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Do you know what is one of the most dangerous electrical appliances in the home?

Try your garden variety extension cord.

Why? Well the U.S. Product Safety Commission found that extension cords can be so dangerous because of improper usage. Each year, accidents from extension cords kill around 50 people, result in injuries requiring hospital treatment to 4,000 others and also cause over 3,000 residential fires.

So I thought it would be good to review How to Select the Proper Electrical Extension Cord. Key to selecting the right cord is understanding that the capacity of an electrical extension cord to safely extend power is based on two factors, gage of the wire and length of the cord. Take a read and see how to properly select the right cord for your home use.

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