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Old 06-25-2009, 11:05 AM   #16
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If you lengthen the cord to 25' you might want to go one click heavier on the cord AWG.
Whatever CB it finally lands on, you might want to alter the CB trip curve in the "time delay" direction.
Modifying the microwave cord and plug will remove it's listing and is a direct violation. Same with your AC Leah. Your homeowners insurance would not pay the claim for this fire, should one occur anywhere in your house. Temporarily okay, but not for permanent installation. An extension cord is much better than a modified cord. It is compliant for TEMPORARY use only. I know it's hot, real hot.
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Don't you worry your pretty little head, J.V. I am not extending or altering any appliance cords. Promise.
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An extension cord is much better than a modified cord.
Another plug and socket doubles the contact resistance which is why I prefer a soldered splice. You do lose water resistance and some tensile strength, though, over the original cord.
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