Southwire Extension Cords
Southwire™ extension cords are ideal for powering tools and Southwire lighting in demanding settings, such as construction sites, industrial sites and general maintenance areas. The outdoor cords are durably made and insulated against various types of harm. They are usable both indoors and outside, making them more versatile than indoor extension cords.
Southwire electrical extension cords are available in varying lengths, making it easy to find the best fit for the job. As the length increases, so does the amount of electrical resistance, so it's a good idea to only use the length you really need. Before starting, use a Southwire level and measuring tool to measure the workspace.
With a typical maximum 15A amperage, Southwire electrical extension cords are suitable for a wide range of applications, from powering work lights and fans to air compressors, hedge trimmers, power drills and chainsaws. If you’re supplying power to high-amperage devices or tools over long distances, select a thicker cord, which means a lower American Wire Gauge (AWG) number. A 12/3 cord, for example, has a thicker gauge than a 14/3 cord, with both of them containing three conducting wires. When you need to power mutliple devices, consider a 3-way power block, these medium-duty extension cords are both weather and water resistant, making them safe to use in all conditions.
Many Southwire cords include T*Prene® insulation to protect against abrasion, ozone, oil, grease and chemicals. As well, Polar/Solar® insulation means the cord can withstand extreme temperatures, maintaining its flexibility from 221 degrees Fahrenheit down to -105 degrees. When not in use, ensure your cords stay in tip top condition by storing them in your Southwire tool storage. For reliable power across most working distances, Southwire extension cords are a wise choice, and they come with a limited lifetime warranty.