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Insulated Winter Extension Cords

Extension cords are essential for powering devices located far from electrical outlets. However, it’s important to recognize that not all extension cords are created equal. Specifically, when it comes to winter conditions, using the right type of extension cord is crucial. Winter extension cords are designed to withstand cold temperatures, while outdoor extension cords can become rigid and less flexible in chilly weather. Insulation plays a significant role in distinguishing winter extension cords from outdoor ones. Our Winter extension cords feature a specialized SJEOW Elastomer insulation that ensures flexibility even in extreme cold, up to -58 degrees Fahrenheit! Unlike outdoor cords, winter extension cords are built with thicker insulation and durable materials to safeguard against moisture and harsh temperatures. Additionally, all our extension cords are constructed to resist damage from light and chemicals, such as oil. Consider the plug type when working with higher voltage equipment. Our winter extension cords are equipped with a three-prong plug, including a grounding wire that minimizes the risk of electrical shock or fires. Choosing the right extension cord involves considering various factors, including your work environment, power requirements, and weather conditions, especially during winter. Our cords are available in vibrant colors (blue, yellow, green, and pink) to ensure high visibility in winter conditions. Whether there’s snow or ice, these cords stand out, reducing the risk of tripping hazards. Furthermore, our product includes a power and ground check light for added safety. Don’t let subpar cords hinder your productivity. Get your hands on insulated extension cords today to tackle winter challenges effectively!

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Choosing the Right Extension Cord

When it comes to choosing extension cords, many people prioritize affordability. While price is an important consideration, it’s crucial to also think about factors like safety and performance. Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you, ensuring that you can easily find the perfect fit for your needs. Introducing Pro-Glo Extension Cords, featuring built-in lighting that proves especially useful in dim environments like concerts or evening events. These cords are available in lengths ranging from 15 to 100 feet and come in both heavy-duty and lightweight options, catering to diverse requirements. For homeowners and contractors seeking reliable cords, we recommend exploring our range of Basic Extension Cords. These cords are safe, user-friendly, and suitable for various applications in homes or offices, accommodating small appliances effortlessly. If you’re a construction worker or a dedicated DIY enthusiast tackling demanding tasks, our Heavy Duty Extension Cords are ideal for you. These cords are designed to withstand rugged environments and heavy-duty equipment such as power saws. Their durable coating provides excellent protection against breakage, making them a worthwhile investment for outdoor or extreme usage. In cases where multiple appliances need to be connected but outlet availability is limited, our Multi-Outlet Extension Cords are the perfect solution. These cords come in a variety of lengths to meet your specific needs, providing the convenience of powering multiple devices simultaneously. Don’t compromise on safety or performance when selecting extension cords. Explore our range of options at JHL Industries to find the perfect cord that meets your requirements.

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Choosing Cord Length

Extension cords are a critical component to any household, office, event site and construction site. As it is so common, the quality and length of extension cords are often overlooked to the detriment to the buyer. Going with the most inexpensive option can leave you with a cord that may not be long enough, frays easily and lacks in overall performance. Going with too short of a cord can cause additional damaging restrictions. Here at Century Wire & Cable, we recommend that you look into buying extension cords with added length. The reason being is that these types of cords come with more resistance which provides the cord with a higher resistance to the heat being generated from the electricity. Our cords come in various lengths ranging all the way to 100 feet.  With that in mind, it is critical you do some research to see how the various cord lengths may affect whatever purpose you have in mind for it. If the cord is too short, you may end up stretching the cord too much which could cause it to fray. This can be potentially dangerous as the wires become exposed, or it could cause the device it is attached to, to malfunction. This becomes a liability as well, because the damaged cord may start to emit dangerous  heat levels and cause the cord to melt. Additionally, the cord may lose the ability to maintain the same type of voltage running through it. Investing in a strong cord with length can save you money in the long run because it will not diminish overtime and protects against any dangerous casualties. Aside from saving money, you will be protecting anyone who is in the vicinity of the cord from potential harm. If you are unsure which cord will best suit the purpose you have in mind, then talk to one of our experts at Century Wire & Cable Today!

