I have a camera mounted at the top of a wall in my house. The AC adapter that came with it is not long enough to reach the outlet below. I'd like to 1) extend the AC adapter to the outlet below and 2) conceal the wire.
My initial preference is to drop the cable behind the wall and have it come out next to the outlet, where it can just plug into the outlet. My question is do you see anything wrong, dangerous, or non-compliant with the following setup.
The AC adapter is rated at 5 volts and 2 amps. I am going to splice CL2R 18/2 thermostat wire into the AC adapter to make it longer. The thermostat wire will be the only portion that runs behind the wall, and the splices will happen outside of the wall.
Here's a link to the thermostat wire specs for reference: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/36/36984981-2640-4d88-a1c5-13317341df11.pdf
I like this option because it's easy and I already have everything I need. If this is a a bad idea, I could add a new outlet near the camera, conceal the power cord on the wall with a raceway, etc. Thanks!!