I have _NEVER_ seen a regular extension cord for sale in this country (USA) that has "over current protection".
I have seen POWER STRIPS with fuses and circuit breakers.
But a regular 16-gauge zip-cord or heavy duty 14-gague double-jacketed extension?
You'd think OCP for these devices would mean a fuse carrier in the plug or in the connector. There is neither (and I've cracked a lot of them open intentionally).
Unless they're putting the fusible link in the wire itself? But that would probably be illegal since if the fuse went open it would probably melt the entire cord insulation!!!!
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 05-23-2003).]