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battery charger says "never use with an extension cord"

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Dan Jacobson, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. Dan Jacobson

    Dan Jacobson Guest

    I bought a GP brand AA NiMH battery charger and it say "never use with
    an extension cord". Why? Is it planning to use a million volts or
  2. Guest

    Under certain fault conditions the batteries can get really hot during
    charging, and
    if it's on an extension cord they might be touching some flammable
    carpet etc.

    Of course if it's plugged into a wall socket it might be covered by
    curtains too...

  3. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    I believe the acronym involved is "CYA" - As in "Cover Your Ass".

    Every warning label in existence represents a lawsuit filed and won by
    some moron (or his/her heirs) who did whatever the label warns against,
    got him/herself hurt and/or killed in the process, regardless of how
    stupid their action was.
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