Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PSHome Heavy Duty is right - great for generators
This cord is indeed heavy duty - just under 13 lbs and much thicker than my 14 gauge cords. We picked this up to go with our generator which seems we need to use 1-2 times per winter due to power outages. This cord will carry a lot of amperage over 100 ft... delivering the amperage you expect and need for powering up heaters, motors, etc. We've only used down to 15F, but at that temp, the cord remained easy to roll up. The lighted female end allows you to see if you have power to the cord.
Note - know how much amperage you need and the length you need to carry that amperage.
October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by capnbobby Professional Grade
1. This heavy duty Extreme Weather Contractor Grade extension cord is ideal for
those winter outdoor and indoor applications.
2. Rated at 15 amp, 125 Volts and 1875-watts
3. Ideal for powering those power saws, compressors, vacuums, lighting and other 15 amp or less equipment.
4. The cord is 12 gauge (3/8 in. dia.)/ 3 wire and flexible from -58° F to 221°F. and
weighs 13.25 lbs.
5. The cord has maximum flexibility and durability and remains kink free.
6. The plug has a Power-On Indicator
7. Full Lifetime Warranty
October 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerpilot Handy
You can never have enough cords around. This 12/3 blue jacket 100 ft cord has a flexible cover even under cold conditions. I really like how helpful the lighted end / receptacle is. Nice touch. This 100 foot cord is ideal for electric trimmers, mowers, edgers. Also nice for portable generators due to length of the cord becouse we all know how annoying that noise is.
October 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papawjeff Best use would be onsite long term.
My opinion on this may vary depending on intended use.
This cord is a horse, it weighs around 20 pounds all coiled up and could get to be a chore to coil up and roll out a few times a day on a regular basis. Put in use and left there over a period of time it would be great
It is supposed to remain flexible from -58˚F to 221˚F but personally I hope to never be outside in either extreme.
But electrically it should handle just about anything you would ever operate on an extension cord.
Its three 12 gauge conductors will handle 15 amps on a 125 v circuit and 1875 watts.
12/3 is what my 110 v circuits in my home are wired with so I have little doubt of its abilities.
Im going to power a small shed with it this winter to keep the battery charged in the tractor and the building lighted. (and who knows what else)
October 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steamenginesteve No Better Cord Than This
I've been fighting cheap extension cords for over fifty years. Most so stiff in cool weather it takes five minutes to get a fifty footer untangled. This Ridgid brand cord at 100 ft. with 12 ga. copper wire and soft flexible rubber cover is also made here in USA. I am proud to use this great cord. The led light on the female end is a very nice feature to know the power is on. This cord is a must have on construction or hobby job sites. It will power all tools that draw high amps upto 15 amps.
October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fredho Easy to use
Used this extension cord to run a air compressor deep in my large backyard. Handled the load of the compressor when cycling on and off with no problems. The LED light when powered up is bright and does away with guessing if your doggie pulled the cord out of the wall once again (Great Dog but not the sharpest tool in the shed). Very flexible and easy to wind up when done. Very good professional grade extension cord.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scott Nothing but the best
The Ridgid 100 ft' extention cord is a great product. I have used it in the field as harvest is in full swing. I plugged it in to my generator when doing some maintainence on the combine. With the one end having the light on it makes it nice for at night to find the end of the cord. When I would plug in a tool in would pull the generator down instantly. This is a heavy duty cord. I havn't had a cord like it in several years.
October 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Excellent all-weather outdoor extension cord, but solid orange color seems safer
This is a very well-made all-weather outdoor extension cord, staying flexible well below any temperature I'd be willing to go outside in. The extra flexibility of a cold-weather cord makes it a whole lot easier to use even in hot weather, so I use them year-round. They're heavier than ordinary extension cords, but a bucket-type cord reel (unfortunately not available at The Home Depot) solves that problem easily.
I especially like the clear connectors on both ends of this cord. It reassures me to see recognizably 12-gauge wires securely crimped onto the mating pins inside the clear molded plastic. And I like the light in the female connector at the far end, verifying that the cord is energized at the point where I'm using it. It's a big improvement over the old "it's anybody's guess what's inside" black connectors of the old days.
The only thing I do not like about this cord is the color. In those old days, all outdoor extension cords were solid very bright orange, and I think it's a big mistake that manufacturers have switched almost entirely to other colors. The very most important consideration when using an outdoor extension cord is knowing exactly where it is at all times, especially when using things like snowblowers, hedge trimmers, mowers, pole saws, brush cutters, tillers, etc, which could chew up a cord in less than a second if it got in the way.
The solid bright orange is ALWAYS easy to see, in ANY context, because it would never become invisible against a background anywhere near its own color. Even in high grass, it's easy to see exactly where that big orange snake is, so easy that I often don't even have to turn my head to look for it—I can see it out of the corner of my eye.
This darkish blue cord with a single orange stripe would not give such important help in knowing where it is. On snow it'd be okay, but in high grass I'd have to look for it, which would be a distraction I don't need. So I'll reserve this one for use only in snow; I'll keep using my trusty 12-year-old bright orange cord (also from The Home Depot) the rest of the year. I just feel safer not always having to turn my head to know where it is.
October 20, 2016