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Is it ok to plug in my pc using the extension cord from other room?

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post #2 of 10
Depends can your extension cord "actually" support ~ 10A? (Or about 1200W of power)

YOu have a 1220W PSU but yur not using that much.
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post #3 of 10
yes, its safe. If the plug gets warm - at the wall end or whatnot, then you need to get a beefier extension cord. Just about all extension cords will handle the load if they are made with at least 16 gauge wires.
maybe even some smaller ones would work if you don't have a 1000w power supply.

as far as a power strip / surge protector at the end of an extension cord just make sure you're not overdoing the rated watts on the cord thru the strip.
Edited by alienguts - 5/31/11 at 11:27am
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post #4 of 10
Yes its fine.
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I have used one for years, no problems so far!
    
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post #6 of 10
I have used a cord before that got warm to the touch.. That scared me. I replaced it with a 15A cord.. No problems since then..
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post #7 of 10
I, myself prefer to use appliance extension cords... they are rated higher for amps and just gives me peace of mind that I am not throttling the needed amperage. However I ONLY do that if I cannot get to an outlet close enough. I recently ran my own wiring and wired outlets in our office specifically for our pc's
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post #8 of 10
The only devices able to melt a extension cord is a lawnmower or welder maybe a high power grinder. But a pc? Never
post #9 of 10
It depends,i am not sure.
post #10 of 10
Don't keep the cord coiled up that's all
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