Cords 101


Why Choose a Bad Ass Welder Cord?

Don’t limit your welding to a corner in the shop. Grab a Bad Ass Welder Extension Cord and take the welding to them!

Wire and Cable: Deciphering the Lingo

The wire and cable industry has its own lingo, trade names and sets of initials to identity various products and their respective applications. Here's an overview of different types of wire and cable.

What Extension Cord Length Should I Use?

Caution: Longer extension cords tend to pose more hazards compared to shorter ones. Always use the shortest cord possible, with the correct gauge, for your application and equipment!

Protect Yourself with GFCI Equipped Extension Cords

GFCIs are life-saving devices that protect people from electrocution. OSHA now requires this basic safety component for working with electricity in wet environments any time a permanently installed GFCI receptacle isn’t present.

How to Pick the Right Extension Cord

When choosing a heavy duty extension cord for outdoor use, safety should be your priority. There are four things that you must keep in mind when choosing the best outdoor extension cord: length, gauge, rating and jacket color.

How to Properly Coil and Store an Extension Cord

With proper care and maintenance the best equipment and tools, deliver peak performance, year after year. In this regard, top quality, heavy duty extension cords are no different from your other expensive tools and should be treated accordingly.

Extension Cord Safety Tips

Extension cords are everywhere in our daily lives, at home and on the job. In fact, in certain job environments like construction and the entertainment industry, heavy duty extension cords are essential tools in their own right.

Cold Weather Extension Cords for Winter Projects and Job Sites

Summer came and went and through it all, you didn't give a thought to the extension cords your crew were using. After all, they worked just fine, so why would you?

NEMA Reference Chart Straight Blade Plugs & Connectors

Looking for a list of NEMA Reference Chart Straight Blade Plugs & Connectors. Well here's a handy list.

NEMA Reference Chart for Twistlock Plugs

Looking for a list of NEMA configurations? What's the difference between NEMA L1-15 vs L2-20? Well here's a handy list.

Cords 101

Cords 101
Do Surge Protectors Wear Out?

How do you know when your surge protector has degraded to the point where it's a simple power strip, no longer protecting anything? Read on.) ...Read More

Cords 101
Extension Cord Safety Tips for Holiday Displays

The holidays are here - time to channel your inner Clark Griswold and decorate with outdoor lights, inflatables and yard art. The most spectacular displays all have one thing in common: electricity. And that means extension cords. Lots of extension cords.) ...Read More

Cords 101
Why You Need CGM (Continuous Ground Monitoring) Extension Cords

CGM (Continuous Ground Monitoring) extension cords are a necessary tool on every work site because they allow you to see whether there is ground continuity with a quick glance at the end of the cord.) ...Read More