Extension cords are helpful tools that allow us to use our appliances and tools in any area of the house. They help with various projects, but it can be difficult to find the right one. This video explains some of the different sizes of extension cords and how to get the best one that suits your needs.
A common issue that people find is that the extension cord they use does not offer enough power, even if it’s long enough. To get a cord with enough amps to run your tools and appliances, make sure that the extension cord has the prerequisite gauge.
When you use an extension cord that doesn’t deliver enough amps, it’s like if a person tried to get all of their oxygen by breathing through a straw. It may work, but your breathing will be much more labored and inefficient. Get the right extension cord so that the tools and appliances you connect to it are taking nice deep breaths.
There are also safety issues with using the incorrect extension cord. If it doesn’t support the amps you need, it can lead to the cord’s internal parts melting from overwork. This can lead to fires and endanger the residents of the home or building you are operating in.
For more information, check out the video above.