Power, Line Cables and Extension Cords

Power, Line Cables and Extension Cords | 1976 items

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Description: By screening power, line cables and extension cords with . the eligible records: 1976

Count: 1976

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Questions with Power, Line Cables and Extension Cords

  • Ask: Are power strips considered extension cords?

    Answer: Extension cords are only for temporary use and are not to be left plugged into wall outlets when not being actively used. This plugs into a wall outlet and is considered a power strip even though it doesn't have a cord. Do not plug an extension cord or power strip into it.

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  • Ask: What color wires are in an extension cord?

    Answer: Remember that the hot wire (black) always goes under the brass colored screw, the neutral wire (white) always goes under the silver colored screw and the ground wire (green) always goes under the green colored screw.

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  • Ask: How do you extend electrical cords?

    Answer: Get one that is the correct length you need. It may be tempting to just string them together, but resist the temptation. Extending the length of an extension cord by \u201cdaisy-chaining\u201d can lead to overheating the cord by overloading it, creating a serious fire hazard.

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  • Ask: Are power strips safer than extension cords?

    Answer: In fact, plugging multiple power strips together, which is known as \u201cdaisy-chaining,\u201d is the quickest way to overload your electrical system\u2014and it's also dangerous and violates most fire safety codes. For the same reason, avoid the use of extension cords with power strips.

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  • Ask: Do extension cords consume electricity?

    Answer: No, an extension cord (short of long) does not draw (consume) any power so there is no way for the cord itself to increase your bill. An extension cord only conveys power to the devices plugged into it - if those devices are actually turned on. ... An extension cord that heats up noticeably when used should be replaced.

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  • Ask: Can you plug an extension cord into an extension cord?

    Answer: Can You Plug Extension Cords Into Another Extension Cord? Again, technically you can, but it's not recommended, as it's considered a fire hazard. ... When you start to add on extension cords, you run the risk of making the run too long and under-powering your devices\u2014not safe.

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  • Ask: How many wires are in an extension cord?

    Answer: Three-prong extension cords generally come in two wire gauges: 12 and 14.