What is an Extension Cord?
An extension cord, or power extender, is a length of electrical power cable with a plug on one end and sockets on the other.
What gauge size do I need?
The gauge of the extension cord refers to the thickness of the conducting wire. The higher the gauge the thinner the conducting wire inside the extension cord and thus the lower the flow of electricity. The wire's thickness directly affect the amount of amps it can carry, so a thicker wire will ensure more free-flowing electricity.
How does length affect gauge?
A cord, based on its gauge, can power an appliance of a certain wattage but only at specific distances. As the cord gets longer, the current carrying capacity of the cord gets lower.
What is a Weather Resistant Extension Cord?
Weather resistant power cords are made of durable materials and can operate in temperatures up to 140° F and down to -40° F.