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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

I am a Forensic Investigator, and I am seeking help solving a case involving a possible (and probable) extension cord failure. This failure caused a fire and very large lawsuite. I need help determining the heat release potential of this extension, given the load on the end of it. Here are the details:

The extension cord:

This cord is only rated at 10 amps. It was pulling in the neighbourhood of 12.5 amps, I need to know if this is a capable ignition source for nearby combustibles.

Thank you for your time.

I am a Forensic Investigator, and I am seeking help solving a case involving a possible (and probable) extension cord failure. This failure caused a fire and very large lawsuite. I need help determining the heat release potential of this extension, given the load on the end of it. Here are the details:

The extension cord:

- 18 AWG / 2 stranded copper conductor cables insulated with SVT. (2 copper conductors no ground and not polarized)

- The cord was approximinately 25 ft

- The cord was energized with standard 120 volts AC.

- The load on the end of the extension cord was 1500 watts.

- The resistivity of 18 AWG copper is 6.510 Ohms/1000ft *http://www.interfacebus.com/Copper_Wire_AWG_SIze.html* [Broken]

This cord is only rated at 10 amps. It was pulling in the neighbourhood of 12.5 amps, I need to know if this is a capable ignition source for nearby combustibles.

Thank you for your time.

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