Long cords can be a hazard on the job site. It poses a safety hazard as well as can cause electrical shorts. People have been known to trip over cords strung along the ground. A simple and cost-effective solution is to use a heavy duty electric cord reel.
Electric cord reels are heavy duty reels in which a power cord is rolled up into the reel up to the socket end. These cords are used to power equipment such as tools. A normal non-retractable extension cord is difficult to tote around. Things can get in the way or hung up on the cable. A cord that is wrapped around the reel becomes portable and easy to carry. In addition, it keeps the electric cord from getting tangled.
An electrical cord reel keeps electrical cords in place, especially when not in use.
Some of the most common uses for an electric cord reel that is heavy duty are medical equipment, industrial machinery, and crash carts.
These reels are useful, functional and can be used in all types of environments.
They are available in different lengths, thicknesses, and service duties. The cord thickness depends on the power needed for the appliance. Cords that are used outdoors in wet areas or around oil need a thicker cord.
Many cord reels are designed for a variety of settings. These reels are handy to have around the home, office, and job site but can be handy for boats, docks, and garages. Some reels can even be mounted on a workbench or wall.
If you are looking to purchase an electric cord reel, keep in mind the equipment that will be connected to the power cord. Each reel has a maximum amount of amps, length, and gauge. Do not plug in machinery that is rated too high for the particular cord.