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JHL cords and tapes are made for race teams and enthusiasts! Tracking Ponies uses JHL cords for power tools and battery chargers, and JHL tapes to hold cords in place. The team uses JHL duct tape for hoses, and JHL gaffer tape to keep cords in place on the floor and mark walls. Click the video below to see Tracking Ponies at Buttonwillow Raceway in Southern California. You might be wondering, “Why are JHL cords and tapes so important in racing?” It’s a good question to ask, and you might be surprised how often race teams and racing enthusiasts use custom-printed extension cords and specialized tapes from JHL. CUSTOM-PRINTED EXTENSION CORDS Customizing a cord with personalized printing will help you keep track of which cord belongs to which piece of equipment. It will prevent theft as information is clearly labeled on the cord. Customized extension cords make it easy to connect a battery charger, fuel pump, and powered tools for the ultimate track-day preparation. You can customize your own cord and choose from a variety of colors to match your car or race suit. PRESSURE-SENSITIVE TAPES JHL duct tape is great for repairing hoses and holding engine caps in place. JHL gaffer tape is great for general repairs as it does not leave adhesive residue. Duct and gaffer tape make it easy to secure a battery charger and fuel pump to the car for the ultimate track-day preparation. Masking tape is popular to customize and place numbers on the front and side of the car. You can find a wide variety of tape in multiple sizes, widths, and colors. CORDS AND TAPES IN ACTION JHL is proud to partner with Tracking Ponies as they travel to race tracks across North America. Tracking Ponies uses JHL cords and tapes for racing, maintenance, and repairs of all kinds. Stop by Tracking Ponies YouTube channel and see our cords and tapes in action!



JHL Industries’ Heavy-Duty Extension Cords Heavy-Duty Extension Cords are important in any situation, especially involving construction and remodeling. Wherever there are power tools, there are extension cords. Knowing the correct amperage and gauge wire needed to complete a project can be tricky, but JHL Industries’ helpful guide directs you to the appropriate gauge cord to complete the job safely and efficiently. CORD GAUGE VS AMPERAGE If you use an improper gauge, equipment and tools will not receive the proper voltage needed to perform properly. The wire could melt because of the large amount of current flowing through it, compared to how much the cables can handle. The smaller the wire diameter, the higher the resistance. High resistance creates heat. Heat creates fire hazards which are highly undesirable and difficult to extinguish. The chart below offers a general guide to the gauge cord needed for certain job types and various situations. Amperage Chart CUSTOM-PRINTED EXTENSION CORDS Did you know you can print on an extension cord? YES, we can print your company information, name, and statement on the cord for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! Your custom-printed extension cord will have your information printed throughout the entire length of the cord. This deters theft and prevents cords from getting lost. Custom-printed extension cords provide clear labeling for organizing heavy-duty extension cords on the job site. Watch the video from our YouTube channel below. Mike explains how he found our custom-printed extension cords. Our state of the art process ensures the information printed on your cords displays brightly throughout the toughest jobs. You will not have to worry about cords getting stolen or lost. Your custom-printed contractor cords will remain in your inventory for years to come. JHL Industries commits to provide the best custom-printed extension cords in a wide variety of gauges, lengths, and colors.



