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10-Pack 1' Clearmax 3-Prong Outlet Extension Power Cords EXPIRED

Posted 06-19-2017 by Smithdeal at 07:47 AM
Super Deal via Amazon has 10-Pack 1' Clearmax 3-Prong Outlet Extension Power Cords for $17.99 - 45% off w/ promotional code WQFRS4Z5 = $9.89. Shipping is free with Prime or if you spend $25 or more. Thanks Smithdeal

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3 Prong Power Extension Cord Cable Strip Outlet Saver 18AWG, Black, 10 Count [amazon.com] for $9.89. Apply code WQFRS4Z5 at checkout for the final price. FS with Amazon Prime.
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Last Edited by TheClassic June 20, 2017 at 11:40 AM
These can be daisy chained to make a 10' extension cord.

As of Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:19 PM PST, the product has a "D" rating on Fakespot: http://fakespot.com/product/clear...pack-black

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Not to undermine this deal. This one is good. I have this already.

However I recently picked up a Walmart YMMV Deal for a 3 Pack for $2.50. Its not just the price but the Walmart one has a good design. The cable connects at a 45 degree angle so that it wont block the next port. Also there is another extra socket at the back to plugin one more device. So with one extender you can connect two items.

Something you can take a look at if you are interested.

Product - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-Ou.../122583709
Walmart Thread (YMMV) - https://slickdeals.net/f/10237044-onn-3pk-outlet-extender-2-50-walmart-clearance-ymmv
Perfect, just what I needed; thanks OP.

When you collect vintage game consoles these cords are a must. Many a man has gone insane trying to plug a Colecovision power brick in a standard outlet strip laugh out loud
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Should have stuck with the short answer.

Without a ground wire, any exposed metal on the device is probably "floating". If a 120 V comes in contact with that metal, though either an internal failure or something as simple as a nick in the insulation, it would become a "hot" surface of 120 V; a shock hazard for someone who comes along an unsuspectingly touches it. The ground wire connects those surfaces to 0 V (the ground rod), providing a low impedance path for current to flow so that the breaker or other overcurrent device will trip if that surface were to become energized. (Crucially, the neutral wire is also connected to ground at one point, so the circuit that gets completed does not treat Earth as a "sink", but just as a reference. Electrically, it means that shorting the 120 V to the metal chassis behaves the same as shorting it to neutral).

The ground wire is *not* used in normal circuit function. It is there only for safety. Devices that are powered through two prong plugs have no exposed metal that could become energized, so the ground prong is not needed or required, and does nothing for those devices.
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Perfect, just what I needed; thanks OP.

When you collect vintage game consoles these cords are a must. Many a man has gone insane trying to plug a Colecovision power brick in a standard outlet strip laugh out loud
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great find!
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Not to undermine this deal. This one is good. I have this already.

However I recently picked up a Walmart YMMV Deal for a 3 Pack for $2.50. Its not just the price but the Walmart one has a good design. The cable connects at a 45 degree angle so that it wont block the next port. Also there is another extra socket at the back to plugin one more device. So with one extender you can connect two items.

Something you can take a look at if you are interested.

Product - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-Ou.../122583709
Walmart Thread (YMMV) - https://slickdeals.net/f/10237044-onn-3pk-outlet-extender-2-50-walmart-clearance-ymmv
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nvm....
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These are a life save when using an APC UPS.

I bought one box and used it up immediately. Soon after, bought another box and they always seem to come in handy.
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Could you use these to ground your 2 prong electronic devices? Sorry I have almost no knowledge about electronics so sorry if the question seems dumb Stick Out Tongue
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got one.. yes, it's 18 and not 16, but for my smaller devices like phone chargers or lamps, that's not going to make a difference.
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is it worth it or hold out for 16awg
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Could you use these to ground your 2 prong electronic devices? Sorry I have almost no knowledge about electronics so sorry if the question seems dumb Stick Out Tongue
Nope. Your device needs to have the ground prong.
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Could you use these to ground your 2 prong electronic devices? Sorry I have almost no knowledge about electronics so sorry if the question seems dumb Stick Out Tongue
Short answer, no.

Longer answer, the third prong on household outlets connects to a long metal pole buried alongside the foundation of your house. This pole dissipates any excess voltage in electronics that connect to it (via the third prong). If you break the link somewhere along the line by using a 3 prong to 2 prong converter (or by ripping off the third prong) then there is no way for your appliance to dissipate that excess voltage. For smaller electronics this shouldn't affect their operation too much, but got larger electronics you can shorten their longevity and open yourself up to a whole mess of safety concerns depending on how robust the internal circuitry is.
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Short answer, no.

Longer answer, the third prong on household outlets connects to a long metal pole buried alongside the foundation of your house. This pole dissipates any excess voltage in electronics that connect to it (via the third prong). If you break the link somewhere along the line by using a 3 prong to 2 prong converter (or by ripping off the third prong) then there is no way for your appliance to dissipate that excess voltage. For smaller electronics this shouldn't affect their operation too much, but got larger electronics you can shorten their longevity and open yourself up to a whole mess of safety concerns depending on how robust the internal circuitry is.
Should have stuck with the short answer.

Without a ground wire, any exposed metal on the device is probably "floating". If a 120 V comes in contact with that metal, though either an internal failure or something as simple as a nick in the insulation, it would become a "hot" surface of 120 V; a shock hazard for someone who comes along an unsuspectingly touches it. The ground wire connects those surfaces to 0 V (the ground rod), providing a low impedance path for current to flow so that the breaker or other overcurrent device will trip if that surface were to become energized. (Crucially, the neutral wire is also connected to ground at one point, so the circuit that gets completed does not treat Earth as a "sink", but just as a reference. Electrically, it means that shorting the 120 V to the metal chassis behaves the same as shorting it to neutral).

The ground wire is *not* used in normal circuit function. It is there only for safety. Devices that are powered through two prong plugs have no exposed metal that could become energized, so the ground prong is not needed or required, and does nothing for those devices.
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Should have stuck with the short answer.

Without a ground wire, any exposed metal on the device is probably "floating". If a 120 V comes in contact with that metal, though either an internal failure or something as simple as a nick in the insulation, it would become a "hot" surface of 120 V; a shock hazard for someone who comes along an unsuspectingly touches it. The ground wire connects those surfaces to 0 V (the ground rod), providing a low impedance path for current to flow so that the breaker or other overcurrent device will trip if that surface were to become energized. (Crucially, the neutral wire is also connected to ground at one point, so the circuit that gets completed does not treat Earth as a "sink", but just as a reference. Electrically, it means that shorting the 120 V to the metal chassis behaves the same as shorting it to neutral).

The ground wire is *not* used in normal circuit function. It is there only for safety. Devices that are powered through two prong plugs have no exposed metal that could become energized, so the ground prong is not needed or required, and does nothing for those devices.
Not sure how my answer is "wrong". You just gave more details into my statement regarding how robust the internal circuitry is. If it's a well-designed circuit with proper components, the chances of connecting hot to earth ground should be extraordinarily slim. That being said, I would never rip the third prong off because it's only there for your protection. It's like removing an airbag in a car because you've never been in a crash.
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