Uses and Tips for Higher Voltage Power Cords

Today, there are several uses for a 220 volt extension cord, such as for supplying power to heavier appliances that require additional voltage in order to function properly. When purchasing higher voltage cords, such as 220 extension cords or a 240 volt extension cord, you will want to be sure that these voltage cords are of high quality as they will be used for more expensive appliances. Higher quality voltage cords will also help you avoid any potential problems when using them. More power-intensive electronic devices, such as large appliances, require often require a 220v extension cord. The extra voltage that a 240V extension cord produces is necessary for load bearing devices. In order to avoid any unnecessary danger, be sure to always check the device's manual to coordinate the proper power cord. In addition, be sure to use extreme caution when using higher voltage cords and adapters. 

A good example of when a 220 volt extension cord should be used is when you need to supply power to your stove or drier. If a higher voltage than 220v is needed, you may opt for a 240v extension cord. Both the 220v extension cord and 240v extension cords may often be used interchangeably. Before you use a higher voltage, be sure to consult the user manual for the particular device in question to determine if a slightly different voltage will be safe enough to use. If either voltage is acceptable to use, obtain a cord that may be used with other nearby devices (assuming that there will not be a dedicated line).

When it comes to getting the power supply you need for your power-hungry devices, check out Milspec Direct's inventory of extension cords and adapters. We have the perfect 220v extension cord for welder as well as many other extension cords for any heavy duty needs.