AC WORKS®: What is Voltage Drop?

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

When shopping for AC WORKS® brand extension cords, you may notice the majority of them stay within a 50ft or less range. This is to avoid something that all power cords experience, called “voltage drop.” What is voltage drop?

It is exactly how it sounds. The voltage rating drops as the cord gets longer. Let’s use a regular household extension cord as an example. As we know, these are rated 15 amps at 125 volts, meaning they can only be used for light-duty work. When you make the cord longer, there will be more length for the electricity to travel, meaning there will be more resistance.

In this video, we cover another example more in-depth and show you a website that can help you determine the voltage drop you will experience with your cords. You will also discover how AC Connectors helps combat voltage drop.

If you have any further questions about extension cords or any other power solution needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with a phone call, text, or email.

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