|By Dmitry Sotnikov||
|March 1, 2013 07:38 PM EST||
A portable power generator can be a reliable source of electricity during emergency situations. If the power is down or if you want to turn on an appliance that is located at places where electricity is not available, a power generator can supply your appliance with necessary electricity. You can turn off the generator later when there is electrical power available. Because the generator is portable, you can bring it to almost any location where it is needed. Just make sure that you have long enough generator cord so that electricity necessary to power up all of your appliances can be transmitted from the generator to those appliances.
Generator Extension Cord is often needed if the distance between the generator and the appliances that it powers up is far. However, before you decide to use extension cord, you may need to try to reduce the distance between the generator and the appliances as much as possible because there are several shortcomings that you have to deal with if you use long extension cord. First of all, extension cord can only transmit electricity from the generator to appliances with cord. You cannot use it to power up appliances that don’t use cord, such as ceiling fans and well pumps. Secondly, long-distance electricity transmission usually generates heat. The cord that you use may become hot or even burnt if it is of low quality. Thirdly, sometimes you need a lot of time to set up the connection. The power may have been restored by the time you finish the setup.
However, if you inevitably have to use extension cord, make sure that the cord that you choose is of high quality. Make sure that it is heat resistant and make sure that it can be set up easily. You can contact its dealer to find out the characteristics and the quality of the cord that it sells.