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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.