Filters
Search

Secure Checkout
No Sales Tax collected On Orders Shipping Outside NY State.
FREE SHIPPING FOR MOST ORDERS OVER $99
Same Day Shipping! For many in stock items if order received by 2PM EST.
No Sales Tax collected On Orders Shipping Outside NY State.
Search

What is CART ID?
Search
Your Shopping Cart Is Empty


Print Secure Checkout
Cables Blog

Shop Cables for Sale - Fiber Optic Cables, Network Cables, Outdoor Cables, Bulk Ethernet Cables, Cat6 Cables, Cat5 Cables, Cat5e Cables, Crypto Cables and Data Center Cables.



Identifying the Risk of Damaged Cords: When to Replace Your Power Cord

Damaged power cords are the number one reason why people have to replace their power cables. Here's a simple guide that will help you identify whether a power cord is damaged and help determine when it is time to replace your power cables.

by VIKAS DAYAL • December 28, 2021

Power Cords, Power Cables


Regardless of your industry or career, power cords are a vital part of our daily life. They provide us with the energy we need to conduct business, entertain guests and keep up with modern technology. It is important to be aware of when your cord could be damaged or broken as the outcomes of damaged power cables can lead to and cause detrimental events such as fires and damaged equipment. It can happen without warning which leaves you in an emergency if the cord has been cut off from the wall outlet by accident or you have tripped over it and pulled it out from where it was plugged into a power source.

When you see your power cords starting to show signs of wear or damage, it might be time to replace them, but how do you know when your power cables are possibly damaged. The first step in determining if your cord is broken is checking the cord's insulation. If it has any cuts, cracks, or exposed wires then you need to replace the cord immediately. Broken insulation and exposed wire can also cause your cord to overheat. Any sign of any type of damage should be a signal that it is time for a replacement as this could lead to an electrical fire or worst-case scenario, death from electrocution.

Another sign of a damaged power cable is charring. If there is any black or brown residue on the cord then it could be a sign that the insulation has been burned away and you will need to replace the power cable before continued use.

If your cords are frayed, it's time for a replacement too. Fraying means that the protective sheath around the wire has started to come off and like broken insulation, can overheat and cause a safety hazard.

Another that a power cord is broken or damaged and needs to be replaced is if it is not performing as it originally did when it was new. This can be determined by checking the amperage on the cord. If it is not what it used to be then it's time for a new power cord.

The final indication is with the use of a testing tools. Eliminate guesswork with testing tools, such as the ones offered by Cables.com. There are a variety of testing tools available including LAN and PC cable testers, toners, data/link ID, real world certifying tools, and many others.

Replace your power and network cables before they cause any damage and keep you, your employees, and your business safe!

If you have determined that it is time to replace your cords, visit Cables.com all your power cable needs.


What Power Cables do you need to mine crypto currency?
What's the Difference Between a Cat5 and Cat6 Cable?

Recent Cables.com Posts

Network Cable Face Off: Cat6A vs Cat7 vs Cat8 Ethernet Cables
Should You Buy Shielded Ethernet Cables?
A/V Cables and Adapters
Buy Your Network Cables in Bulk with Cables.com
Cables.com: The Top Ethernet Cables Company in New York
PDU Cables for Your Data Center Needs
When to Buy Multi Mode Fiber Optic Cable
When to Buy Single Mode Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber Optic Cable for Outdoor Installations
Should You Buy Cat6 or Cat7 Ethernet Cables?

Categories

> A/V Cables
> Adapters
> AI
> Apple Products
> Artificial Intelligence
> Audio/Video Cables
> Bulk Cable Company
> Cable Company
> Cable Experts Online
> Cable Suppliers
> Cable Vendors
> Cable Warehouse
> cable wholesale
> Cable Wholesalers
> Cables on Demand
> Cables.com
> Cables.com News and Information
> Cat5e / Cat6 Cables
> Category 7 Ethernet Cables
> Category8 Ethernet Cables
> Cell Phone Cables
> Custom Cables
> Custom Fiber Optic Cables
> Data Center
> Datacomm Cables
> Fiber Optic Cables
> HDMI Cables
> Integrator
> Internet of Things (loT)
> Keystone Jacks
> Market Reports
> MIT Technology Review
> Network Patch Cables
> Network Patch Cords
> Network Topology
> New York Cable Company
> NY Cable Company
> Online Learning
> Outdoor Cables
> Patch Finder
> Patch Panels
> Power Cables
> Power Cords
> RapidRun
> Reseller
> Shielded Ethernet Cable
> Signal Conversion
> Solution Provider
> Supply Chain
> USB 3.0 Cables
> VAR
> Wholesale Cable
> Wholesale Cable Supplier
all

Archives

April, 2024
March, 2024
February, 2024
January, 2024
December, 2023
November, 2023
October, 2023
September, 2023
August, 2023 more archive dates
archive article list

RSS


Easy Product Returns within 30 Days and Secure Shopping for your safety.