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Heavy duty extension cords and electric smoker?

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Has anyone used a heavy duty extension cord say 12 gauge or even a 10 gauge with the MES and if so was there any changes with the unit.Thanks for any info
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Sorry for the post.Did a search and found the info I was looking for.Seems if I use 25 ft or under I should be fine.
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Cool you found your answer.

 

I have used a heavy duty ext cord for years with my Bradley and MES. Lowes has a nice yellow HD with clear plugs and bulb indicator.

 

Have fun and SMOKE ON.

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I have a 1500 watt Smoke Hollow that I run with a 20' 10awg extension cord with no issues. Would not go any smaller than 12awg.

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I have to use a 25' at work for the MES. Seen no issues, just make sure you don't overload the circuit. It seemed to draw a couple more amps with the cord.
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Originally Posted by Louie D View Post

Has anyone used a heavy duty extension cord say 12 gauge or even a 10 gauge with the MES and if so was there any changes with the unit.Thanks for any info


In the winter I run 100' 10 gauge to my shed,for my smoker no problem.

 

Richie

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I run my mes and my mes cold smoke kit on the same 12g cord about 20 foot long have not even treped the breaker
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I ran a 100 foot 12/3 cable the other day.  Zero issues.  Didnt get warm at all. 

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Loads like hearing elements are the least affected by extension cords. You don't have start up currents (like say an air compressor or a fridge) so as long as you have less than 1500 watts and its under a 100' run you should never have a problem as long as you use at a minimum a 12 gauge cord. Just for reference if it's a 15 amp circuit in your house most of the time the wiring will be 14 gauge.
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