I have two extension cords both are 50 feet long. One is 12 gauge and the other is 14 gauge. I want to power an electric saw.
I want the least voltage drop over the combined 100 feet so I keep the current draw by the saw motor as low as possible minimizing heat damage. Which should I plug into the 120 volt receptical first? Why?
I don't think it matters. The resistance will be the sum of the two extension cords regardless of which one comes first and the distance is still the same. But I could be wrong (it wouldn't be the first time.)
#72656 - 12/06/0604:53 PMRe: Extension Cords-Which to Use First?