Can I extend my AC Adapter Charger wire?

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Mafs

Joined Jul 19, 2023
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Hello People
Quick one - can I extend my ac charger wire? I wanna make it much longer. standard one is 1.5m - I wanna make it 5-10m long, is it possible,safe and how?
 

Ian0

Joined Aug 7, 2020
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Safer to plug it into a mains extension lead.
1. The internal voltage regulator is set to keep output stable with a known series resistance, being the resistance of the cable.
2. Adding extra cable resistance might prevent the overcurrent shutdown working in the event of a short. It may not be able to distinguish a genuine load for a short at the end of an extended cable.That could cause the cable to overheat.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Welcome to AAC!
I wanna make it much longer. standard one is 1.5m - I wanna make it 5-10m long, is it possible,safe and how?
What are the current and voltage ratings on the charger? What is the voltage tolerance of whatever is being charged? Is there a reason why the charger needs to be so far away from what it's charging?
 
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