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Old 07-06-2023, 08:05 PM   #1
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electric cord too long?

I have a 30 amp outlet in my garage and plug in a 50 foot 30 amp cord to a pig tail to the 20 foot 50 amp cord . The refrigerator is working but neither of the 2 air conditioners are. Do you think I am losing power due to the length?
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I have a 30 amp outlet in my garage and plug in a 50 foot 30 amp cord to a pig tail to the 20 foot 50 amp cord . The refrigerator is working but neither of the 2 air conditioners are. Do you think I am losing power due to the length?
Do they try to start? Does the fan run?
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It does run a minute or 2 then shuts off.
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Measure your voltage. Sounds like you are having a major voltage drop. Electric heaters donít care what the voltage is however inductive loads (compressor/fan motors) do.
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Also, if you're trying to start both A/Cs at the same time, 30 amps isn't gonna cut it.
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Also, if you're trying to start both A/Cs at the same time, 30 amps isn't gonna cut it.
Yep. Two A/Cs starting at the same time will certainly exceed 30 amps. I would run one at a time.
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