Hide-A-Power Three Outlet Station
thanks for the response to the previous posts - i've done these over the course of time but hadn't taken the time to document them. thought it would be useful now since this A-Frame forum is generating a lot of activity from newcomers.
This is a planned mod, I have not done it yet but will do so before summer is out.
The Problem: on the A122, the two 120V AC outlets on the bed side are right where the mattress also lays, and where it opens up to access storage underneath. while it is serviceable for the heated mattress plus, electric blanket, coffee maker by the sink, etc is is less than ideal and ready for improvement. the outlet by the small window, which is where our heads lay, is similarly challenged.
The Solution: I thought about the power outlet strips used commonly for home office desks - they are sort of a vertical power strip that has a grommet for use in a typical "cord hole" in these desks and the power strip recesses to be just a little handle when not in use. My plan is to put one of these behind the sink to use with both countertop and bed-related plug uses. when not in use i can recess it into the cabinet underneath, but when in-use, it provides much better access to outlets.
The Plan: My plan is to drill the 3" hole into the countertop in the appropriate location, then splice into the AC box that is already on the bed side of that cabinet and wire this power strip in. Should be a simple fix with only a short piece of romex needed. (alternately, i could create a hidden A/C outlet box inside the cabinet using the same method and just plug this power strip in, thus avoiding having to modify the power strip at all)
You'll see a much more expensive version of this modification in high-end kitchens, used for countertop appliances that get stored away in some appliance garage cabinet. or sometimes near a cooktop to power a handheld blender or other cooking related appliance.
anyway - i'll post a pic of the item for now, and if you want to tackle the job before i get to it.. be my guest.
Note - there is also a version with integrated USB ports - while useful for a desktop, i like my mod for USB ports in the cabinet next to the doorway better. YMMV.
Hide-a-Power 3 Outlet Station on Amazon