Recently, I bought a new extension cord for my electic lawnmower. I didn’t know there were different types of extension cords for different purposes, and I just bought the longest one I could find at my local hardware store that looked like an “outdoor” type.
When I got home, I used it with my lawnmower with no problems.
Later, when I was discarding the packaging for the cord, I noticed that there was a note on the package that said that the cord was rated for 10 amps, and some kind of warning related to that. I think it said it should not be used with tools that require more than 10 amps, to avoid damage to the tools. The next time I went to cut the grass, I checked, and my lawnmower has a sticker on it that says something like “12 A max”.
Is my lawnmower in danger? Am I? If it is only my lawnmower at risk, I’m not going to bother getting a new cord, because it is an old lawnmower, and I would much rather have one of the new-fangled battery powered ones so I don’t have to deal with the cord at all.
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.