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Old 03-18-2019, 05:45 PM   #21
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Had an end of my 50a 220 cord go up in smoke last fall where it was connected to the dock pole. Ordered a new end and when I cut the old one off, found the copper to be corroded. Thought it was just the last few feet but after sawing it into several times, the whole cord was badly corroded. Resistance probably contributed to the burnt up dock connection. Nothing to be salvaged. If anyone needs a new end, I have an extra. Lesson learned.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:24 PM   #22
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Had an end of my 50a 220 cord go up in smoke last fall where it was connected to the dock pole. Ordered a new end and when I cut the old one off, found the copper to be corroded. Thought it was just the last few feet but after sawing it into several times, the whole cord was badly corroded. Resistance probably contributed to the burnt up dock connection. Nothing to be salvaged. If anyone needs a new end, I have an extra. Lesson learned.

That's the worst case, and a good reason to cut and inspect the cord conductor condition before buy new plugs. The ones I've seen haven't needed to be cut back more than a few inches.
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"Thought it was just the last few feet but after sawing it into several times, the whole cord was badly corroded."


Not easy to inspect with non removable fittings , but a tinned set of wires might have lasted longer?
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