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Made from a super-tough, high molecular weight polymer which can handle temperatures of -100 degrees Fahrenheit, the Cordpro holds half of an extension cord on each side — instead of in one coil like a normal cable reel. By coiling up each half separately, you can access the cord from either end. Also by pulling one end while the other is plugged in, the Cordpro will unreel more cord from both sides.

When it’s time to put the cord away, just rewrap the cord and hang the Cordpro from its reinforced hanging hole.

The 12-5/8″ in diameter and 3 7/8″ deep Cordpro CP-100 can hold up to 80′ of 14/3 extension cord. It’s also great for hoses, holding up to 25′ of 1/2″ fresh water or 3/8″ air hose. The Cordpro will store any flexible cord, cable, or hose.

Available in Bumblebee yellow or bland grey, the original Cordpro retails for $15, but hard-core shoppers can snag it for $10.

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4 Responses to Conceal Your Coiled Cords and Cables

  1. Scott says:

    These are great! My wife gave me a set a few years ago for Christmas. I’ve used them for extension cord and air hose. If you use it for an air hose try and get the larger size.

  2. Nate Bezanson says:

    When using them for extension cord, keep a close eye on the temperature of the coil. All conductors have some resistance, so a fraction of the energy moving through them gets converted to heat. It’s no big deal when the cord is flopped all over the ground, as it can easily dissipate plenty of wattage.

    But when you’ve got a hundred feet of cord all coiled up, its effective surface area is drastically reduced, and if you’re pulling a good bit of current, the cord can heat up enough that the insulation melts, and then you have a problem.

    There’s a good voltage drop calculator here: http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

    Example, a 50-foot 14-gauge cord powering a shop vac that draws 6 amps, click “calculate” and I get 1.556 volts dropped in the cord. Multiplying 1.5 volts times 6 amps yields 9 watts that the cord has to dissipate. A big ol’ cord reel won’t get very hot from 9 watts.

    Second example: a 100-foot 16-gauge cord, which is rated to carry 10 amps but we were careless and threw a big halogen work light on there along with that vacuum cleaner, so the poor cord has 13 amps running through it. Now the calculator gives 10.8 volts as the drop across the cord. Not only does this mean the vacuum cleaner motor is putting up with a 109-volt instead of 120-volt input, it also means.. (10.8 * 13)… the cord now has 140 watts to get rid of!

    So let’s say our work is happening 30 feet from the outlet, so only 70 feet of cord remain on the reel, which means only (100/70*140)… 98 of those watts are heating up the reel itself. Still, imagine a 100-watt lightbulb in a closed plastic space for a few minutes, and I think you know what happens.

    When in doubt, just unreel the whole cord and wind it back up when you’re done.

  3. Rob says:

    I really like the idea of using these for air hose. I can wrangle my extension cords fine without these but air hoses are just a pair without a spool to wind them up on, even the short ones. Next time I see these, I’m getting at least one!

  4. Ken says:

    I prefer the cord reel that Harbor Freight had.Unused part of the extension cord is in a mesh bag with lots and lots of ventilation.

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