Permanent wire vs. extension cord
At my work, we have 3 computers and 1 big UPS battery system for them. However, only 2 of the computers can reach the battery so I asked our maintenance guy for 2 extension chords so the 3rd station can use it as well. He told me extension cords used in that type of situation would be considered "Permanent wiring" so it can't be done. I don't know why he would think that.
I know extension cords
1.) Can't be used/passed through holes in walls/floors/ceilings
2.) Can't run through doorways/windows/other openings
3.) Can't be attached to building surfaces
4.) Can't be concealed behind walls/ceilings/floors
5.) Can'b be used in place of permanent wiring
I'm not doing any of that, I'm just adding another 3 feet to the monitor & computer powerchords so they reach. The computers are in an open area on plain countertop, there's no walls for the extension cord to pass through even if I wanted. Why would he think an extension cord can not be used? Thanks
Last edited by Piedmont; 05-04-2011 at 01:34 PM.