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#1 posted 2649 days ago

Thank you all for your replies

USCJeff
A word about extension cords; Usually when it’s written that it’s good up to, say, 10 Amperes, that’s the very upper limit of the cord (you never know what is the AWG of the cord).
Never use it coiled, always open it to its full length.
When it’s coiled, the heat created cannot dissipate to the air, the insulation can melt and the rest of the story is very “black” (and dark).

Although we use here 230V and the Amperage required is half for the same HP, than USA, I still make my extension cords myself and use 1 or 2 AWG above the required one.

niki.


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