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Extension cord help

post #1 of 7
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I recently read a thread here that talked about extension cords for the MES40.  I can't find it now, can someone help, please.  I need to try and narrow my temp swings.  I will try a heat sink next time but the extension cord might help also.

post #2 of 7
Using an extension cord should not be a problem depending on size and length. How long of a cord are you using and what gauge is it?
Always use the shortest cord possible.
Up to 25 ft, a 14 ga will work.
For 50 ft, I would use 12 ga.
But if you have to go 100 ft, I would go 10 ga.
Edited by hamrhead1971 - 5/13/15 at 6:15am
post #3 of 7

Get a 12/3 25 foot cord on Amazon for $22. 

 

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by oldpro1946 View Post

I recently read a thread here that talked about extension cords for the MES40.  I can't find it now, can someone help, please.  I need to try and narrow my temp swings.  I will try a heat sink next time but the extension cord might help also.


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http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/192062/mes-extension-cords#post_1368734
post #5 of 7
I'm confused.

How does an extension cord help with temperature swings in an MES-40?
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by holyfeld View Post

I'm confused.

How does an extension cord help with temperature swings in an MES-40?

 

He probably wants to move it into an area that has less wind. 

post #7 of 7