Summer is a great time to start some home improvement projects! When you start a home improvement project and need to be using power tools, you’ll need to make sure you are using the best and safest extension cord for your project. But how can you determine what size extension cord you need for your project? Keep reading to find out.
First, it is important to note that there are various different-sized extension cords out there. There are some cords that have small wires and can only handle small amounts of power, while others have bigger wires hidden inside the insulation and can provide plenty of power. The cord you need will depend on your project.
Second, you will need to determine how much power will flow through the extension cord. A great way to determine this is by looking at the sticker on the power tool or appliance that you will be plugging into the extension cord. The appliances almost always have a sticker stating the watts the device will consume. This can be used to calculate the minimum size of the extension cord needed.
To learn more about choosing the right extension cord for your project, watch the video above!