Heavy-Duty Extension Cords
Heavy-duty extension cords meet the needs of your most demanding tools and jobs. At 10 gauges, these cords provide maximum amperage at even 100 feet long. They’re UL listed with an SJTW jacket rated for hard usage, and... Read More
Heavy-duty extension cords meet the needs of your most demanding tools and jobs. At 10 gauges, these cords provide maximum amperage at even 100 feet long. They’re UL listed with an SJTW jacket rated for hard usage, and include time-saving safety features like continuous ground monitoring which streamlines your OSHA safety checks.
Must Have Features In A Heavy-Duty Extension Cord
If you normally work on DIY, or professional, projects that regularly drag you out far away from the nearest power outlet, a reliable extension cable can help you keep all your appliances and power tools sufficiently powered during use. Furthermore, if these projects normally involve the use of high power consumption appliances or power tools in outdoor spaces, a heavy-duty extension cord is exactly what you need.
To find out more about what separates these cables from the rest, read on below.
The best products in this category are made using low gauge wires. One of the main distinguishing factors when it comes to these cables is the thickness (or gauge) of the wires used therein. The thickness of the wires, measured in AWG (American Wire Gauge) determines the amount of power that can be safely carried by the cable.
Heavy-duty cables are designed to carry high amounts of current/power – to satisfy the hungriest of appliances and power tools. These solutions are equipped with thicker wires – which are 12AWG or lower.
Before buying one of these cables, check the power consumption needs of the appliances or equipment you intend to use with the cable, and then choose a cable that matches that rating.
Any product that claims to be a heavy-duty extension cord must have a ground connection. This means it should come with three prongs (hot, neutral and ground), instead of two. The ground connection provides a return path for any excess current that flows into the appliance or power tool in use. The ground connection not only prevents electrical shocks, but also protects the appliance in use from damage.
In addition to a ground connection, additional features such as (Continuous Ground Monitoring) indicator lights built into the connectors can help protect your equipment and enhance safety during use. With these lights, you can check for ground continuity with a simple glance.
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