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extension cord

[ik′sten·chən ‚kȯrd]
(electricity)
A line cord having a plug at one end and an outlet at the other end.
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Extension cords are an indispensable part of the successful completion of a wide variety of different jobs and chores.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, misused or damaged extension cords cause about 3,300 residential fires each year, killing 50 people and injuring 170 others.
We feel that the approximate location of the extension cord he was using caused the fire.
If the light comes with its own cord, you may be able to use that to reach the nearest wall outlet; if not, use an extension cord.
Adding multiplug devices or extension cords often creates the danger of shorting out the outlet, blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, or, worst of all, having a power surge that will damage whatever it is plugged into.
Never attempt to extend the length of an extension cord by connecting it with another extension cord.
Use only extension cords that are approved for outdoor use.
A simple yet innovative new product that aims to simplify the use of extension cords, the Easy Cord boasts a unique design that allows for unencumbered acces to an extension cord any time, eliminating a great deal of hassle and extra effort on the part of the user.
Joe Roth's ``Christmas With the Kranks'' simultaneously celebrates and unintentionally mocks the all-American December tradition of decking walls, roofs, doors and lawns with every symbol of the holiday season and stringing lights on everything stationary within reach of an extension cord.
Finally, make sure that you have not overloaded any circuit or extension cord.
Our neighbor had a generator during the first storm, and we were able to run a long extension cord to our freezer, so we didn't lose several hundred dollars worth of food.