to run wires for either the Micros or Nanos. Each device takes (1)Cat6.
If you have a fireplace that is controlled by a switch, you can tie it into your lighting control. Run (1) 22/4 to the location of the fireplace switch, and you can tie into the system later.
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