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Also known as power extenders, extension cords are helpful devices that typically extend or expand the reach of our household circuits for us to use our tools within a certain range. They are not a complete substitute for permanent wiring but they are acceptable to be connected for as long as we need them to increase operating efficiency of our household appliances and tools. In this article, we will discuss the types of extension cords and their best uses.

 

1. Light Duty Extension Cord with Two Wirescheap extension cords

This type of extension cord is best used for small appliances. They can only be used and operated for one or two devices such as lamps, clocks and other electrical devices up to 7 amperes. The cords are light and portable and they come in various lengths and gauge sizes: Gauge size 14 measured up to 1000 feet of cord length; gauge size 16 is paired with up to 50 feet of cord length; and gauge size 18 has up to 25 feet of cord length. Light duty extension cords are portable and they can be used either outdoors or indoors.

 

 

2. Medium to Heavy Duty Extension Cords with Three WiresMeiji extension cords

Medium to heavy duty extension cords are mostly approved to be used in outdoor setting. They are ideal to support devices such as the laptop computer, outdoor vacuum, portable compressor, mosquito killer, and entertainment devices. They are designed with a grounding wire on the plug which should not be plugged to any ungrounded electrical outlet, unless the device connected is double insulated.

For medium extension cords can power up devices up to 10 amperes. The gauge sizes and cord lengths likewise vary accordingly. The gauge size of 16 measures 25 feet of cord length; gauge size 14, 50 feet; and gauge size 12, 100 feet. On the other hand, heavy duty extension cords can extend power of appliances of up to 15 amperes. Gauge size 14 measures to 25 feet; gauge size 12, 50 feet; and gauge size 10, 100 feet. Heavy duty cords are used more in commercial industries such as construction sites.

3. Telephone Extension Cords

Commonly adapted in homes and offices, the telephone extension cord is simply plugged at one end in the jack and the other end in the telephone or data port. Its primary use is to extend telephone lines and fax machines. With two extra wires (making to the sum of four), it helps to accommodate certain multiple phone line systems and show when a line is in use.

 Conclusion

The extension cord can really be a lifesaver but also to save lives, users must be able to use it properly and with care. Before purchasing an extension cord, determine the size of gauge and length of cord needed to power up your appliance at specific distances. Read the manufacturer’s instructions and enjoy usage for long.

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You were having a good time with the family. All chilled out, relaxed as you watch a good movie by the living room… And then all of a sudden, the phone rang at the climax point! Startled, you tried to grab the phone. Unfortunately, you tipped over your sister’s drink and alas! The floor is drained wet including the newly bought extension cord!

This article aims to inform what immediate steps you can take in case accidents such as having liquid or food particles going inside your  extension cords.

What are the immediate actions to take? First things first, do not panic. This is one of the many situation where you should be logical and practical instead of getting overwhelmed by worry and panic.

Dealing with Liquid Accidents

Taking as many precautions as possible, listed are some of the basic things that you need to do when dealing with this kind of situation:

  1. If the appliance plugged in consumes high power, turn off the circuit breaker to cut off the main source of electricity.
  2. Make sure your hands are dry as you pull the plug of the appliance or gadget that is plugged into the extension cord.
  3. You may also unplug the extension cord from the outlet if this is more convenient or accessible for you. Still, make sure your hands are dry.
  4. If you are using Meiji extension cords with switch (single or individual), you may turn off the switch immediately.
  5. Refrain your children to touch any metal parts or exposed wires of the extension cord.
  6. After fulfilling either steps 1-4, dry the surrounding areas, including the extension cord to avoid other accidents. Also,  move the cord away from the soaked areas.
  7. Dry off the extension cord thoroughly; you can use a dry cloth to dry on it and let it sit there few days or hours depending on how much liquid was poured into it.
  8. Do not leave the extension cord coiled up in wet. Extend and lay it out as open and exposed for it to dry well.electrical cord
  9. Place it under a mild temperature cooler or heater to make sure that the inside parts of the cord gets dried.
  10. Never try to repair any cracks, breaks or tears of the wet cord with a tape.
  11. Let an expert electrician check your power cords before using it.
  12. Wait for a few days or weeks and make sure it is completely dry before you try to use it again.

We cannot predict circumstances that can meddle with the safety of our home. As much as possible, it is good to be ready with ‘What-to-Do’ steps to avoid further damage.  With this article, now you are more equipped when this accident happens. Stay safe! 🙂

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What do you if you have an appliance but you cannot connect the plug and reach the wall outlet? Use an extension cord. But the question is, will that cord be safe for your appliance? Sudden electrical surges can destroy the appliance if the cord does not have the surge protection feature. Some cords also are poor in quality, that its outlet does not generate the needed power anymore.

One should purchase extension cords with the valuable appliances to be plugged on them in mind. Also, the cords should be worth the money.

Meiji offers now a new 13-series of heavy-duty extension cord sets collection. They are of a bus bar type in connection.

Meiji’s 13 series collection’s main feature is its bus bar type connection with 1-switch-for-all-sockets for easy switching on and off of all connected appliances. In addition to this, it has its built-in surge protection which is very important to protect your connected appliances from sudden electrical surges. All cords from this collection will be of high-quality which you will surely find useful.

There are 3 models for this 13-Series collection, and each has universal sockets to cater to all kinds of international male socket plugs that you may have.

Meiji heavy-duty extension cords

 

Meiji MES-1300

The first 1300 model has 6 (3 universal and 3 round to flat) outlets with a single switch lamp indicator for easy switching on and off of connected appliances. Meiji MES-1300 model is rated at 250V, 10A and 2500W, so with its high voltage, current, and power rating, this will be a wise choice for connecting multiple devices. It has 3 meters long wire, providing long reach from the outlet to your appliances.

Meiji MES-1301

The 1301 is a 3 universal outlet model which is also rated at 250V, 10A and 2500W, which is also good for connecting several high power appliances. Unlike 1300, this only has a wire length of only 2 meters, eliminating more chances of wire tangling.

Meiji’s MES-1302

The last member to the collection is 1302, which is similar to MES-1301, except this model has 4 universal outlets instead of 3.

The Philippines constantly experiences a lot of electrical surges brought about by the irregular flow of electricity. Meiji can protect all your appliances and at the same time provide the extension needed for your convenience. Connecting international appliances won’t be a problem as the 13-series have built-in universal outlets.

Choose the best and have the best in Meiji heavy duty extension cords.

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