2-Pack Woods SlimLine 2235 Indoor Flat Plug Extension Cord, 3 Foot Cord, Right Angled Plug, 16 gauge, 3 Polarized Outlets, 125 Volts $3.24 + FS w/Prime @ Amazon - exp unk





  • I was sent to ungrounded cords, when I called Amazon, they said there’s no more of these grounded outlets , and I was offered a credit. “Woods” is the brand I was sent instead of “SlimLine.” Its supposed to be grounded!



  • Thanks for pointing out that they shipped the wrong item, I didn’t notice they were not grounded.
    It only took 20 minutes of searching to find out how to contact C/S, deal with two agents (not understanding half o what they were saying but they were friendly. I got a refund & also keep the cords.



  • Whenever, I call them I use https://gethuman.com/phone-number/Amazon.
    The contact said I had to return it, I said it cost’s more to return it! Then he spoke to a Supervisor, and the contact said I could keep them! What a waste of time, the contact!


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    @marvomatic said in 2-Pack Woods SlimLine 2235 Indoor Flat Plug Extension Cord, 3 Foot Cord, Right Angled Plug, 16 gauge, 3 Polarized Outlets, 125 Volts $3.24 + FS w/Prime @ Amazon - exp unk:

    Its supposed to be grounded!

    Based on the title and the pictures, this item is not supposed to be grounded. One line of the description text “3 GROUNDED OUTLETS” is just wrong.



  • Looking at the picture, I can see now, there is no ground wire. The wire has only 2, not 3 wires for grounding. I was misled by “3 GROUNDED OUTLETS” in the paragraph.



  • @marvomatic Polarized outputs just means the two different slot sizes in each output receptacle, where the longer slot is for the neutral wire, and the shorter slot is for the “hot” (120V) wire.
    Almost all modern 120V devices with a two-wire cord have a polarized plug end, by design.
    It’s a safety thing, as the “hot” wire is the one that should be switched on/off, and not the neutral wire (which btw, is connected to ground back at the service entrance).
    However, both wires in these 2-wire cords conduct current, when on.



  • @ukedog Thank you for the lesson. It’s basically useless! I can’t think of any appliance, or lighting, which, has no ground on it!



  • @marvomatic Yeah, most appliances want a ground wire. But a polarized plug is important on two-wire cords with things like lamps, especially.
    Otherwise, with a non-polarized plug, the lamp is potentially a shock hazard. Basically a 50/50 chance of that, depending on how you plugged it in.
    Plugged in “wrong”, the lamp switch turns on/off the neutral wire, leaving the lamp socket base “hot”. Easy to get shocked changing bulbs!
    Btw there are tons of older vintage lamps out there still with non-polarized plugs.
    Worse, places like Lowe’s still sell replacement non-polarized plug ends, to “fix” older lamps!


 

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