Question: How do you know if an HDMI cable is wall rated?

In-wall video and data cabling should be CL2 or CL3, in-wall speaker cabling should be CL3. If you are running cable through an air return it must be CMP. In commercial applications, if you are running cable between floors it must be CMR or CMP. By law all rated cables have these codes stamped on the outer jacket.

Can HDMI cables be run in-wall?

Wall-safe HDMI cables (included or buy your own): Some kits will include properly shielded HDMI cables that are safe to run behind your wall. If your kit doesnt include them, you can always buy your own. If your kit doesnt have any wall-rated HDMI cables, be sure to get your own.

How can I tell what type of HDMI cable I have?

You can determine if your existing cable is adequate in one of two ways. Check if the cable is labeled as High Speed, Premium High Speed, or Ultra High Speed. If your HDMI cable doesnt clearly specify what type it is, you might be able to look it up if the manufacturer and part number are printed on the cord.

What is the difference between in-wall HDMI?

Registered. All things considered equal, theres no difference in performance between in-wall rated cables and non-rated cables. In-wall rated cables refer the the outer jacket of the cable meeting building code (fire rated such as CL-2 or CL-3, etc).

What is a wall rated cable?

Therefore, if a cable is rated for in-wall use, it means you can safely run the cable through studs, etc inside of a wall or ceiling across a room.

What does in-wall Rated mean for HDMI cables?

THIS MEANS THAT THE CABLE IS RATED TO BE RAN IN YOUR WALL WITHOUT BEING DAMAGED. SOME PEOPLE RUN ALL THERE CABLES IN THE WALL, SO THEY ARE NOT SEEN. THIS MAKES A CLEANER SET UP. THESE CABLES USUALY HAVE A THICKER PROTECTIVE COATING AROUND THE WIRE.

Is it safe to run TV cables behind wall?

You should not run power cables through a wall as a substitute for permanent wiring, ie wired outlets. If you want to safely run cables, and you need to get power to your television or other devices but need an outlet. Then hire an electrician to professionally install a new outlet.

What does in Wall Rated mean for HDMI cables?

THIS MEANS THAT THE CABLE IS RATED TO BE RAN IN YOUR WALL WITHOUT BEING DAMAGED. SOME PEOPLE RUN ALL THERE CABLES IN THE WALL, SO THEY ARE NOT SEEN. THIS MAKES A CLEANER SET UP. THESE CABLES USUALY HAVE A THICKER PROTECTIVE COATING AROUND THE WIRE.

Can HDMI cables catch fire?

Low Voltage cables like HDMI cables are not really a threat to catch fire on their own.

Is speaker wire safe in wall?

Always use wire thats rated for in-wall installation. Look for speaker wire with a CL2 or CL3 rating. Wire rated CL2P or CL3P is for placement in a plenum-rated airspace above a drop ceiling in a commercial building. Youll want cable rated for direct burial if youre running it through the ground to outdoor speakers.

What is CL3 rated HDMI cable?

CL3 Rated for in-wall installation made with low-smoke materials to resist fire. Connects Blu-ray players, Fire TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers, and other HDMI-enabled devices to TVs, displays, A/V receivers, and more. Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K video and Audio Return Channel (ARC)

Do power cables interfere with HDMI?

HDMI is digital and is thus not susceptible to induced interference from a nearby power cable.

How do you hide cables in the wall?

Place a decorative box on a shelf just under the cables. Gather the cables together and close the box to hide them. You can also cut a small hole in either side of the box and feed the cables through this hole to the wall outlet to conceal them. Hang pictures or paintings over the cables.

What is the difference between HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 cables?

In a nutshell, HDMI 2.0 is designed to handle more bandwidth than HDMI 1.4. Both can deliver 4K video, but HDMI 2.0 can transfer up to 18Gbps whereas HDMI 1.4 can only transfer up to 10.2Gbps. That extra bandwidth allows HDMI 2.0 to deliver a few extras that might have seemed unnecessary just a few years ago.

Do Gold HDMI cables make a difference?

Gold-plated HDMI cables are of a higher grade, and they are better and larger conductors. They boast better shielding and are even more durable than regular HDMI cables. It is also true that gold-plated ends will not have the oxidation that may be found in regular HDMI cables.

Can all HDMI cables do arc?

Most HDMI cables should work with ARC. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the ARC-capable HDMI input in your TV and the other into the ARC-capable output on your soundbar or receiver.

Reach out

Find us at the office

Dayberry- Antinucci street no. 75, 92993 Belfast, United Kingdom Northern Ireland

Give us a ring

Daan Hilger
+47 129 536 826
Mon - Fri, 9:00-17:00

Tell us about you