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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will put a new end on an extension cord.  Why would you ever do this?  Maybe the cord got damaged near the end and you don't mid it becoming shorter.  Or you need to build an extension cord.  Or a tool has a damaged cord near the plug.  Let's fix it!

Here's one video to get you started:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - put a new end on an extension cord, build an extension cord or replace the end on a tool's cord.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
   - a before picture
   - a picture during the project
   - an after picture action shot of the repaired cord
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The homemade extension cord I was using had too big an end on it to fit into the weatherproof outlet that it needed to plug into.  So I got a more sleek plug and changed it out.
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Before picture (I had already cut the end off)
Before picture (I had already cut the end off)
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Wires stripped and oriented to the plug
Wires stripped and oriented to the plug
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All done!
All done!
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this wire came from a power transformer. it had no male end. Only one female end. So i found a used male end and put it onto this wire to make it one usable extension cord.
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loose wire end
loose wire end
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ground wire
ground wire
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used male plug. and stripped wires
used male plug. and stripped wires
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installing face plate
installing face plate
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Female and male ends.
Female and male ends.
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Here is my submission for the Electricity - Sand - Put New End on an Extension Cord BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
  - a before picture
  - a picture during the project
  - an after picture action shot of the repaired cord

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before with parts and tools
before with parts and tools
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cutting off female end
cutting off female end
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connecting grounding wire
connecting grounding wire
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wired
wired
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final assembly on housing
final assembly on housing
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it works! The charging light on the flashlight is green.
it works! The charging light on the flashlight is green.
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I've had this 50 ft 12 gauge limber extension cord for quite a long time and it has developed two issues: first, the cord jacket broke away from the three prong female end of the cord exposing the electrical wires, and second, inside the female connectors started to short/burn/arc inside the clear plastic. So it was definitely time to replace the end.
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Before shot with tools.
Before shot with tools.
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Before shot of exposed wires.
Before shot of exposed wires.
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Before shot of charred interior.
Before shot of charred interior.
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Part way done.
Part way done.
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Attaching wires.
Attaching wires.
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Done.
Done.
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Action shot of fixed cord in use.
Action shot of fixed cord in use.
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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I have a bunch of extension leads with UK plugs and a bunch of three pin USB chargers.
I decided to replace the UK plug with a US plug so I could reuse the USB chargers which are rated for 100 - 240v.
I trimmed and cleaned up the wire ends so they were a better fit.
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Mike Barkley flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
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Note: please include a pic showing the outlet strip is rated to handle 120vac

 
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Part 2:

Here's a picture of the back of the strip indicating that it's rated to a maximum of 230v which is greater than 110v. I hope that meets with the requirements. I appreciate I'm stretching the boundaries a little.
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Mike Barkley approved this submission.
Note: Technically it's not an extension cord but it effectively the same thing. I'm willing to risk being overruled on that but mostly wanted to be sure it was safe first. Good to go unless someone else decides in not extension cordy enough.

 
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The ground was broken on one end of the extension cord, so I put on a new end.

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The broken plug.
The broken plug.
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The broken end removed, and the pieces for the new end.
The broken end removed, and the pieces for the new end.
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Wires attached to the new end.
Wires attached to the new end.
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Good as new.
Good as new.
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Paul Fookes approved this submission.
Note: I certify this BB complete.

 
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