Don't Starve Your Power Tool Motor To Death
Using The Correct Extension Cord Gives Your Tool All The Power It Needs
Some power tools will burn out in 5 minutes or less in severely starved conditions. Always be aware of the amperage ratings of your tools and your cords.
When you have two or more tools operating simultaneously, you must add the total amperage of all tools operating together to determine the maximum load on your electric cord or cable. Refer to the specification plate on your tools for current draw and electrical cord safety information
To prevent dangerous resistance heat buildup, especially in light gauge cords, always uncoil completely when operating under heavy loads. Generally, a 12-3 extension cord will handle a single tool. Always use 10-3 extension cords when multiple tools may be running at the same time. Please follow extension cord safety procedures.
1/2 HP=7.4 AMPS
3/4 HP=10.2 AMPS
2 HP=24 AMPS
800 WATTS=7 AMPS
1100 WATTS=10 AMPS
1650 WATTS=15 AMPS
Always follow cord manufacturer's warnings and specifications for proper power cord safety