January 2016 - Code Compliance

Extension Cord Power Ratings…..

January 1, 2016

It’s critical that you choose an extension cord that can handle the power requirements of the devices you are connecting. Here are a few things to consider.

  • Be aware of the amperage of your tools; this will ensure you have an extension cord that is rated to be used under such amperage.
  • Remember “amps = watts/voltage”
  • It is not uncommon to find that your cord does not include a maximum amperage rating. We have included below a cord gauge vs amperage diagram to help you choose the right extension cord.