SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

By Robert Robillard on Electrical, Home And Personal Safety

 SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

SmartCord Heat-Sensing Safety Cord

Every year there are over 50,000 electrical-related fires, and 3,300 of them involved an improperly used extension cord.  People simply put too many items on extension cords, overloading them, which creates excessive heat and creates a spart and starts a fire. The vast majority of residential fire fatalities are due to smoke inhalation, not from the actual flames and almost two-thirds of fire fatalities occur at night while folks are sleeping – that’s scary!

Using Extension Cords

I usually find myself using and setting up numerous extension cords around the house setting up for the winter holidays.  The cords get used on decorating activities from up-lighting a wreath, to installing string lights on evergreen roping, Christmas trees, and other lighted displays.

SmartCord Safety Extension Cord

SmartCord Heat Sensing Technology

I recently started using SmartCord Safety Extension Cords in my home. The SmartCord Safety Extension Cord utilizes a built-in heat sensor,to detect heat build up at the plug, prior the circuit catching fire or causing a spark.  If the temperature gets too hot, 130-degrees or more, an alarm sounds and a red LED light activates to alert occupants that the cord is overloaded.

Both the male and female ends of the SmartCord have LED warning lights, audible alarms and even a test button to let the user know the alarm and LED are working. The alarm continues to sound until the power is shut off or the hot plugs are removed.

The end of the extension cord head contains 2 outlets on one side and 1 outlet on the other.  The cord is 16-gauge wire and rated at 13 amps, I do wish that the cord was offered in a slightly heavier gauge with three-prongs.

The cords I tested were 6-feet long and the female end had safety shutters that stop access to unused contacts. These cords come in different lengths and colors.

 SmartCord Safety Extension CordSmartCord Colors:

  • White: 6-foot and 12-foot
  • Black: 6-foot and 12-foot
  • Green: 6-foot and 9-foot

SmartCord Features:

  • Monitors and senses excessive heat in outlets and plugs created by overloading, poor connections and improper use.
  • Features Heat Sensor that measures heat building up at the plug or outlets.
  • Sets off an alarm and illuminates a warning light well before there’s enough heat to cause a spark.
  • Self-test button is on each end of the cord to test alerts.
  • Safety shutters stop access to unused outlets.
  • Comes in Black, White, Green & 6-12 Feet.
  • Cord type: 16/2 SPT-213 Amp/125V/1625W


The SmartCord safety extension cord, like your smoke detectors, is a safety device that helps protect your home.

Last year, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) documented 4,037 civilian deaths in home fires between Jan. 1, 2014, and Sept. 9, 2015, smoke alarms, provide occupants and early audible warning needed to safely escape from fire. 

The SmartCord also provides you an alarm but before the fire starts and before its too late!!

Stay safe!

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Robert Robillard

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