Perhaps some electricians, electrical engineers, or physicists can chime in on this one…
I recently installed my window A/C unit to combat the sweltering heat. I was just wondering if it’s necessary to untie the bundled power cord (by bundled, I mean the power cord is still wound into a small, tight ball with the twist-tie holding it together, just like how it came from the factory). Is there any danger in running an appliance such as an A/C unit for long periods of time with the power cord still bundled? Do the twists/turns/curves in the bundled cord pose any danger of starting an electrical fire, overload, or any other hazard? :eek:
And yes, before you suggest, “Why don’t you just simply unbundle the power cord?”, I would prefer not to (if I don’t have to), because I already have a jumble of other wires strewn about in my bedroom, and if possible, I’d like to keep the power cord on the A/C bundled together to keep it separate from the other cables.