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When cold weather hits, flexibility counts! Cold weather cords that coil!

When cold weather hits, flexibility counts! Cold weather cords that coil!

When cold weather hits, flexibility counts! Cold weather cords that coil!

The biggest misconception a consumer holds when shopping for an extension cord, is that just any cord will work. Some forethought should be put into the features of a cord and how they will get the job done. Of course, how many amps your tool needs to draw will vary depending on the tool, (example, generator versus jigsaw) and that will drive the gauge (thickness) of the cord you need to purchase. Length of the cord will also be a high consideration but easy to figure out. Just how long do you need the cord? Making sure you don’t have too much footage is the main thing to consider, you don’t want too much slack where it becomes a burden for the intended job. The main features we would like to discuss are the materials the cord is made out of, whether it can withstand whatever environment they are in, and safety precautions.

There are different extensions cords used for the various climates throughout the country. It is important to choose the best suitable cord that works most effective for your location, learning about the materials that make up the cord is the first step towards a safer work environment. On average when you are dealing with outside projects there are many things that can go wrong, since Mother Nature can be pretty unforgiving. If there is a chance that you find yourself in certain part of the country that has sub-zero temperatures, then perhaps extreme cold weather extension cords are an option worth considering. If you didn’t know already, chilly climates can cause hardening to the outside covering of the cords, which will cause them to crack, break, and be exposed. When this happens it is recommended to dispose of the cord and purchase a replacement because it can be a hazard and jeopardize your safety.

Extreme cold weather cords like our CW511830-50ft 12/3 SJTW -50°C Glacier Flex® Extreme Cold Weather Extension Cord are designed to hold up in freezing cold temperatures and prevent against damages to their outer coverings. They provide outstanding performance in extreme climate conditions at temperatures from -58°F up to +140°F (-50°C up to +60°C). All of our Glacier Flex® extension cords provide superior resistance to moisture, ozone, cracking, and are outstanding in resistance to abuse, rough handling and wear. An addition to these cords, they also have The Primelight® Power Indicator Light in the connector that shows when there is power through the cord. Please feel free to browse through our catalog or website link below and see our Glacier Flex® line of cords. We can also provide an Engine block heater cord w/flashing indicator light (Sku # LTF890615) that works perfect for your car and compatible with an engine warming blanket, radiator and dipstick heaters. The outer jackets of these cords are constructed out of thermos-plastic elastomer, which are a physical mix of plastic and rubber. They consist of material with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties; this is what gives them the ability to still flex when frozen and durable enough to prevent breaking. Really the true beauty of cold weather cords is their flexibility. At the end of a job, no matter how cold the day, the cord will simply coil and bend as you want it too and make life a little easier.

A bright high visibility blue is used on these cords in order to provide extra safety as well as prevents loss and theft on jobsites. All of these cords are certified and have ETL approvals, so they are authorized to function in any workplace or jobsite that involves extreme cold/freezing temperatures.

By following the advice above, you should be able to get an extension cord that is safe, durable and conveniently flexible in the colds, sub-zero temperatures. It is important to take all the information into consideration if you plan to use extension cords in this type of climate. Whether you are working on an outdoor patio project in the freezing cold, using an engine bock heater cord on your car outside, or using your electric snow blower to clear your driveway full of snow, just remember it is important to consider the issues reviewed above in order to use the most effective cord for that specific project and environment.*+flex*

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