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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by jted View Post


Brickguy,  Jim don't worry about it just use the short cord we talked about and don't look back.
This whole conversation was to get non electric folks to think about there extension cords. They can be choke points of electric voltage. When you choke the voltage you choke the current (amprage) To keep it simple voltage does not kill, the energy (Current , Amperage) does.Two different things that run together.
If you remember anything it should be to keep it (the cord) short and fat. Hey that is me. But all joking aside just think about what you are doing and if you think you need help just ask.
Dr. K that would  be the exit voltage of the cord at the end of the cord unplugged to the smoker but plugged into the wall receptacle. I think that is what you are asking.  Jted
If the smoker is Unplugged you will be measuring at the end of the ext cord the same voltage as you would on the wall outlet:No load=no current thru the ext cord; no current thru the cord=No voltage drop.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by atomicsmoke View Post


If the smoker is Unplugged you will be measuring at the end of the ext cord the same voltage as you would on the wall outlet:No load=no current thru the ext cord; no current thru the cord=No voltage drop.

   One more thing to check is there any other appliance like a frig or freezer on the same circuit drawing current. If there is there will be a voltage drop caused by current going to them.

A G K

post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by A G K View Post

   One more thing to check is there any other appliance like a frig or freezer on the same circuit drawing current. If there is there will be a voltage drop caused by current going to them.
A G K
Good point.
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