How to repair a power cord that has been dog chewed.

Anyone who owns a dog, cat, or rabbit probably has had this happen at one time or another. And this is what the result usually looks like. So I’m going to show you how to fix this. The first thing you’ll want to do is take some cutters and just amputate the bad part of […]

Stray Welding Current Damage to Power Cords

– The following test demonstrates the results of the types of damages that will occur in a standard welding machine’s primary power cord if it is subject to an over-current event due to stray welding currents. The cord under test is an AWG gauge #10 with 4 conductors and type SOOW insulation. This cord is […]

How to make a “super” extension cord (aka power distribution box)

Hi Makers, Builders and Do-It-Yourselfers. Harley here. My wife has this pile of miscellaneous chargers and wall warts and things that need to be plugged in and she only has one outlet. It’s kind of a mess to be changing things back and forth. It’s a messy pile; she doesn’t know what to do with […]