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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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