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    Question Question regarding extension cords

    We just checked the connections on our caravan cord.
    Instead of the copper wiring being shiny it is black. We cut about a metre off it and it is still black.
    Is it time to throw the cord out and get a new one?
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    Wolfie, I am no electrician, but that does not sound right. So get another extension lead. It's better to be safe than sorry with electricity.
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    Moisture ingress has caused oxidization of the copper.
    This will effect the ability to achieve a good connection at the terminals.
    Replacement is advisable.
    Also get the new 15amp cord test and tagged.
    For the best results I use -

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    Thanks David
    We found the double connection, for power and air con, had water in it so thought that was a problem.
    It is in the bin now and a new one will be bought.
    Wolffie
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