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Old 07-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #1
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can i use extension cord with samsung 22 inch tv

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can i use extension cord with samsung 22 inch tv
Absolutely not. Well, you can, its not like the extension cord police are going to knock on your door. But, in reality, you should never use extension cords to substitute for fixed wiring.


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you should never use extension cords to substitute for fixed wiring.
Isn't this contradictory to the absolute and entire intended function of extension cords?
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Isn't this contradictory to the absolute and entire intended function of extension cords?
No, extension cords are for temporary extension of a circuit, do you plan on moving your tv often? Or do you plan on setting it in place for years to come?


Look at the dangers of them, the rubber insulation wears out easily, causing fires and shocks... they are dangerous by nature, but allowed for temporary uses because they are more opted to be inspected.

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Depends on the gauge of the extension cord. If it's a cheap 18 AWG extension cord 100' long....yea, not a real good idea. 14 Awg 15' long? No problem.

If it's a 'portable' TV....which 22" sounds like it is.....the OP can use all the extension cords he wants.
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No, extension cords are for temporary extension of a circuit, do you plan on moving your tv often? Or do you plan on setting it in place for years to come?
Isn't the temporary extension of a circuit a"substitute for fixed wiring"?
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Isn't the temporary extension of a circuit a"substitute for fixed wiring"?
Absolutely not, its temporary, fixed wiring is permanent.
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Depends on the gauge of the extension cord. If it's a cheap 18 AWG extension cord 100' long....yea, not a real good idea. 14 Awg 15' long? No problem.

If it's a 'portable' TV....which 22" sounds like it is.....the OP can use all the extension cords he wants.
Sure, if he wants to carry his tv out to his gazebo and run a cord to it for the day, I'm down with that, but, if he plans on sitting this in an entertainment center for the next 15 years, i see an issue with it.
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Absolutely not, its temporary, fixed wiring is permanent.
Substitutes can be temporary...can't they?
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Substitutes can be temporary...can't they?
I can't believe we are discussing this, do whatever you want, you are going to anyway.... since you are trying to convince yourself that its safe to anyway..

Im not trying to be rude with this, but lets face it, extension cords are for temporary use, you figure out what temporary is and go with it.

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