[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [Shop-talk] Extension cord length vs. wire gauge

To: "" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Extension cord length vs. wire gauge
From: Jeff Scarbrough <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:06:15 -0400
References: <> <> <009e01d470f5$50598710$f10c9530$>
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:49 AM Neil Sherry <> wrote:
> Only issue with the 40W dissipation would be if the cable was still coiled up 
> â?? then it would build up, melt the insulation and be a hazard. Over 300 
> feet the heat per foot would be negligible

This ^^   40W over 300 feet is 0.13 W/ft.  Probably get hotter lying
in the sun.  But regardless, I always unroll my extension cords fully.

And in my youth, I burned up a rather large, expensive motor by trying
to start it with inadequate current.  It was obvious something was
wrong, but due to inexperience I was oblivious to obvious.

Jeff Scarbrough
Corrosion Acres, Ga.
Suggested annual donation  $12.96


<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>