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Old 07-07-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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50 amp Extension Cord made by Leisure Cords - Reviews??

Anyone using or have used an extension cord made by Leisure Cords? I am about to purchase a 50 amp / 50 footer off of eBay. The price is right, but I am wondering about its flexibility and durability. Thanks!
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Just me most cords 50amp will be to stiff in cold weather to coil. Also way to heavy. A cord in the 30 ft. Area would be easier to handle. I had a 50 footer and bought a male and female ends and cut it in half.
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Just me most cords 50amp will be to stiff in cold weather to coil. Also way to heavy. A cord in the 30 ft. Area would be easier to handle. I had a 50 footer and bought a male and female ends and cut it in half.
As far as being too stiff, that will depend on what the outer jacket material is made of. A thermoplastic one will be stiff, an SOOW outer jacket will be very flexible......even in cold weather. A 50' cord will be heavy though, can argue that point.
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As far as being too stiff, that will depend on what the outer jacket material is made of. A thermoplastic one will be stiff, an SOOW outer jacket will be very flexible......even in cold weather. A 50' cord will be heavy though, can argue that point.
If you can find it, a cord made with SJOOW will be smaller diameter and somewhat lighter. SOOW is rated for 600V while SJOOW is rated for 300V.
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Make sure it has at least 3, 6 gauge conductors in it.

Some have 2, 6 gauge and an 8 gauge neurtal, plus the ground.
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If you can find it, a cord made with SJOOW will be smaller diameter and somewhat lighter. SOOW is rated for 600V while SJOOW is rated for 300V.
True, I forgot about that!
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Thanks everyone!

Based on all the advice, we settled on a 30' extension. The gauge is good and it's flexible. Thanks for taking the time to share!
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didnt' know they even made 50 ft 50 amp cords

a 30ft and a 15 ft are easier to handle and allow for different plug in situations without having to always use the "big" cord
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