9 Things To NEVER Do With An Extension Cord
(BlackDoctor.org) — Extension cords are a convenient way to extend power to electrical devices. Used without proper caution, however, they can become a fire hazard and pose a risk to your personal safety. Use these tips to help keep your household safe:
Selecting Extension Cords
• Purchase cords approved by an independent testing laboratory. Read the device’s instruction manual for information about its use and the amount of power it draws when running.
• For outside projects, use extension cords marked for outdoor use.
• Select extension cords rated to handle the wattage drawn by the device. A cord’s gauge indicates its size: The smaller the gauge, the larger the wire and the more electrical current the cord can safely handle.