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Old 11-04-2011, 10:32 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Freebird23 View Post
Do it all the time to keep batterys hot. Be careful how long your cord is--50 ft or less #14 OK--Over that use a #12. I know a #14 is good for 15 amps ,but if you get too long voltage drop becomes a factor.Also make sure your connection is tight and clean. As already stated this is often where a problem pops up. DO NOT try to run AC .
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Originally Posted by pumper9x9 View Post
One thing on your extension cord that has been mentioned is make sure it is big enough. I would recommend nothing under 12 ga. Also DO NOT coil up your extra cord on an extension cord. This will act like a resistence coil and could heat up and start throwing the 15 amp breaker or worse case cause a fire. Try to have as straight a run on your extension cord as possible and don't let the cord overlap it's self.
I like to 'S' mine back and forth to take up the slack.

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It's big, it's heavy, but my 100' 10ga extension cord was the best $100 I ever spent at Home Depot. When you absolutely positively don't want your power cord connectors to melt...

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