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October 28, 2006

Mutant Extension Cord — Episode 2: Multi-Outlets along the cord


You may recall Episode 1 back on August 9 of last year; if not, refresh your memory here as you wish.

Now comes this mightily tricked-out version.

From the website:

Multi-Outlet Extension Cords

A simple method for distributing power in a workshop, these heavy-gauge extension cords have multiple outlets spaced along their length.


The outlets have integral dust covers and anchor holes to allow temporary fastening to a wall or exposed studs.

The sheathing is abrasion resistant and remains flexible in cold weather.

Suitable for tools and equipment rated to 15 amps (125 volts and 1875 watts), the 25' cords are available in 12-gauge (Green — 12/3) and 14- gauge (Yellow — 14/3) versions, and come with four and three in-line outlets respectively (to avoid blowing fuses or tripping breakers, the combined load of all outlets should not exceed 15 amps).

The outlets on the 12-gauge version glow green


when live.

Versatile cords, they accept two-prong or three-prong plugs.

UL and CUL approved.

Usable indoors or out.

The 14-Gauge version is $25.50 and the 12-Gauge $41.50, both here.

FunFact: In electrical cord gauges as well as hypodermic needle sizes, the device gets bigger as the number gets smaller.

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Useful, but if you're going to use it to power workshop equipment you'd be better off fitting proper sockets to the wall.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Oct 29, 2006 6:46:46 PM

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