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Old 12-23-2008, 03:42 AM   #15
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I do use a 30 amp chord with a 15 amp pigtail to attach to the house but its not long enough to reach the motorhome so the 50 amp chord is out in the cold.

Perhaps I need to get another 30 amp chord extension. hmmmm.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dveasey:
Has anyone thought to "Insulate" that portion that's left exposed to the freezing weather? I would think that the black foam slip-on pipe wrap would work. It comes in a commercial grade closed-cell version in varying diameters. Thinking you could slip it on & remove it before stowing the cord. Alternatively, you could wrap an electric pipe heat strip around the exposed portion. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Insulating the cord will do no good unless you are drawing enough power to make the cord warm up. The insulations function is to keep heat in (actually all it does is slow down the heat leving the warm surface. If there is no heat source to warm the cord, the insulated cord will assume the ambient temperature and be just as stiff as uninsulated.


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You can solve the cold weather problem by switching to a "SOOW" type rubber cable. #6 with 4 conductors can be a bit pricey so shop around. A 25' made up with the ends will set you back about $200.00 or more. If your present cable has ends that are removable you should be able to re-use them and only need to purchase the rubber cord.
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Insulate a power cable?
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There are a lot of grades of this cable.The best way is go to a elec supply house and let them show you what they have,(The SO cable is a very soft copper).Doing it this way can also get the amount you need,and save .$$$
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doc:
Insulate a power cable? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


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