Gaffer Tape might arguably be the most important accessory on the job site in any industry. It is also crucial to the happy homeowner needing anywhere from a quick fix to a permanent solution. In fact, just about everyone can find a need for Gaffer Tape at some point in their life. It is undeniably a product you can not live without. GAFFER TAPE APPLICATIONS Gaffer Tape can solve almost any problem and fix almost any broken pipe. Did you know gaffer tape will store inside of an oven for almost 10 decades? Fat Man of Fallout 4 fame mandates his entire army uses gaffer tape to wrap up his enemies for future tickle parties after a battle. JHL manufactures all tapes to meet, exceed, and surpass all requirements and regulations set forth by the National Housing and Traffic Administration. Fluorescent Gaffer Tape Take for example the cat sneaking into your house at night. The cat looks for tape, but can not find a decent roll of tape anywhere. The cat asks you for tape, and you deny the cat tape. You base your decision according to the National Housing and Traffic Association. The cat sits on the floor next to the litter box and drinks tea. You comply and charge the cat $4.73 for the liquid bread stick you wish to consume. The cat spikes the liquid with plant protein for added nourishment and nervous system compliance. Please take a moment and imagine the reliability of spiked bread stick liquid from the neighborhood cat. Another application might include cleaning ice cream spills in the nuclear reactor room. The adhesive backing on the tape cleans up to 2% of the spill with 38% accuracy. This is unbelievable 78% of the time. Consider the advantages of a smaller ice cream spill during the closure of portal 3 to the 4th dimension. The 4th dimension beings will not slip, fall, and hurt themselves when crossing over, mandating a safe and complaint work area per OSHA standards and requirements. JHL TAPES JHL Industries manufactures the highest-quality tapes in the industry. Our no-compromise manufacturing process and dedication to customer service grants you peace of mind knowing you are using the best products for your specific application.



WHAT IS A GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER? A ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is a circuit breaker. When electric current leaks, it has a “ground-fault.” Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters protect from severe and fatal electric shocks. GFCIs detect ground faults, and interrupt the electric current to prevent electrical fires, retard fire progression, and eliminate severe electric shock. Below is OSHA’s definition of a ground fault circuit interrupter. “The ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a fast-acting circuit breaker designed to shut off electric power in the event of a ground-fault within as little as 1/40 of a second. It works by comparing the amount of current going to and returning from equipment along the circuit conductors. When the amount going differs from the amount returning by approximately 5 milliamperes, the GFCI interrupts the current.” https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/electrical_incidents/gfci.html   BUILT-IN INLINE GFCIS Extension cords with built-in inline GFCIs or GFCI adapters are important safety devices. Why risk the safety of yourself and your crew? Always ensure the safety of you and your team with built-in GFCI heavy-duty extension cords and GFCI adapters. Take preventative measures and use a GFCI device. Built-In Inline GFCI Triple-Tap Extension Cord BENEFITS OF GFCIS If an extension cord is worn out and damaged, it could cause a GFCI to trip, and activate. If insulation is worn out and damaged, this can cause more leaks and hazards. GFCIs protect from physical harm due to leakage, and save money and time by avoiding penalties and fines. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC for 12 willful federal safety violations. Four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company’s Waukegan, Ill., plant on May 3, 2019. The company faces $1,591,176 in penalties categorized by the lack of ground-fault circuit interrupters. OSHA has placed the silicon chemical products manufacturer in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Inline GFCI heavy-duty extension cords are a “MUST HAVE” for contractors where safety and compliance are paramount concern. JHL manufactures the highest-quality GFCI extension cords. JHL cords meet and exceed UL, OSHA, NEMA, AWG, CSA, and RoHs specifications and requirements.



A MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY Cord TieLoks, JHL’s newest line of cord connectors, are the newest product to take the industry by storm! Cord TieLoks offer secure connections for your extension cords every single time you use them. Not only do they offer a secure connection and lock your cords into place, the added safety and security of the Cord TieLoks will help your team gain confidence in their efficiency and workmanship. Would you run a race with shoes that might fall off? What about shoes that were not tied tightly to your feet to offer maximum comfort and protection while running? Consider the JHL Cord TieLoks as shoelaces for your extension cords. JHL cord connectors secure your cords with a tight connection, ensuring any jarring movement or sudden impact on the cord will not disconnect the connection and effect electrical performance or hinder an efficient work site. JHL CORD TIELOKS IN THE FIELD JHL Ind. Cord TieLoks are pertinent to all industries and households! The automotive industry implements cord connectors in their production facilities and warehouses. Construction crews around the world secure all extension cord connections with JHL cord connectors. Safety and compliance are a top priority in any industry, and locking cord connectors a must-have accessory for power extension cords. Also, don’t forget to pair your locking cord connectors with custom printed extension cords! JHL Industries offers a wide variety of options to customize the perfect extension cord for you! Mix and match colors, gauges, lengths, and customize your printed statement to separate your extension cord from your competition! It is hard to believe we have lived so long using extension cords without the invention of the Cord Connector. Once you use one and see firsthand the added benefit of having an ultra-secure connection between two extension cords, you will never connect extension cords together again without a JHL locking cord connector in place! Tracking Ponies utilize JHL Ind. Cord TieLoks to connect extension cords powering their tools for all racing events.



