Just so, is it OK to plug a refrigerator into an extension cord?
Yes, you can use one if the capacity is adequate. But most refrigerator manufacturers recommend against using an extension cord for a variety of reasons. One concern is that you’re going to use a cord that’s not capable of carrying the load without heating up too much. This can turn into a fire hazard.
Similarly, can you use an extension cord permanently? If you need to permanently connect an electrical device, you should use approved wires and/or cable assemblies installed in an approved manner. As Tester101 says, extension cords are not meant for permanent wiring. But there are a number of things to keep in mind when you are using extension cords.
Hereof, what should not be plugged into an extension cord?
Rule two: never plug high power capacity appliances, like space heaters, refrigerators, or microwave and toaster ovens into power strips or extension cords. These appliances have higher power capacity and need to be plugged into a wall outlet directly.
Is it OK to plug a fridge into a power strip?
No, it is not okay to plug refrigerators, microwave ovens, space heaters, or any other high amperage appliance into a power strip. They have appliance extension cords that you can purchase as opposed to an outlet strip.
Should I put a surge protector on my refrigerator?
Can you plug microwave into extension cord?
What gauge of extension cord do I need?
Can a refrigerator and freezer be plugged into the same outlet?
How many amps does a refrigerator use on startup?
It shows a maximum inrush current of about 13 amps which lasts only about one-half second. Also, the running current is significantly less than the nameplate value.
How many amps is a refrigerator?
Can a window air conditioner be plugged into a power strip?
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Does leaving an extension cord plugged in use electricity?
Are extension cords a fire hazard?
What can be plugged into a power strip?
Can you plug a phone charger into an extension cord?
Can you connect two power strips together?
How long can extension cords be used OSHA?
Are multi plugs safe?