Designed as a plug-in type device, think of the PowerBridge Solution as a specialized "extension-cord" system when installed with code compliant in-wall rated power-wire then simply plugged into an existing power-outlet. PowerBridge, does not make direct wired connection to the primary electrical premise-wire circuits. PowerBridge is not the same as installing a standard outlet receptacle, as it does not add to, create a new circuit, change or modify the premise wiring. PowerBridge is energized safely by plugging into the existing circuit from the front of any grounded outlet receptacle already rated for use to plug in an appliance such as your HDTV. PowerBridge was launched to the professional AV installation trade as the affordable in-wall power extension solution at the 2007 CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado, home to HD Products, PowerBridge. Over 475,000 kits have been safely and successfully installed professionally and by thousands of DIY's throughout the US, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada.