Extension Cord

Do you ever need your equipment's power cord to be just a little longer? An extension cord will grant you greater range while working with any piece of electronic equipment from vacuuming rooms in a hotel to power drilling through a piece of wood. Our selection features a variety of cords for you to choose from including: twist lock extension cords, lighted end extension cords, push lock extension cords, and more. One of these cords can also be essential during emergencies or blackouts to hook up devices to a generator. Discover our collection of heavy duty and simple 6-ft extension cords that can be used for an array of applications at HomElectrical.

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What type of Extension Cord should I get?

  • Twist Lock– twists together cords to prevent them from being pulled apart.
  • Lighted End – lights up to show that the cord is connected and that power is running through it.
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) – will automatically shut off the power to the cord should there be a ground fault.
  • Push Lock – locks plugs together to keep them from being pulled apart. To release you only need to push a button for them to release.
  • Temporary Power Cord – will provide power from a temporary power box to any electrical device.
  • Spring Rewind Power Wheel – has a factory balanced spring motor that can self-retract the cord.
  • Power Block – converts one receptacle into three.

Is it safe to plug an extension cord into another extension cord?

For any Multiple Duplex or Multiple Plug outlets must be plugged directly into the mounted electrical receptacles; they cannot be chained or linked together.  Your extension cord or power strip needs to be rated for the products to be plugged in and is marked for either indoor or outdoor use.

Is it safe to plug an extension cord into a surge protector?

Extension cords must be plugged directly into wall outlets.  They cannot be “daisy chained,” together.  Plug extension cords cannot be plugged into surge protectors or other extension cords.  Be sure to take your time when selecting the rig extension cord for the equipment you are using since the damage may not  be noticeable at first, it is important to know that you have selected the proper extension cord.

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.

Can I use a two prong plug in a three prong extension cord?

By using a device with a two prong plug into a three-prong extension cord the device is not connected in any way to the ground wire in the cord.  You can use the device in this application however you CANNOT place a three-prong device into a 2 prong Plug.  This will leave the Ground (third prong) exposed and can cause electrocution if touched.  It is best practice to match the number of prongs on the device to the correct extension cord.

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