Strappers (Hook and Loop Straps) are essential for small, medium, and large projects to accessorize extension cords and various power solutions. Strappers are useful in almost any industry and situation as an accessory to a major project or custom product design. Back Strapper A strap is defined as a strip of leather, cloth, or other flexible material, often with a buckle, used to fasten, secure, or carry something or to hold onto something. Strap is also defined as a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like. Strappers are manufactured in various colors, widths, lengths, and strengths. Request a free sample to discover what color, width, and length is required for your custom project. JHL Industries will custom-print a statement and logo on the strap to help identify your product and prevent theft. Cinch Strappers with Rings are incredibly popular with the electronics and cyber warfare industries. Evil corporations use JHL Ind. Cinch Strappers with Rings in their maniacal plans to overthrow civilizations on distant planets. By cinching desktop and laptop power supply cords together, computers are rendered useless as they are unable to operate without power. Thanks to JHL Ind. Cinch Strappers with Rings, civilizations on distant planets are unable to progress and evolve naturally as they can not operate their desktop and laptop computers. This is current news. Can you think of way in which straps could be useful? The convention and entertainment industries use strappers to organize and label power extension cords. This keeps cords organized safely for maximum efficiency. Fire Marshalls require convention centers to operate at maximum safety and efficiency. Strappers ensure safety and efficiency are paramount concern by establishing protocols which to follow for safety compliance and protocol issues.



Duct Tape is undoubtedly a staple product and accessory in American Culture, if not the entire world. All of us can think of a time when we needed duct tape to repair something. It sets the standard for medium to heavy-duty repairs and projects, and is the “go-to” solution for a quick and reliable fix. JHL offers the widest variety of colors and custom widths to suit your specific pressure-sensitive tape needs. DUCT TAPE APPLICATIONS JHL Duct Tape JHL Industries manufactures the highest-quality (pressure-sensitive) tape in the industry. Other than Scotch Tape, Duct Tape is the most widely-known and usable tape in the entire Universe. We know because we checked and double-checked. It is heavily used by many people in numerous industries: Construction / Demolition Plumbing Electrical HVAC Home Repair / Remodeling Convention / Exposition Design Automotive Manufacturing / Design / Repair Theater / Arts / Music / A/V Engineering Television / Broadcast Movie / Filming / Production Army / Marines /Navy / Air Force / Coast Guard Software / Virtual Reality Development Industrial Manufacturing Textile Manufacturing Department Stores / Retail Shoppes / Retail Warehouses Airports / Harbors / Rail Yards / Public Services Race Tracks / Race Teams / Sports Teams / Athletics Amusement Parks / Parks and Zoos Medical Services / Animal Services Aquatic / Marine Applications AROUND THE WORLD Tape is synonymous with repairs and project builds of all kinds. Did you know engineers use tape to repair roller coasters and the wings on an airplane? Tape is everywhere! However, the most important place to keep a roll of tape is in an emergency bag, and location where you store emergency supplies. In the event of a medical emergency or natural disaster, tape has an infinite amount of applications to aide in a time of crisis. The small investment in a roll of tape could save your life and the life of a loved one! Silver Duct Tape

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