A Lawyers Guide On How to Buy Quality Electrical Cords

A Lawyers Guide On How to Buy Quality Electrical Cords

The market is filled with a large variety of electrical cords. However, most of the people are unaware about how to buy the best ones for themselves. People often buy the same type of every household equipment. This is not safe, feasible or sustainable most of the time. Always remember that it is safer for any equipment to use shorter, thicker chord. However, dangerous situations can arise by using a longer cord or thinner cable. The following are some of the specific specifications to follow when buying electric cords.

 

 

  1. Laptop: 14 gauges, three-pronged, medium duty chord would be the ideal one.
  2. Table Lamp: 18 gauges, two-pronged, light duty extension cord is the best buy.
  3. Tread Mill: It is discouraged to use an electrical extension for the treadmill. However, if you want to use then buy one specifically meant for treadmill like 9 feet ones.
  4. Indoor Vacuum: Use 16 gauge cord or use the one specifically made for indoor vacuum.
  5. Outdoor Vacuum: Use 12 gauge, three-pronged with locking plug facility. Take care of the length of the cord you are buying. The length should be enough to serve your purpose.
  6. Entertainment center: For this buy electric cords which come with a surge protector.
  7. Holiday Lights: A 16 gauge cord or a 14 gauge chord more than 25 feet would be the ideal one to buy. In this case also, be careful of the length that you are buying. Be on the lookout for the letter “W” on the jacket to ensure that you can use the chord in the outdoor environment too.
  8. Circular Saw “A 12 gauge heavy duty outdoor compatible chord is very suitable. It is better to buy a chord with a reliable light indicator to know when it is on or off.
  9. Portable Compressor: A 10 gauge extra heavy duty will serve your purpose to put air in your flat tire.
  10. Workshop: A 14 gauge chord is the best as it can power most of the tools. You should buy the model which gives multiple outlets. In this way, you can use more than one tool.

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