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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trogo Very Flexible and High Quality Extension Cord
It’s past time to replace my old, frayed and undersized extension cords. I bought a Ridgid 25 Ft 12 Gauge Extension Cord a few years ago and have been very satisfied with its performance, so I decided on a new Ridgid 100 Ft 12 Gauge Extension Cord with Lighted Plug. This is a contractor grade cord and is rated for 15 Amps. It also stays flexible from -58 to 167 degrees Fahrenheit and uses three 12 gauge copper stranded wires. The lighted plug is a nice feature that is very handy at night.
As a general rule, an extension cord should be as short as possible to avoid excessive voltage drop under load. This Ridgid 100 Ft 12 Gauge Extension Cord is the perfect solution for using power tools, shop vacuums and other high power consumption devices at a long distance from the power source. Highly Recommended!!
July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox perfect for yard work
This power cord uses 12 gauge wire - which is heavy enough to drive a 15 Amp device. If you use a lighter cable you may be overloading the cable resulting in lower being available to the appliance.
We use this for powering our electric lawnmower and it works perfectly for that purpose.
The appliance end socket has a small light in it to show you when the cable is energized. This is really useful when you are 100' away from the wall socket and you need to know if the power is on or not.
It is a grounded cable as you would expect and is a full 100' long (I measured it!)
August 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB The last cord you’ll need!
This is my second Rigid 12 gauge extension cord. While I use extensions often around the shop and yard I’ve oftentimes went with cheaper cords because I didn’t want to spend the money. I love this cord – it’s so much better than a cheaper cord. For one, the construction is excellent, with heavy rubber insulation and a beefy plug and receptacle that are firmly attached. I’ve had my first cord for two years now and have put it to good use restoring my barn. 12 gauge is not only heavy duty but also supports higher current (15A), which is great for power tools. The lighted end is great, of course, letting you know if it’s powered up.
By the way, 100 feet is exactly the limit for a 12 gauge cord to carry 15 amps without a significant voltage drop, so again, this is a no-brainer solution in my opinion.
Unless you physically damage the cord it will last for many years and serve you well. I’m not lying when I say that every time I grab this for a task I feel spoiled.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Framerpro21 Wouldn't buy another brand of extension cord.
This cord stays soft in all temperatures. Very durable around the jobsite. Will take getting run over by anything and keep on working. Lighted ends make knowing you have power a snap.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SupplyChainKid6 Outstanding product
Exactly what I needed. Works well. Easy to use. Great
November 4, 2014