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Using an extension cord witht the MES?

post #1 of 9
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OK, I know the manual says not to, but the cord that comes with the unit is pretty short. I would like to place the MES a little further away from the house.

Has anyone successfully used an extension cord with the MES? Was it a certain gauge?

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
I've used a 12 guage 25' with mine... no problem whatsoever.
post #3 of 9
Ditto on Slick Rat's .. not with an MES, but with the Cookshack and Brinkman electrics I've used a 12 guage 25 footer with no issues. I don't understand why they make the cords so short if they don't want you to use an extension.
post #4 of 9
extension cords can cause a decrease in voltage. Always go with the shortest one that will get the job done and the largest gauge. 12 gauge should be fine
post #5 of 9
12g 25ft no problems.
post #6 of 9
I've used a 5-ft cord multiple times with no problem . . . not sure what gauge it is.
post #7 of 9
Is there an amperage rating on the unit somewhere or in the manual?

I did a quick search and it looks like maybe 6.5 amps.

If so, then 25ft of 12 gauge ext. cord won't overheat or cut your power.

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
post #8 of 9

cord

I went to electrical supply house and bought 10' of 10 guage cord and heavy duty plugs for both ends . works great and have had no problems.
post #9 of 9
I have a bradley, I tried using a longer extension cord and had problems with it taking a long time getting to temp and staying there. I bought a 9' appliance extension cord and things work great now.
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