Explosion Proof Extension Cord

Thursday, August 6, 2015 @ 04:08 PM gHale

Larson Electronics released a heavy duty extension cord designed to provide secure connection of explosion proof equipment in hazardous locations.

The EPEXC-4X-12.3-100 explosion proof extension cord from Larson Electronics extends the reach of equipment in hazardous locations where power receptacles are not in close proximity to the work space.

The explosion proof extension cord is built with 100 feet of 12/3 SOOW explosion proof cord rated at 20 amps of continuous service, providing ample length for moving about the work space. This cord has four explosion proof twist lock receptacles constructed of non-sparking aluminum for connection of equipment in hazardous locations.

A 20 amp explosion proof plug terminates at the end of the 100’ cord to provide power to the four outlets.

This cord, and its plug and receptacles are a 3 pole 2 wire design which works with most common explosion proof equipment. This explosion proof extension cord is Class 1 Division 1 Groups C, D and Class 2 Division 1 Groups E, F, and G rated, making it usable in hazardous locations where flammable gases and vapors are present.

The cord is oil, chemical and abrasion resistant for durability and the receptacles feature deep recessed contacts for protection against arcing and a powder coat finish for resistance to corrosion. This cord can connect explosion proof lighting, fans and blowers, and extend the range of portable power supplies and substations within the hazardous work area.

“This unit enables up to four pieces of equipment to run from one extension cord, eliminating the need for multiple cords to be strewn throughout a work area,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com. “We offer a wide range of explosion proof extension cords with different lengths and connectors that are readily available in stock.”